Simplicity in Nature#2

Challenge #86 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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By request, this challenge is being repeated, as the first one was popular, and filled very quickly. In this challenge, show us examples of simplicity in nature, perhaps a grass stalk, a leaf, a pebble or shell at the beach. Your entries should be VERY SIMPLE and MINIMAL. Less is better in this challenge. If the entry is considered too busy and detailed, it will be DQ'd. Macro and close-ups welcome. Where possible, the subject should be outside in the natural environment. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE. Save your detailed nature pictures for next week's challenge.
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Milkweed Pod Releasing Its Seeds
by KNich
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A slight wind on a sunny day in November helped release the seeds from a Milkweed Pod. Nature's simplicity at work.
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Submitted: Monday, 17th February, 2014 03:36 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 2nd November, 2013
Focal length: 108 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
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