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Busting out

Posted by
Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 12 September 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Prison break seedling style

PENTAX Optio A30 1/160 second F/2.8 ISO 100 38 mm (35mm equiv.)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

More thistles next year. Good shot.

12 Sep 2008 5:08am

@Steve Rice: Yes, you are right there. thanks, Steve.

Zygene from morlaix, France

une composition de toute beauté bien nette et joliment cadrée

12 Sep 2008 5:21am

@Zygene: merci, Zygene.

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Wonderful shot Michael. Just as the wind was puffing them away?? Like little fairies dancing away in the wind. Beautiful.

12 Sep 2008 5:35am

@Marion: The wind wasn't quite puffing them away. But very soon. thanks, Marion.

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

wow! wow! amazing feathery detail here! splendid indeed! i love these colors too! yes!

12 Sep 2008 5:51am

@dj.tigersprout: thanks, Jaycee. Your comment is delightful.

Angelique from Netherlands

What a beautiful explosion!
Love all the details.

12 Sep 2008 6:41am

@Angelique: Thanks so much, Angelique. I appreciate that.

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Really impressive, Michael. This natural composition is just beautiful!

12 Sep 2008 8:46am

@Mirko Herzner: thanks, Mirko. I was lucky with this one.

Peter Miller from Lichfield, United Kingdom

When i first saw this i thought it was a firework display, how wrong i was, good shot

12 Sep 2008 8:50am

@Peter Miller: yes, it has a fireworks look for sure. thanks, Peter.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Wonderful repetition Michael!

12 Sep 2008 8:53am

@Craig: Many thanks, Craig.

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Like Peter Miller I also saw fireworks in the tumbnail :-) A super shot with stunning details!

12 Sep 2008 8:55am

@MadScientist: Thanks so much, MS. yes, very much like fireworks.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful. A firework of life.

12 Sep 2008 9:12am

@António Pires: yes, it is like that. thank you, António.

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Deliciously silky, wonderfully captured, great DOF! Nice work Michael!

12 Sep 2008 9:22am

@Kylie Greenan: Thanks so much, Kylie.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Wow, very well done! Fantastic details.

12 Sep 2008 9:57am

@Betty: thanks so much, Betty.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

You are the macro master - nice work.

12 Sep 2008 9:59am

@Ana Lúcia: that's very kind. thank you, Ana Lúcia.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Une composition pleine d'élégance... aux couleurs de l'automne qui arrive...

12 Sep 2008 11:41am

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci, Evelyne.

Marcie from United States

Aaah yes...I've been seeing a lot of these around myself. Do you know what they are? Love how you've captured its fly-away-beauty!!!

12 Sep 2008 12:02pm

@Marcie: it's a thistle, Marcie. And thanks for the great comment.

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

So feathery and soft, yet the base of the plant looks prickly. Is this a thistle? Love the warm colors as well.

12 Sep 2008 1:31pm

@sherri: Yes, it's a thistle. thanks, Sherri.

Tracey from White Hall, United States

Fabulous, Michael! They remind me so much of fluffy white spiders hatching from a nest. Wonderful visual treat!

12 Sep 2008 1:44pm

@Tracey: that's a delightful comment. thank you, Tracey.

Lorraine from Canada

stunning plant and warm tones :)

12 Sep 2008 1:53pm

@Lorraine: Thanks so much, Lorraine.

MJ from Delaware, United States

Great title and wonderful shot.... I love the softness of the white and the dryness of the brown.... great

12 Sep 2008 1:55pm

@MJ: Thanks so much, MJ.

Steve from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Have to agree with most of the comments on here, thought this was a firework display.
Brilliant show well captured.

12 Sep 2008 2:01pm

@Steve: thank you very much, Steve.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifil composition and colors. And the detail of this close-up is quite crisp!

12 Sep 2008 2:17pm

@Steven: Thank you very much, Steven.

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

WOW Fantastic macro. Magnificent details Michael. Really beautiful in all details!

12 Sep 2008 2:40pm

@Rui: that is very kind. thank you, Rui.

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

Ready to dance in the wind ... let me loose!!! ... This is beautiful, Michael.

12 Sep 2008 2:55pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy. I'm glad you liked it.

Cia from Kvänum, Sweden

Lovely image!

12 Sep 2008 2:57pm

@Cia: thank you, Cia.

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Absolutely fabulous image. What more can i say, fabulous..!

12 Sep 2008 7:16pm

@MaryP: Thanks so much, Mary. That's very kind of you.

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

We call them sugar babies :) don't know why. Very nice close shot Mike.

12 Sep 2008 10:16pm

@Observing: thanks, Mike. I appreciate that.

claire from alberta, Canada

wow! amazing shot! great composition. just lovely! :)

12 Sep 2008 10:31pm

@claire: thank you very much, Claire.

Maxine from Rangiora, New Zealand

Beautifully captured this is stunning an excellent macro.

13 Sep 2008 12:50am

@Maxine: Thank you very much, Maxine.

kerfendal from Paris, France

flowers playing fireworks

13 Sep 2008 2:43am

@kerfendal: Yes, just like that. thank you, kerfendal.

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

A wonderful shot. I love the softness of the white.

14 Sep 2008 7:21pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks so much, Michael.

Polydactyle from Montréal, Canada

life and death...beautiful macro.

16 Sep 2008 11:56pm

@Polydactyle: Many thanks for commenting.

Alline from France

Comme des filaments de lumière déposés en douceur sur la vie...
J'aime.....

17 Sep 2008 1:00pm

@Alline: Merci, Alline.

mary from United States

oh, I love this -- so magical!

17 Sep 2008 4:12pm

@mary: Thank you, Mary.

Aurore from France

et en couleurs très bien aussi! ;)

17 Sep 2008 4:42pm

@Aurore: Merci.

catherine L from France

je penche pour celle-là !!superbe de bien belles choses sur ton blog !merci de ta visite;))))

17 Sep 2008 8:57pm

@catherine L: Merci, Catherine L.

Rachael from Heber Springs, United States

This is particularly beautiful. It looks like a Teasel Pod that has burst open. Oddly enough I nearly chose teaselpod for the name of my photoblog. I don't know if this is the proper place to tell you, but I'm going to save your photoblog in my VFXY favorites.

24 Sep 2008 2:13pm

@Rachael: I appreciae that. Thanks so much.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, Afghanistan

Bursting out indeed! Very lovely! Great shot!

22 May 2010 3:37pm

PENTAX Optio A30
1/160 second
F/2.8
ISO 100
38 mm (35mm equiv.)