Regular random: five minutes with some cool fluffy stuff

Close up shot of burst milkweed seed pod on black background. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Burst swan plant (milkweed) seed pod. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Photographically, the swan plants in our garden have proved to be the gift that keeps on giving: caterpillars, chrysalis, butterflies and now the plant’s decaying seed pods.

I’ve become quite a fan of photographing objects on a black felt background, and I think it works especially well with the slightly other-worldly fluff balls that emerge from the pods.

This week, as well as posting these images for Five Minutes of Random (the RegularRandom challenge), I’m adding a YouTube clip. I’ve had this song — Mud and Stardust — looping in my head ever since I took these photos.

Regular Random is a weekly photo challenge hosted by Desley Jane atΒ Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist.

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26 thoughts on “Regular random: five minutes with some cool fluffy stuff

  1. Wondrous images you’ve created, Sue. Love the celestial-looking seeds against the black felt. I use to use a shiny, black binder as my background outside on sunny days which gave the impression of the object laying on it appear to be floating in the sky.

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