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Cattail seeds scattering

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Several feet away from the chaos of the last picture, taken at Riata Trace Pond on February 15, was this contrasting and much simpler scene, where some cattail seeds had fallen or been blown onto the rough surface of one of the plant’s long leaves. I assume the seeds eventually came loose and made their way into the water or onto the nearby shore.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 28, 2012 at 1:20 PM

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  1. I’ve admired your photography for a few months now but this one is extraordinary.

    ken bello

    February 28, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    • Sometimes I have a notion of which photographs are more likely than others to find favor out there in the world, but people’s reactions vary so much that I never know for sure which pictures a given person will like. Thanks for letting me know that this one did it for you.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 28, 2012 at 3:18 PM

  2. And in contrast to the previous post, I remember my shock on getting sliced on one of these leaves! But, never mind that, this is a beautiful photograph. Such clean lines and sharp detail. ~ Lynda


    February 28, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    • See the dangers that nature photographers run to bring you these pictures! In this case it was the details that were sharp to your eyes rather than the leaf edges to my skin.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 28, 2012 at 4:04 PM

  3. Remarkable photo (I know I’m repeating myself, but there are only so many superlatives, and after all, I mean it!)

    Susan Scheid

    February 28, 2012 at 8:42 PM

  4. This is stunning…I love the simplicity!!!


    February 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    • Thanks, David. I’m a big fan of simplicity, which the art world has sometimes called minimalism. I’ve used that term as one of the tags for this post. Of course the previous post offers a different take, complexity, which I also like at times. Let’s hear it for variety.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM

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