09.12.2022 Milkweed Mania Macro Monday

Visited East Leverett Meadow (interesting that they require you to lease a dog when visiting πŸ™‚ ) this morning shortly after our rain let up with raindrops in mind. The floss tends to stick together when wet but there were enough strands and separated seeds to make for a little fun.

Initially I thought of these for black and white but decided I like the background in color.Β  So I processed them in SilverEfex and then changed the Photoshop layer blending mode to luminosity to keep the color.


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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24 Responses to 09.12.2022 Milkweed Mania Macro Monday

  1. Very interesting shots, and a clever post processing πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  2. melody says:

    Wonderfully gorgeous!

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  3. susurrus says:

    Funny! I’d be happy if I could lease one for a walk now and again, although giving them back might be a struggle.

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    • We’ve adopted three of our four dogs and in each case we had a choice to keep or return. There really was no choice as once they are in your home they are also in your heart. I guess the same would be true for a walk in a meadow.


  4. Wally Jones says:

    Terrific photography, including the post processing ideas!

    Leasing. That’s pretty doggone interesting.

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  5. Peter Klopp says:

    Nature’s artwork at its best!

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  6. I can imagine the photo fun you had.

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    • It’s fun when you start out with a plan and realize it. I try not to have a specific goal in mind but occasionally do start out with goal. There were other sources of fun and one is today’s post.


  7. There is so much beauty in these details. Bejeweled by rain drops. πŸ™‚

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  8. Your photos are stunning. I am still thinking about how you are required to lease a dog. Is it just for a walk?

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  9. shoreacres says:

    I like the way the seed heads stand out in the second photo. They provide a nice balance to the drops.

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