A Study: Magnolia Seed Pods


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93 comments

  1. Wow, Jane! These images are stunningly beautiful. Now, I’m going to search for these plants!

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  2. Beautiful work, Jane. These shots I can best describe as electric; they leave me wondering and amazed. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. We had a magnolia for a while before a snowstorm wiped it out around Halloween 2011. I don’t remember the seed pods being this spectacular. Wonderful study. I had to chuckle at the loose seeds with their white fiber looking so much like sperm. I think I may be the only one who remarked on that so wonder what it says about me. But seed plants multiply more or less the same as mammals so maybe not all that far-fetched. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope that you and your family had a lovely Thanksgiving together.

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    • Hi Steve, Well, youโ€™re not the first person to think itโ€ฆnatureโ€™s feminine and masculine are on full display here, for sure. ๐Ÿ˜‰ There were a couple I shot that I thought should have a rating๐Ÿ˜„. I have enjoyed Magnolias in the various places weโ€™ve lived but I donโ€™t remember these seed pods everywhereโ€ฆmaybe a specific variety in SoCal? Or maybe just noticing for the first time. Thanks so much for your insightful response. Hope you had a great TGโ€ฆwe sure did. ๐Ÿ

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  4. incredible pics lovely work they look amazing

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  5. I LOVE studies like this! As alien and unfamiliar as it is familiar and mundane. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Without the labeling, I would hard pressed to guess what it is. Have a great Thanksgiving holiday weekend,

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  7. Came to know about Mongolian seed pods, for 1st time. Extremely ๐Ÿ˜

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  8. Wow, interesting! Like something from the CGI galaxy of creatures and plants created for Star Wars or Avatar. The first two shots have also made me hungry for a big plate of Creole red beans & rice. Wonderful botanical studies, congratulations!

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  9. Wow! Your beautiful photos make me look at seed pods in a totally different way.

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  10. You have outdone yourself, Jane. These are superb. It’s a subject that I’m a little familiar with, which makes it more fun. The composition in the first photo is really good – some seeds falling out, others still in, and those beautiful little blue “tails” streaming away from some of them. It’s all gloriously chaotic. The intense red is so rich against the black background. The leaves cradle the pod in the third image as if they’re holding something very valuable, which they are! Again in the fourth, but the light this time is a transcendent, bluish light, as if from a north-facing window. I’m glad there isn’t any more detail and texture than you have here, instead, the smoothness of the pods is attractive enough (referring to all the photos). We don’t always have to push that texture, do we, though it’s often tempting.
    In #5, the way the seeds are peaking out of their little “nests” is just delicious. Then in #7 we can see the cool texture of those inner recesses. Multiple deep green leaves and fewer seeds give this image a cooler look. In each and every one, there is a real devotion to the subject. That makes me smile.

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    • Lynn, Your response really makes me smile. Youโ€™ve highlighted many of the details I tried to celebrate and making choices of leaves, seeds etc in each composition was an interesting challenge. Hopefully not too staged. The seeds are amazing and beautifulโ€ฆ I shouldโ€™ve just shot a pile of themโ€ฆhmmm, must collect. Next time I set up the enclosed hood for this, Iโ€™ll send you a photo of the set-up. Thanks so much, my nature loving friend.

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  11. Wow, these are fabulous Jane. And interesting. I never would have thought magnolia would have seed pods like that.
    Alison

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  12. Wow yes, amazing indeed! And so well photographed!

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  13. Fantastic! I’m glad you have done a follow-up detail series after including a single shot in a previous post (which was fascinating to see)

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  14. Very cool, Jane.

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  15. Beautiful series of images! Enjoyed seeing them! They really stand out on the black background!

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  16. SImply fabulous, Jane. Because of you, I now know what the beauty of the inside of a magnolia pod. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  17. Jane, loved this post. It’s intriguing and beautiful.

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  18. As Alwways; I add my voice to the admirers of your photographic eye and expertise.

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  19. Oh wow! These are extraordinaryily beautiful, Jane! Wonderful!

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  20. I never knew my favorite flower could be so creepy… Had no idea the seed pods did that! Learn something new every day. Great photos nonetheless!

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  21. I am truly amazed at the beauty of these seed pods. Thanks for pointing it out to me ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  22. Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ no words. All pictures are just tremendous.

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  23. Jane, this is truly a magnificent and outstanding photographic study of the Magnolia Seed Pods. Of course I have seen them before, but would rather think of them as not very attractive for a photographic subject, but your images brought them to life as most beautiful. Thank you and you truly inspired me. Have a great and inspiring week.

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  24. A treat on a Monday morning this, thank you Jane!

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  25. Cool study, Jane. The pods are rather animal-like… the seeds make me think of red beetles. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  26. They are so simple yet so intricate, youโ€™ve made a lovely study, Jane!

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  27. Fascinating! Gorgeous ! ! Always look forward to what you will treat us with next Jane! …. The stones comment gave me a chuckle – I see it! Happily have been to 3 of their concerts along w many many other rocker band shows โ€”- which is what Iโ€™ve been blaming my deteriorating hearing on as I age onward ha. Wishing you & yours a wonderful Thanksgiving! Cheers! ds

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    • Hi Diane, So nice to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed these close-ups. I laughed at that Stones comment, too. I’ve been to many concerts over the years but sadly, not them, although I’m a big fan. Happy TG to you and yours and I hope you are doing well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  28. These are superb images of this fascinating pod!!

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  29. Thanks for sharing Jane, always loved the magnolia trees but never realized the seed pods are as beautiful

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  30. How beautiful. Lovely macros Jane.

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  31. Who knew? Such lovely and unusual close ups… luscious work, Jane!

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  32. These images are gorgeous Jane. Outstanding work ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  33. So gorgeous ! Love these images ..

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  34. Wow!!! Stunning pictures. The pictures are great but to me they make me very uneasy. It is my phobia for such shapes.

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  35. Very painterly! Loved them and off to share. Why do I see Rolling Stones logos in #7?

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  36. So beautiful, especially at the later stages

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  37. Amazing and beautiful! โค๏ธ

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