The Surprise Inside: Seeds In Their Pods

Challenge #187 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge is about seeds, and the interesting seed pods/capsules/cases which hold and protect the fruit inside them until they are ready to grow into the next generation of plants. Your entry should show BOTH the seed case or capsule, AND the seeds or fruit inside. Macro and close-ups welcome. SIZE of entry: 1,600 pixels. Entrants who choose to enter over-size shots will not be invited to resubmit. Get the size correct the first time!
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Seed Pod in the Appalachians
by Dave729
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I ran across this seed pod while walking up alongside a stream near the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
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Submitted: Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 17:56 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 19th October, 2013
Focal length: 150 mm
Shutter speed: 1/20 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 1600
Notes: Tripod shot with 300mm equivalent zoom to remove background distractions.
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