Photo of the Day : Andaman Redwood Seed

Nikon D700 + Sigma 105mm macro + Sb800 flash – 1/60 sec at f16

The seeds of this timber species, sometimes known as the Andaman Redwood Pterocarpus dalbergioides are held between two leaf like structures which are tied together by these veins.


  1. mourya · February 5, 2010 Reply

    Anna, This is amazing..Awesome texture

  2. Nagesh · February 5, 2010 Reply

    Fab! 🙂 Your Andaman snaps are beginning to trickle in finally 🙂 Awaiting… awaiting…Hopefully you wont make us all wait for much longer 🙂

  3. kaveer · February 5, 2010 Reply

    loveeeeeeeeee it …MACROOOOO

  4. Neelima · February 5, 2010 Reply

    Wow! this is amazing! Waiting for a different perspective of Andaman.. 🙂

  5. Geetanjali · February 5, 2010 Reply


  6. Venkat Satish · February 5, 2010 Reply

    one word………..SUPERB

  7. Muthunarayanan · February 6, 2010 Reply

    My God! This looks placental. Makes me wonder about Mother nature’s replication of design in various life forms including us! An eye opener of an image Kalyan.

  8. Gautam · February 6, 2010 Reply

    WoW!! waiting for more

  9. Urban Indian · February 6, 2010 Reply

    Excellent macro shot….cant remove my eyes off it – especially with the dark background.

  10. Atchuthan Perinkulam · February 6, 2010 Reply

    I was introduced to your site by my younger brother. I started off with photography as a hobby and recently got myself a DSLR. I know how satisfying it is to get that perfect shot after a few blunders. Thanks for posting the Exif info for each photo. I’ve spent the last two hours glued to your site. Keep up the great work. Do you have a place (such as flickr etc.) where you post the full size pictures? If so, please do send me the link.


  11. Anusha · February 7, 2010 Reply

    wow….truly amazing! waiting for more from Andaman..

  12. Pramod Viswanath · February 7, 2010 Reply

    What an amazing piece of art created by nature. You have captured it beautifully, Kalyan. Super seeing this.

  13. mm · February 7, 2010 Reply

    Wow, complicated yet simple design of nature…more snaps please…

  14. VMR · February 7, 2010 Reply

    Great image, better known as Andaman Padauk, the burr knots in the wood were prized for table tops for the lustrous knotted look like Marble,brings back great memories of my trip to the Andamans in 1997,

  15. shivani · February 8, 2010 Reply

    too good , loved the texture

  16. Anilkumar GT · February 8, 2010 Reply

    Beautiful Kalyan…amazing texture and clarity…

  17. Usha O · February 8, 2010 Reply

    Amazing pic waiting for more…:)

  18. Jag · February 9, 2010 Reply

    Awesome shot dude !!

  19. arati · February 10, 2010 Reply

    oof, fractal, beautiful fractal! self-similarity from seed to tree… hat-tip!

  20. Divya · February 12, 2010 Reply

    Its beautiful.. the veins, the colour, everything is just perfect

  21. arv · February 14, 2010 Reply


    how come i land on two different versions of your site for different search keywords.

  22. Smanrokr · February 28, 2010 Reply

    Reminds me of Avatar :)… Just lively.

  23. jyothy karat · February 28, 2010 Reply

    gorgeous shot.. almost looks like an aerial shot to me..

  24. anu sharma · March 6, 2010 Reply

    this is just awsome……………. beautiful……… 🙂

  25. nik · March 6, 2010 Reply

    Beautiful! Can I have a widescreen signed jpeg to use as a desktop wallpaper? 🙂

  26. Kartik · March 12, 2010 Reply

    This is a beautiful shot of a lovely seed. Very soothing to look at. BTW, I have a seed of a sea-mahuwa (?) from Havelock Island, wonder if it will grow in Bangalore.

  27. Sudheer · April 14, 2010 Reply

    Awesome shot !!!!

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