Seed Pod (winter flowers ). Photo by Kennebunker
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Seed Pod

Uploaded by: Kennebunker

Friday March 15, 2013

Sanford, ME (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: As you would imagine from a tree that flowers in late winter, not many of the seed do get pollinated. This is not a particularly good image, but it does show a mature seed pod, burst open, and ready to release the two shiny black seeds, while this year's new flowers open on stems that still hold last year's leaves.

Image Description:

Manufacturer: NIKON

Model: COOLPIX P500

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: QuickTime 7.7.1

YCbCr Positioning: centered

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/200 sec.

FNumber: f/5.6

Exposure Program: Shutter priority

ISO Speed Ratings: 400

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.2

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Compressed Bits per Pixel: 4.00

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.50 EV (f/3.4)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 10

Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 6.7 mm

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FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 4000

PixelYDimension: 3000

File Source: DSC

Scene Type: 1

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Manual white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 0.00

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 38

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: High saturation

Sharpness: Hard

Subject Distance Range: Unknown

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2. gilg72
2:14 AM GMT on March 17, 2013
Great & interesting photo Wilma. Never knew what that Witch Hazel looked like, much less know about it's seeds & blooms.
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1. ChrisAnthemum
1:06 PM GMT on March 16, 2013
Interesting, Wilma! I don't think I've ever seen a seed pod on my red "Diane" witch hazel. Never thought about why not. If you'd asked, I would have said I thought they were wind pollinated and didn't need insects. Mine are still blooming and I have seen some bees around though only on other late winter blossoms.
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