Washington Post photo essay: "The Hidden World of Seeds"

Some remarkable images published today. Here's a link to the gallery
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2017/10/30/the-hidden-world-of-seeds/?hpid=hp_hp-visual-stories-desktop_no-name%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.43d6f32fe2ac

Publicado por ellen5 ellen5, 30 de outubro de 2017, 06:08 PM

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Wow! Thanks for sharing. These are amazing photos!

Publicado por suz quase 2 anos antes (Sinalizar)
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we have quite a few of them represented in our project -- nice to see the glamor shots, too, though

Publicado por ellen5 quase 2 anos antes (Sinalizar)
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The pictures are pretty neat. I have to say, though, only a couple (maybe the apple, though it is really a cross-section of seeds and fruit) shots really show a good view of the seeds (the castor bean and honesty plant). The rest primarily showcase the fruits, calyces (Chinese lantern, dandelion), or spent flower/developing ovary (Lotus). The first photo is the pappus of dandelion, which, if I remember right, is typically interpreted as a calyx. It's a bit of a shame considering the title. Don't get me wrong, fruits and associated structures are really cool, but the piece makes the point that we rarely see seeds and then proceeds to show us fruits.

Publicado por nathantaylor quase 2 anos antes (Sinalizar)
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Maybe that's because they don't know how or where to look for seeds. Sometimes, we have to cut into the fruit, or dissect the flowerhead to get to the achenes, or scrape off the outside layer of the fruit. Having a dissecting microscope has opened a whole new world to me! I enjoyed seeing the photos because of the photography skills. But like Ellen said, we have quite a few of them represented in our project.

Publicado por suz quase 2 anos antes (Sinalizar)
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Word games: from the point of view of the seed, the fruit IS the world. Er, so far.

Publicado por ellen5 quase 2 anos antes (Sinalizar)
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@ellen5 I guess that makes more sense when you put it that way, but the title and accompanying text just seemed a little misleading to me considering the photos provided. I guess I'm just overly sensitive to it in lieu of the headlines I have seen this year.

Publicado por nathantaylor quase 2 anos antes (Sinalizar)

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