Feathery seed has staying power

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a nice balance of natural and man-made beauty.  In the winter season, the color of the decorative plants is gone but the spent blooms and withered branches remain.  It is one of those cases where you have to look for the beauty rather than having it burst out in front of you.

This is an interesting seed head that I spotted along one of the walks.  It is not a dandelion but has a similar white, feathery look.  I love how the seeds come together at the top of the branch and the fine tendrils drop down from them with their downy covering.  It seems quite amazing to me that these have not dropped off and spread in the wind at this point but I must say, I am glad that it was here for me to see.

Chattahoochee Nature Center
Roswell, Georgia
Nikon D7100
Sirui P-204S Monopod
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
300mm @ f13 –  1/25 sec – ISO 200

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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