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Following on from yesterday's upload, this set of images shows the asclepia (milkweed) seedpods bursting open, showering the air with hundreds of silky parachutes. V.4 shows a stem of these seedpods, ready to burst at any time.

Title:bursting open
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:14 Oct 2009 - 5:41 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Landscape / travel
Votes:100
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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 5:43 AM

Good morning, Carol - all over again! Had only just left my vote and comment when the images vanished!! Loved them all when I saw them, love this 1 now! Great detail and amazing "action shot"!

Ann

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 5:56 AM

What an amazing set of images showing these amazing seed pods. Excellent, great details and colours.
Barbara

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 6:20 AM

a superb set of lovely images...

Martin.

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photophantom
14 Oct 2009 - 6:25 AM

cracker Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 6:36 AM

Morning Carol - plenty of patience and timing in these shots and excellent detail and colour

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 7:09 AM

especially like v3 for the light on the strands.lesley

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Thushari
Thushari  4 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 7:13 AM

Cracking set Carol. loved them all, great detail and well presented.
Thushari

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colmar
colmar  642 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 7:26 AM

Absolutely wonderful set of images thanks for sharing them Colin

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 7:30 AM

Never seen anything like this before ~ great images.

Albert

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 7:39 AM

Great set Carol .. love the comp of v1

Jon

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VIKI
VIKI  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 8:09 AM

What an interesting set!!!

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kishanm14
kishanm14  5 India
14 Oct 2009 - 8:18 AM

Perfect set Carol, V2 for me.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 8:21 AM

Fantastic shots

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viscostatic
14 Oct 2009 - 8:22 AM

A great sequence Carol - V2 just shades it for me.

Phil.

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 8:24 AM

Great set Carol, v1 for me
Steve

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Image123
Image123  4 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 - 8:29 AM

superb set V2 for me but only just

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maratsuikka
14 Oct 2009 - 8:54 AM

V1 SHORTLISTED

FANTASTIC

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 8:57 AM

Adore this set they really tick my box Carol, very pretty work

Linda

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PinkK
PinkK  480 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 9:12 AM

Amazing set of images Carol, incredible detail, excellent work!

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Bazman
Bazman  5 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 - 9:24 AM

Super capture,Cracking shot
Barrie

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 9:29 AM

Four stunning captures Carol. Deserves so much more than one click so this gets my image of the week vote !
Di

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom884 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 9:52 AM

Love V1 in particular, it's so clean and elegant.
I wonder if the ladybird ever found its way out of that lot?
Moira

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 - 9:58 AM

wow,brilliant photography,well done again carol.ray

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 - 10:24 AM

Supers , I really like v1.
john

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
14 Oct 2009 - 11:27 AM

Superb

Peter

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
14 Oct 2009 - 11:41 AM

Excellent!
I like V2 and especially V3 with the sleepy LadyBird.
JNC

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GalleryGirl
14 Oct 2009 - 11:44 AM

This is beauiful Carol.
Catch you in a week phew exhausted all this rushing around the globe!

Marilyn xx

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 11:56 AM

Beautiful sequence of images Carol.
Tom.

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Nettles
Nettles  6 England
14 Oct 2009 - 12:19 PM

What a fabulous plant and superb images. Love the ladybird.
Annette

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stoplooklisten
14 Oct 2009 - 12:21 PM

Super macro as allways Carol. like the sunnier ones but the border is a bit distracting so i'll vote for V1. Dave

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 12:43 PM

v1 is a real winner!!!!!! That deserves a page all of its own. It is probably the best shot I have EVER seen of the milkweed. Not only is is botanically interesting, it is artistically composed.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 1:35 PM

The same type of plant but here it the pods were round in shape.
Excellent images.
Thanks

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 2:00 PM

Excellent capture - wondeful textures
Glynn

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gingerdelight
14 Oct 2009 - 2:03 PM

Wow! Stunning, detailed shots! Worth more than one vote! I love the ladybird too! Great shots all round - well done!
Carol

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Dusan
Dusan  4 Sri Lanka
14 Oct 2009 - 2:27 PM

Well Carol you have definitely done us all proud here.
A Great set of images,
V1 is very special I think!
Well Done.
Dusan

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 3:00 PM

A brilliant set of images Carol - super detail in the silky seed parts.
Brian.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 3:59 PM

Brilliant series as ever Carol.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 4:31 PM

Magnificent work here Carol, such beautiful images, worthy of every award they receive.
Bob

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
14 Oct 2009 - 4:32 PM

Amazing photography Carol.Have yourself an extra Assos.
Ceers
Alan

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  5 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 4:37 PM

All beautiful Carol, but V1 tops it for me - delicate and beautiful.
Wonderful as always!

Ayelet

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NigelClements
14 Oct 2009 - 4:37 PM

What a marvellous and stunning sequence collection Carol, sorry I've not been about to comment for a few days (domestic dificulties!), but awesome work as always.

Nigel.

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somnathchatterjee

i have seen this kind of milkweed before in our country but this was not at all big like this one, it is a joy to see the close ups of the milkweed, very well taken.

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brianhaslam
14 Oct 2009 - 5:01 PM

Arty one.

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zanzibarwinds
14 Oct 2009 - 5:14 PM

Very nice Carol, great complexity in the subject and well chosen comp.

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CherryMartin
14 Oct 2009 - 5:21 PM

Yes, award winners!!!!! Fantastic, some of your best photo and that's saying allot!

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jonwebber
jonwebber  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 5:37 PM

Wondrous pictures, great detail and the composition, especially V4 is well thought out.
jon

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  7 England
14 Oct 2009 - 5:45 PM

Beautiful Carol. That ladybird looks like it might have quite a cosy little shelter.
ruth.

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Dave_Holdham
14 Oct 2009 - 6:45 PM

Superb set of images, stunning job

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paddyman
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14 Oct 2009 - 6:51 PM

Another super set of shots,,well done Carol..
Alec

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14 Oct 2009 - 7:05 PM

Lovely set. V2 for me - it ought to be up front.
Chris

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 - 7:11 PM

No's 2 and 3 for me so magical
Mavis

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 7:14 PM

Superb quality

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sneal  6 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 7:18 PM

Awesome set Carol; great detail and sharpness.
Steve

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ray_paul e2 Member 5ray_paul vcard England
14 Oct 2009 - 7:57 PM

photography at its best outstanding-ray

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 8:01 PM

Brilliant set of images Carol.
Jann
xxx

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14 Oct 2009 - 8:12 PM

another amazing set

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Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 9:09 PM

Stunning work

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14 Oct 2009 - 9:49 PM

Great informative set Carol...Bill

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betts  6 England
14 Oct 2009 - 10:13 PM

Excellent shots Carol so sharp
betts

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14 Oct 2009 - 10:41 PM

Superbly sharp, Carol, gorgeous.
Derek

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Mikelane
Mikelane  6 Wales
14 Oct 2009 - 11:43 PM

Wow carol ,the detail is just superb ,really a fantastic set of images really superb captures ,i am shorlisting ,
Mike xx

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15 Oct 2009 - 8:27 AM

Wonderful set and you still have your little Ladybird friend in there as well

Nicky

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15 Oct 2009 - 9:21 AM

Superb.
Sandra

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Ridgeway  7221 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 11:00 AM

Wow,I had plannned to click and run today,but just had to compliment this one,surperb detail and colour Carol.
Fantastic,

Aidan,,

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unicorn17  5 Old Username was gilbo Scotland
15 Oct 2009 - 9:25 PM

more excitement. Brilliant photography. Missing my Olympus which my daughter lost !

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exposure  91304 forum posts England
15 Oct 2009 - 9:49 PM

All beautiful Carol great detail and light and presentations
Pauline.

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16 Oct 2009 - 5:45 AM

Love version 1 Carol , but the light and shining airiness of version 3 is a winner . Love them all xxxx

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22 Oct 2009 - 9:23 PM

Fascinating images Carol. I love v1
Helen

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26 Oct 2009 - 10:02 PM

You've captured some brilliant detail here Carol, my favourites are v2 and v3 with the ladybird in

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