Milk Thistle seed on Yellow Foxtail - Frosted

We had several days of frosting and 2 days of 5+ inch snow, so not much outside to photograph. I found this milk thistle seed precariously hanging on to a foxtail grass.

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Canon 7DII + 180/3.5 + tripod
f/11, 1/80, ISO 800
Canon DPP4 + PSCC, Nik Deatil extractor and tonal contrast applied selectively, slight horizontal crop to make panoramic.

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What an excellent find, Ravi. I love the diagonal across the image, and that milk thistle seed is a nice bonus as well as the frost. Great out of focus darker background to just make the subject pop. Well seen and captured.

Ravi: Terrific find and a superb capture. I like the diagonal orientation of the foxtail and the BG especially. Also a nice proportion of subject to frame. Top notch image. >=))>

Ravi, as Bill says, this is a great find and capture. The milkweed seed is a fine bonus and the frost shows very well. Your comp. is very good.