“Warm Fuzzies”

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“As the sun lives on when it sets in the warmth it has given to others, you too will live on in the hearts of those whose lives you have touched.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo

I could think of no better title for this image of a mature milkweed pod, backlit by a late afternoon autumn sun.

The image was not one I set out to make but was one of those ‘opportunities’ that often comes up in most photographer’s days. There is a grove of poplars which I photographed last year, at their peak of colour, that I was hoping to revisit for another try. The light was not great and I have yet to review all my shots. However, as I stood there photographing the poplars, I could not help but be drawn to the multitude of brightly shimmering milkweed pods as they moved about in the gentle breeze. Each one seemed to lit up from inside. Also, for this time of year, it was a warm day, thus the combination of the warm and fuzzies.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 170 mm
1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200

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15 Comments on ““Warm Fuzzies”

  1. Such a great picture, I love the detail and how the strands have captured the light to contrast the darker, out of focus background

  2. Ahhh…beautiful and especially comforting after a horrible election/campaign. Thank you for the image. Your photos are beautiful.

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