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The seed capsules of native Australian trees and shrubs are often densely woody
and able to withstand fire long enough to protect enclosed fine seed.
Normally the capsule valves open in a haphazard manner,
but after fire the presence of smoke acts as a trigger to cause synchronous opening to release seed.

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an nguyen25-Jan-2010 14:18
I like your b&w photos , they are genuine beauty.
Guest 25-Nov-2007 19:14
Superb details and great in b&w!
alfredo camba jr.07-Oct-2007 10:58
Beautiful black & white image!! Vote!
silvia marmori21-Sep-2007 14:02
such interesting image..
thanks for you detailed explanation..
interesting and new for me!
Thierry Lucas21-Sep-2007 13:16
Beautiful capture.
Nestor21-Sep-2007 13:04
Very nice monochrome image with multitude values of light and shade .
Andrew Vincent21-Sep-2007 12:10
Beautiful pattern and light Brian, another fine monochrome. VOTE!
olivier bruning21-Sep-2007 09:11
tough nuts down under! ;-)
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