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Gone to Seed

Posted by
Jason Politte (Conway, AR, United States) on 24 September 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

[Macro Insect Week]
A small fly on a grass seed pod. I had no idea these pods could be so colorful.

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific macro Jason

24 Sep 2012 6:42am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Love the soft capture and title. Another elegant nature snap.

24 Sep 2012 8:25am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice clarity and good variety of colors , Phil

24 Sep 2012 8:35am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Not only the composition, but the light is just wonderful, Jason! Great work with the light.

24 Sep 2012 8:36am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

The wonder of the micro world - excellent!

24 Sep 2012 9:00am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Baeutiful shot

24 Sep 2012 9:12am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Doesn't the fly blend in well. Delicate capture

24 Sep 2012 10:57am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Schöne Nahaufnahme.

24 Sep 2012 11:35am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!

24 Sep 2012 11:44am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Bien accroché avec ses pattes la petite mouche se gave de cette sucrerie. Superbe macro. Bonne journée.

24 Sep 2012 11:57am

tataray from france, France

Magnifique capture et merveilleuses couleurs. ))

24 Sep 2012 12:19pm

Lopamudra from Kolkata, India

nice macro

24 Sep 2012 1:13pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Getting down and dirty for a cracker of a shot mate,keep em coming .

24 Sep 2012 3:48pm

franz from Baden, Austria

truly amazing what can be learned from macros ... and this one is an excellent teacher !

24 Sep 2012 3:49pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

We get to examine and admire so much of the detail that our usual pace and vision doesn't provide. An excellent shot, Jason !

24 Sep 2012 4:06pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Hardworking bee ...nice frame

24 Sep 2012 5:14pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandisoe macro et iamge sueprbe finesse et compo fantastique.

24 Sep 2012 5:48pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful detailed close-up with beautiful shades of green and beautiful tones!

24 Sep 2012 6:54pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Great macro, almost blends in with the pod, beautiful result !~

24 Sep 2012 7:16pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Thought you would like Randys visual I came upon !~:

24 Sep 2012 7:39pm

@Phil Morris: Thanks for the compliments and for passing on the link, Phil. That image is fantastic - never thought I'd see a firetruck and the Enterprise in the same image together. LOL

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOnderful macro. Nature has such amazing textures and shapes as well as colors. Very nice image.

24 Sep 2012 8:11pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is why I love the small things - our unic=verse begins with these minute details and if we just take the time (and the lens) to look closely at them, an entirely new world opens up...This is wonderful, Jason!!
ps - this isn't "stems and seeds" is it? (old hippy here)

24 Sep 2012 8:13pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Ha ha - no, don't want any stems and seeds in with the mix, Denny. Thanks much! :-)

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A beautiful close-up, and a beautiful image. Very nice, great shot.

24 Sep 2012 8:24pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An incredible close-up captured on such a small seed and insect! Your choice for DoF really makes this a "stand-out."

24 Sep 2012 10:09pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous macro! I love the color and detail! Interesting seed pods.

24 Sep 2012 11:01pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful macro. Gorgeous colours. Great. :)

25 Sep 2012 1:27am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very cool shot.

25 Sep 2012 1:28am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Incredibly colorful. Fantastic capture

25 Sep 2012 3:26am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very beautiful!

25 Sep 2012 3:31am