09.15.2021 Sunrise Pod

A short time before photographing the Sulphur on Monday, I wandered around the meadow looking for milkweed silk shots.  Made a bunch but so far prefer this one that is just starting to split.  The sun was just cresting the trees which cast a warm glow.

Common Milkweed-Asclepias syriaca

The drying leaves form some interesting shapes with nice texture.

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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16 Responses to 09.15.2021 Sunrise Pod

  1. That long prominent arc coming down from the upright pod caught my attention. I don’t think I’ve seen anything like it in a milkweed photograph. The warm glow is welcome.

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    • The leaves often take odd shapes as they dry. This one was particularly appealing as I wandered around the meadow. I wouldn’t have minded the opening a bit larger but no complaint about what was offered.


  2. Love the colours and fine details, Steve. Nicely done!

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  3. Nice bokeh and the colors are great. I have not had a chance at Milkweed for years. I know people plant them to help with the Monarchs but I’ve never seen any Milkweed to shoot.

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  4. Very nice! Great detail!

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  5. Peter Klopp says:

    The sharp focus on the milkweed and the blurry background give your photo a distinct 3D effect.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    That pod has a really interesting texture. I was going to say ours don’t dry that completely, but that may not be so. Or, it may be that the pods dry while there’s still plenty of green foliage around, while your foliage seems to have dried, too. Anyway: I like it, especially the golden glow that makes it look like it’s lit from the inside.

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    • The leaves dry a bit ahead of the pods. The ones in my yard have become a bit hideous at this point but the pods are starting to split open. The pods are quite knobby when fresh which, as they dry, offers some nice texture. I was quite happy with the sun’s low angle shedding warmth on the pod.

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  7. The light and form are wonderful!

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