I took these photos in a mid-October evening when it still hadn’t rained enough and everything was still looking a bit late summer-like (meaning all dried-up), but illuminated with lovely golden autumn light. October light is the best, so I had to have some fun with it.
The light in these photos is downright magical. I love every single shot, but the 2 fluffy seed pods (dandelion?) caught on a single thread of spider web is my favourite. Thanks for sharing Nightjar.
Damn bugs, they ate my tomato leaves! … Sorry, I got carried away by the lovely detailed picture. ;)
They are all beautiful, but the fourth one is really exceptional.
Gorgeous pictures, I love the dry seed heads. I think the first one in particular is especially lovely.
I don’t think the seeds are dandelion, if memory serves they have a stem between the seed and the fluffy bit. A hawkweed perhaps?
Oh wow, that light really IS gorgeous
These are beautiful. You’ve got a great eye, Nightjar. I like the transparency of the first, and the shield bug is a very handsome and fine fellow.
Thanks everyone! This was basically an excuse to play with my new extension tubes. Not having a real macro lens, I’m loving the nifty fifty + extension tube combination. Not allowing me to get close enough was the only fault of that lens, and that is now solved, so I’m happy.
The bug is Carpocoris fuscispinus. I do not know for sure what the fluffy seeds are, but they are too tiny to be dandelion and the right size to be hawkweed. So probably hawkweed.
Joseph Zowghi says
Delightful and enchanting. I really love the backlit shots and the suspended seed.