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A closer look at a buttonbush seed core, with remnants of visitors

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And here’s a closer view of a spent seed core from a buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis. Notice the spiderwebs and what appears to my uninformed eyes to be an insect exoskeleton with one of its ends embedded in the seed core. This time the blue in the background is the sky, not the water that appeared in the moth-enhanced photograph from last year that you saw two posts ago. That’s because the creek along which this buttonbush was growing at the Doeskin Ranch in Burnet County had dried up by August 31st of this year, the day when I visited and aimed from below to take this picture.

For those of you who are interested in photography as a craft, points 1, 3, 5, 8, and 16 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 6, 2012 at 5:59 AM

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