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    Default The burst

    ID: Not sure, probably Sandburs

    The post monsoon/pre winter trail has a unique ambiance to it, not too dried off but neither lush green as the monsoon time. This transitional phase seems to have a huge range of offshoots that populate the terrain, and one such example was this, kind of weed, that popped off right along the pathway and had a very peculiar behaviour. Every time I walked past it, I observed sudden burst of some dust, confused about this, I tried touching/nudging the bloom of the weed and realized that it was bursting off something, probably pollen grains. In an attempt to record the same, tried this frame, not very successful, but ample to capture the particles propelled in the air
    It was also interesting to note that even with the motion of butterfly or any other decently sized insects, these started bursting off the pollen dust

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    Canon 80D
    Canon 100mm macro
    F/9
    Shutterspeed 1/640
    ISO 400
    Handheld, External flash fired(Sunís light from the back as main source of light)

    Location: Nagla trail
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    So many different ways in which plants pollinate. This is quite a unique way, pollen grains fired when there is a motion (maybe to use as a carrier). The flying pollens can be seen. Wish the green stalk at the top was not present. Nice capture and observation. Thanks for sharing.

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