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Ludwigia alternifolia, howard county, MD, helen lowe metzman

Detailed Description

Square is not something Nature normally trucks in with plants. But here it is the seedbox (Ludwidia alternifolia). A plant that is a fan of wet areas and is related to Evening Primroses. This winter specimen was collected by Helen Lowe Metzman who also took the photographs. P.S. Inside this seed box are seeds, but also little seed box weevils that somtimes die in the seedbox because the hole for the seeds to come out is to small for them...we will have photos of that...later. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.0, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200 USGSBIML Photoshopping Technique: Note that we now have added using the burn tool at 50% opacity set to shadows to clean up the halos that bleed into the black background from "hot" color sections of the picture.


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