Milkweed seed pod

These stand out when everything else has dried up. They are still busy dispersing their seeds.

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Pertinent technical details or techniques: Canon 7DII + 180/3.5 + tripod

f/8, 1/200, ISO 800
ACR, PSCC, A slight crop to center the subject. A maple leaf adhering to the bottom part of the stem removed.

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Pleasing color, textures, background, and shapes.

All elements work nicely together to tell their story. The background colors tell us the time of year, the detailed filaments of the seeds that are about to fly and the pods awaiting a gust of wind to set the seeds sailing for next years’ crop. Unfortunately the rains in my area denied me the chance to photograph them this year. Thanks for posting this.

Ravi, you did an outstanding job capturing this. The background certainly compliments the seed colors nicely.

Wonderful detail and composition, with matching BG colors. Fascinating gossamer seeds!

Ravi: One of my favorite subjects and so well captured. One must view the large version to appreciate all the wonderful fine detail. Most excellent. >=))>

Ravi, this is a great look at milkweed seeds and pod. The warm background add well and matches the colors in the seed heads beautifully.

Like this. the colors work great together. The seed color harmonize nicely with the background.

Played with this a bit in PS and thought maybe a monochrome version might also have some potential:

Tony, I didn’t think about B&W conversion. It looks good as it has enough tonal variation. Thanks for reworking.