09.21.2020 Milkweed Fluff

A sure sign that Autumn has arrived.

After yesterday’s sunrise endeavor I drove by the fire ponds in Wendell. I noticed this milkweed plant separated from all the other growth at the side of the road and the shaded water behind it.

With three frosty mornings in a row the foliage should be starting to turn in earnest. Colorful flowers are fading but the leaves will be taking their place.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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23 Responses to 09.21.2020 Milkweed Fluff

  1. The black background does a nice job of highlighting the milkweed seeds’ silk.

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  2. krikitarts says:

    I’ve long had a special passion for milkweed seeds, and this is a lovely portrait.

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  3. Ms. Liz says:

    Wow .. that’s fantastic!

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  4. melissabluefineart says:

    Such an elegant composition.

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  5. A most delicate sculpture, beautiful against black.

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  6. Nice Steve! Really Dramatic image with the black background!

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  7. shoreacres says:

    Just lovely. I especially like the warmth of the seeds.

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  8. I think you have created my all-time favorite photograph of milkweed seeds. That black background is wonderful.

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  9. Ann Mackay says:

    Very pretty and delicate. Love the warm brown of the seeds with the contrast between the black and white – very striking!

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    Happiness is milkweed’s bursting in the field – or a photo of the seeds against velvety black. Superb, Steve!

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    • We are fortunate to have the happiness right along our driveway although that is not the source of this one. It took a while but Mary Beth is now as enthusiastic about our milkweed “garden” as I am. 🙂
      This stopped me in my tracks as soon as I noticed it. The possibility was obvious and I am pleased that I did treat it well. Thanks, Lynn.

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