Macro Monday: Seeds

Monday, April 17th, 2017

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Monday group is “Seeds.” From this week’s instructions:

This week we have a Member’s Choice theme and it is a great one that two members suggested for us. That means you get to read what each of them were considering for you as options regarding this great topic–SEEDS. Please be aware there is a major restriction on this topic so be sure to read everything.

Here is what Helen has to say:

“I’ve grown flowers and vegetables from seed for many years and it never ceases to amaze me how something as tiny as a poppy seed can contain all the requirements for a whole new plant to grow. Seeds come in a huge variety of shapes, colours and sizes and a macro image would be an ideal way to illustrate the wonderful textures and details they contain.”

Some suggestions if you want them: packet flower/veg seeds, seeds in fruit (tomato, apple, raspberry etc), culinary seeds (cumin, coriander, poppy, sesame).

And this is from Barbara:

When I was working, my office was next door to the Botanical Garden where I spent many a lunch hour observing the life cycle of all the plants, through flowering to fruiting and seed dispersal. It is fascinating to realise that each plant has its own design of seed, and its own ingenious system of dispersal: pods with a built-in spring to scatter the seeds far and wide; fleshy fruit to attract birds for those that need to pass through the digestive system; others relying on the wind to catch their wings, blow away the tiny hairy parachutes or agitate the little shakers. Because they are so tiny, they make a great subject for macros, and the possibilities are infinite.

And this from Janet: NO DANDELION SEEDS!!

Yummy Millet

Cooper, our pet cockatiel, loves millet (as do most birds). When you look at the millet up close, it’s not very attractive… actually it’s kind of hairy and the color of baby poo. But anytime I want to play with Cooper, or do some training, I always have some millet on hand. He devours it!

New Braunfels macro pet cockatiel photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/4.5 | 1/80 | ISO 1600


I also had a backup image from the day before that I didn’t like quite as much. I had scattered some seeds on our kitchen table and Cooper didn’t want to have anything to do with walking around on the table… that is until I added some millet. Then he was all over it. He’s a very happy bird.

New Braunfels macro pet cockatiel photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/3 | 1/200 | ISO 13200

Thanks for looking!

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