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Nature's fuzzballs

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 18 March 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I loved the shape and texture of these.
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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland


18 Mar 2013 5:34am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Nice little balls.

18 Mar 2013 6:19am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Love it.. the detail is amazing... and I love the colours, too!

18 Mar 2013 6:25am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

They are amazing, forgive my ignorance but what are they Ruthie

18 Mar 2013 7:39am

@Doug: They may be "fruit" from a type of plane tree, as yesterday's probably were also. See here :

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fantastic the different textures on these flower heads.

18 Mar 2013 7:53am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super detail here - well done

18 Mar 2013 7:53am

thami from Fès, Morocco

Nettoyages des pinceaux en attendant de préparer les couleurs de la palette !
Bon début de semaine lumineuse !

18 Mar 2013 8:47am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

great closeup...amazing plant

18 Mar 2013 9:19am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

This shot is really amazing and fantastic.

18 Mar 2013 9:22am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fabulous way to fill the frame!

18 Mar 2013 10:16am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Very nice details and beautiful light! A very good close up.

18 Mar 2013 10:37am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, great details in this closeup, but what are they? Perhaps those little fuzzy things you see on leaves occasionally?

18 Mar 2013 10:39am

@Jason Politte: They may be fruit from plane trees

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful macro of this unique looking plant. Beautiful textures and superbly framed ! Beautifully seen. Wishing you a happy day !

18 Mar 2013 10:40am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Amazing shot ! Wonderful details , Phil

18 Mar 2013 10:49am

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Great macro :)

18 Mar 2013 11:13am

Francisco from Miami, United States

Beautiful shot and nice colors!

18 Mar 2013 11:34am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great macro !

18 Mar 2013 11:57am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

gorgeous texture

18 Mar 2013 11:59am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice details and light in this image, well done.

18 Mar 2013 12:09pm

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Yes, this is stunning!

18 Mar 2013 12:51pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I think this is better than yesterdays, I love how up close and personal it is, superb.

18 Mar 2013 1:27pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

De belles couleurs!!

18 Mar 2013 1:36pm

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique prise et couleurs!!! amitié

18 Mar 2013 1:43pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

nice macro, great detail and color!

18 Mar 2013 2:18pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

An exciting ball-looking plants!:-))Haleja.

Happy new week ,my friend!

18 Mar 2013 2:50pm

Mandar from Kudal, India

Wow....Astonishing macro....loved it.

18 Mar 2013 2:51pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Interesting plant, beautiful colors, lovely...

18 Mar 2013 3:22pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine capture of the detail of this fuzzy looking growth. Nature's handicraft is always amazing.

18 Mar 2013 3:25pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful detail and color! Fantastic close-up! What an interesting plant!

18 Mar 2013 3:26pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

You've explaned what they are, but if these are "natures fuzzballs" what is "a fuzzball" ??... ;>))

18 Mar 2013 3:48pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great macro .

18 Mar 2013 3:50pm

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

Beautiful close-up with great DOF. Excellent work !

18 Mar 2013 4:04pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

My favourite part is the bokeh, which has a super color.

18 Mar 2013 4:14pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I LOVE IT !!!! The end tips looks as though they have eyes. Great shot !!!

18 Mar 2013 4:57pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

On a cactus? Close close up

18 Mar 2013 5:07pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Now this is one great photo, one of the best of this plant, which make it look like it has
it's own foreign eco-system !~

18 Mar 2013 5:32pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very nice micro shot. These are interesting plants.

18 Mar 2013 6:15pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very impressive macro !!!

18 Mar 2013 6:29pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful fuzzy balls. What is this plant?

18 Mar 2013 6:30pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific... Nice shot!

18 Mar 2013 6:49pm

helys from Paris, France

Great DOF, textures, lighting and colors:)

18 Mar 2013 6:56pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Wow, I think you've really taken macro to the limit Ruthie, but you know what.... it works! Fabulous colour and details! Having the two side by side in comparison makes it unique also, I love how it fills the frame! Excellent!!

18 Mar 2013 7:04pm

El pare from prepirineu, Andorra

Fantastic macro, very well detailed.

18 Mar 2013 7:07pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Very interesting seed pods. We had a Sycamore tree but our pods were sharp, prickly ones; these are quite different, but you captured them very well.

18 Mar 2013 7:38pm

tataray from france, France

Très très attrayante cette image. Beaux détails et couleurs superbes.)

18 Mar 2013 7:43pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat processing

18 Mar 2013 7:44pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great close-up and details of the textures; a very unique bloom!

18 Mar 2013 8:38pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Par endroit on dirait un gâteau pistache suis gourmand. Superbe rendu des textures.

18 Mar 2013 9:26pm

parviz Falahatkar from Tehran, Iran


18 Mar 2013 9:43pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

wow! interesting and nicely detailed macro.

18 Mar 2013 11:00pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors accompanied by great textures!

18 Mar 2013 11:51pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Yep, that looks about right. Never heard of plane trees before - cool!

19 Mar 2013 12:36am

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Impressive macro !

19 Mar 2013 2:52am

yalda from Chaloos, Iran

nice colse up and details

19 Mar 2013 3:19am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Esta planta se parece a un cactus que tengo en el jardín...
Que da unas enormes flores blancas y después los frutos
o bayas... Hermosa imagen... Un abrazo.

19 Mar 2013 4:43am

Michael Rawluk from Canada

That is very nicely shot. Another excellent work, Ruthie.

19 Mar 2013 4:59am

L'angevine from Angers, France


19 Mar 2013 8:30am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Great close up.

19 Mar 2013 10:08pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Me too. Nice detail!

20 Mar 2013 9:58am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands


24 Mar 2013 2:04pm

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