Flower seeds (macro)

Having grown flowers from seeds over the last few years, I never really took much notice of the seeds I planted until this year. Hence I thought I would look at the seeds in close-up (at 3-5x its normal size).

For these photos of seeds, I used my Olympus E-P5, Spiratone 35mm F3.5 enlarger lens mounted on my bellows. I used aperture priority mode at F5.6 ISO 200. All together I took about 123 shots for the three seeds, as the depth of field is so razor thin at such magnifications. These were then stacked in Helicon focus to produce the final image.

Gazania seed (4 mm long)
Gazania seed (4 mm long)
Rudbeckia seed (2.2mm long)
Rudbeckia seed (2.2mm long)
Calendula (margiold) seed - 5.5mm long
Calendula (margiold) seed – 5.5mm long

As you can see, each seed is very different from the others. And how amazing it is to see flowers growing from such small seeds – the very flowers that I have been photographing in the various light spectra.

Boon