Fly for your life

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Heather Mellon

Excellent composition, background color and detail on the stem of the thistle. I especially like the dance like motion of the seed itself and how feathery it looks in close-up mode. Very well captured and lovely to view, Yves.

Yves Langlois

Thank you so much Heather. The pose of the seed was perfect to show the complex and delicate feathers. So delicate in fact that, if I remember well, I had to go manual focus since the auto was not working properly. Agree with you. The close-up mode shows well why the slightess wind can transport them for a journey.

Debra Plett

Beautiful composition Yves. I like the simplicity to this image making the seed the star. The seed has such a whimsical feel I believe this seed is about to have a fun journey. Very very nice.

Yves Langlois

Thanks Debra. I do love that shot very much for the simplicity and the amazing beauty of the lighted seed. First I tried to get that beauty at the moment the seed detach from the thistle (previous shot). Never could. Then I noticed that setup Nature made specialy for me. It is in the air but not moving so. Had plenty of time to do the shot I wanted.

Fall is here. Thistle seeds . Some stay close. Some gets an exciting journey. Everyone has a dream and a fair chance to make it true. Taken at the Drummond dam on the Magog river.
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
October 5, 2021
thistle seeds plant flower blossom
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
  • Shutter speed: 0.0025 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 10

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