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CLOSED CLOSED:Contest 076:Seed Dispersal:WINNER:Furryscaly

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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

Our next contest is Seed Dispersal. Please compete with images that highlight mechanisms of seed dispersal. For example, you could submit pictures illustrating a particular adaptation that aids in seed dispersal (e.g., wings for wind dispersal, barbs that stick to fur or feathers, fleshy fruits that attract certain frugivores as dispersal vectors), or you could post pictures of animals caught in the act of dispersing seeds. Select one (1) of your best images to compete with. Submissions will be open through next Monday.

Contest rules and instructions on voting and posting are all located here . Please read the rules thoroughly before beginning.

Remember to post below only images and their number in the posting sequence, along with a brief explanation of how the image relates to the contest topic (optional). Also, make sure your image is properly tagged, licensed, and posted to the EOL group. If you have questions or comments post them to this thread. Thanks!
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John Tann says:

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Bidgee-widgee, Acaena novae-zelandiae. Hitchhiking on hitchhikers
Burrs are the bane of the bushwalker
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Malcolm NQ says:

#2 Desert Rose

Desert Rose 6750 by Malcolm NQ

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Lynette MT says:

# 3 American Robin with Salmonberry

Robin with Salmonberry - Turdus migratorius
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descaflow says:

#4 Common Stork's-bill, Erodium cicutarium
Common Stork's-bill
Nature's drill.
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David Bygott says:

#5 White-winged Dove on Saguaro fruit, Arizona. You can see some of the tiny black seeds stuck to the bird's bill, and many more will be in its gut, waiting to be dropped far away from the 15-metre tall mother cactus.

Zenaida-asiatica-feeding
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

#6 Common Winterberry. Here is a typical bird-dispersal syndrome: seeds are presented in small, brightly colored berries that have a succulent pulp. Yum says the robin.

Common Winterberry
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rosie.perera says:

#7 Maple seed pods / samara (aka "helicopter"). Carried by the wind, they helicopter down to the ground, hence the nickname. As kids we used to peel these open, remove the seeds, and stick the pods on our noses. Here photographed on my dog's paws. Not the normal means of conveyance!

Maple seeds; Vancouver, BC; June 2008 by rosie.perera

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Valter Jacinto | Portugal says:

#8 Japanese Cheesewood (Pittosporum tobira)

Pitósporo-da-China // Japanese Cheesewood (Pittosporum tobira)
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Josh*m says:

#9 Matelea reticulata, Asclepiadaceae.

Matelea reticulata
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balharsh says:

#10 Calotropis , seed dispersal by wind.
Dispersal
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HermannFalkner/sokol is a group moderator HermannFalkner/sokol says:

#11 Draba boerhaavii: Wind is responsible of dispersal of its seeds: they don't look like it in this photo here but they're tiny enough go get spread far and wide by wind only.
Draba boerhaavii
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Furryscaly says:

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Xanthium sp. seed pods, being spread by an American plains bison, Bison bison bison. The seeds are contained in a spiny case called a bur or cocklebur. The spines then hook into the fur (or clothing) of passing mammals and eventually get deposited elsewhere.
Burface
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JMDN says:

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Some parasites are known to modify the behaviour of their victims for their own profit. Flies parasitized by certain entomopathogenic fungi attach themselves firmly to a stem or other high place before they die. In this way, the spores of the fungi are efficiently dispersed.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/51708886@N03/5916124368/]
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

Great entries this week! It's time to vote.

Submissions are now closed and Voting is OPEN! You may only vote once, and the photo with the most votes is the winner. When the voting week has closed, an administrator will change the thread status from VOTE to CLOSED. See Voting Instructions
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lotlhmoq says:

#9
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John Tann says:

#4. It's such a beautiful shape.
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rosie.perera says:

#9
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JCVD100 says:

#13. What a wondrous method of seed distribution (or rather, spore distribution).
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Dluogs says:

#4
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

#5
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Manuel Valdueza says:

#12
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Lynette MT says:

#5
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mgjefferies says:

I can feel the pain!
#1
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David Bygott says:

#12
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JMDN says:

#2
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Furryscaly says:

#4
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Nick Hobgood says:

#9
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HermannFalkner/sokol is a group moderator HermannFalkner/sokol says:

#13 - great story attached to the photo
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Drew Avery is a group moderator Drew Avery says:

#4
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Bas Kers (NL) says:

#12
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balharsh says:

#5
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Camponotus Vagus says:

#12
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Sharpj99 says:

#5
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

This week, you all couldn't agree on a winner. We have a 3-way tie! So let's do a run-off between the winners:

#4 Common Stork's-bill, Erodium cicutarium
Common Stork's-bill

#5 White-winged Dove on Saguaro fruit, Arizona. You can see some of the tiny black seeds stuck to the bird's bill, and many more will be in its gut, waiting to be dropped far away from the 15-metre tall mother cactus.
Zenaida asiatica feeding on Carnegiea fruit

#12 Xanthium sp. seed pods, being spread by an American plains bison, Bison bison bison. The seeds are contained in a spiny case called a bur or cocklebur. The spines then hook into the fur (or clothing) of passing mammals and eventually get deposited elsewhere.
Burface

Please vote once again for your favorite photo just among these three. Voting is re-opened until next week Monday. Let's hope it's not another tie!
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lotlhmoq says:

#4
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John Tann says:

#4 again. It is still a great photo.
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Furryscaly says:

Apparently if I try to leave a comment with just "#4", as my last one, it won't post it and instead jumps me up to my previous comment. One must add something to their new comment if their vote remains unchanged, or it won't post.

#4
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cyanocorax is a group administrator cyanocorax says:

#5
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Sciadopitys is a group administrator Sciadopitys says:

#12 for me, good large high resolution pic
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

#5
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HermannFalkner/sokol is a group moderator HermannFalkner/sokol says:

#4
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Malcolm NQ says:

#5
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Nick Hobgood says:

#5
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JMDN says:

#12
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Manuel Valdueza says:

#12 again
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David Bygott says:

#12 ;-)
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balharsh says:

#5
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rosie.perera says:

#12
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wildsingapore says:

#12
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scarabaphile3 says:

#4
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Camponotus Vagus says:

#12 again
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Dluogs says:

#4
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

Phew, another close one with 7-6-5 votes for each candidate, but we finally do have a winner!

Burface by Furryscaly
Burface
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