This late blooming Milkweed, well maybe bloomer isn’t the right terminology as we are talking seeds and not flowers, is just releasing its payload now in November. In early fall the pods of this Monarch butterfly favorite split open to reveal silky tufted seeds. Most have already blown away on the autumn wind but as I walked along the edge of the Grand River I happened upon this stubborn plant just getting to it. I took the opportunity to capture some images of the mini blizzard spilling from the dried pods. When I was done my son helped the seeds on their journey by grabbing them in handfuls and throwing them up over his head and into the breeze.
Images were captured in November 2022, Claude Dubrick Trail along the Grand River, Waterloo, Ontario.
Photo Details (Clockwise from top left):
1) Canon EOS 60D, EF70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II USM | 200mm, 1/400 sec. at ƒ/3.2, ISO100
2) Canon EOS 60D, EF-S18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS | 135mm, 1/250 sec. at ƒ/5.6, ISO200
3) Canon EOS 60D, EF-S18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS | 135mm, 1/250 sec. at ƒ/5.6, ISO200
4) Canon EOS 60D, EF-S18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS | 135mm, 1/250 sec. at ƒ/5.6, ISO200
Additional processing via Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop.
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