Seed Macros 2 - Photography Contest [34 entries]

A couple left Picture

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Contest goal:

Your goal is simple: Take macros (not just closeups) of seeds. Any seed will do.

Classically a macrophotograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative is greater than life size. However in modern use it refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size.[1] The ratio of the subject size on the film plane (or image sensor plane) to the actual subject size is known as the reproduction ratio. Likewise, a macro lens is classically one lens capable of reproduction ratios greater than 1:1, although it now refers to any lens with a large reproduction ratio, despite rarely exceeding 1:1.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!

kyricom: Is this just turning into a flower contest? ( 5 years and 2109 days ago )
Alan2641: Lots of "NOT MACRO" and maybe a few "NOT SEEDS" although the definition of a seed being
the fertilized, matured ovule of a flowering plant, containing an embryo or rudimentary plant.
any propagative part of a plant, including tubers, bulbs, etc., especially as preserved for growing a new crop.

Will leave those up to MODS ( 5 years and 2109 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Seed
A flowering plant's unit of reproduction, capable of developing into another such plant.
This definition, excludes, tubers and bulbs. ( 5 years and 2109 days ago )
kyricom: Many of these shots just show the stamen and/or pistil... neither of which are, or become, a seed. What becomes a seed is inside the base of the pistil and not typically visable while flowers are in bloom. A lot of these are pretty shots showing the middle of a flower, but they do not show seeds. ( 5 years and 2108 days ago )
friiskiwi: Mark, you seem to know more about plants than most of us. Please redflag photos without seeds, and tell us why. We need all the help we can get. ( 5 years and 2108 days ago )

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A couple left - created by Remsphoto

A couple left
Favs: 6SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/34Score: 78% (49)12235 views

It only takes gentle breeze to spread these seeds. (5 years and 2108 days ago)

Peas in a Pod - created by Juniper

Peas in a Pod
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/34Score: 72.4% (38)12174 views

(5 years and 2105 days ago)

Moss seeds at sunset - created by Stoli4naq

Moss seeds at sunset
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/34Score: 69% (30)12117 views

Taken in Oxford, UK.

love this photo (5 years and 2110 days ago)

Believe me, it's cucumber - created by Wayne Cheah

Believe me, its cucumber
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/34Score: 68.9% (24)9520 views

The cucumber is sliced thin and a fluorescent light source illuminates from the back. (5 years and 2107 days ago)

Ouch - created by kyricom

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/34Score: 68.5% (19)6194 views

(5 years and 2108 days ago)