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November 14, 2007 / Bo Mackison

Exploding Seeds

Macro Milkweed Exploding Seeds

Exploding pods, the gifts come forth
Of silken parachutes and seeds in flight.

The milkweed plant offers a lovely show when it disperses its seeds for the next season. Photographed at Governor Nelson State Park near Westport, Wisconsin (Madison) in October, 2007.

To see an earlier set of photos of the life cycle of the milkweed plant – spring, summer and fall – go to


  1. cruxphoto / Nov 14 2007 12:50 pm

    I like the highlights of the sun. Very nice!

  2. truddle / Nov 14 2007 3:39 pm

    Beautiful photo- it invokes the imagination!

  3. ankush / Nov 14 2007 4:24 pm


  4. Aiyana / Nov 15 2007 1:05 am

    Great photo!

  5. nouveaufauves / Nov 15 2007 1:26 am

    This is just too much! What a great shot. This photo could do everything from hanging in a Yoga studio to gracing the pages of a text book.

  6. barbara / Nov 18 2007 2:36 pm

    Thanks, everyone. The prairie provides some very quiet, very powerful subjects.

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