Macro Monday: From Seed To Salad

These photos capture the journey from seeds to salad.

Lettuce seeds

lettuce seeds

Lettuce seedlings

lettuce seedlings

Red Preco Radicchio leaf

Chioggia Red Preco Radicchio leaf

Tropicana Lettuce leaves

Tropicana Lettuce leaves



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13 Responses to Macro Monday: From Seed To Salad

  1. Nell Jean says:

    Nice presentation, thanks.

  2. Munin says:

    Wow that looks tasty! Al of a sudden I got hungry 😉

  3. Amanda says:

    Terrific idea for macro, I love red leaf lettuce and Radicchio it looks like the perfect salad to me!

  4. Gattina says:

    That was really interesting, because I had never seen salad seeds ! lol !

  5. Almost lunch time here – think I’ll have a salad. Great photos!

  6. Stunning series of photos. They are all excellent, but the first one is even better. You must frame and hang that one.

  7. Villager says:

    Thank you all for your kind comments. John, that first photo was shot using the “macro in a Mason jar” technique that David Perry described on his photography blog awhile back. My wife did a nice set of photos on her blog that really shows the technique.

    Basically, I put the lettuce seeds in the bottom of a wide-mouth Mason jar, perched my little Kodak DX7590 on top of the jar, and put the whole thing in the photo tent for good lighting.

  8. Jay says:

    Oh, I love this post! The seeds in the first photo are great, but I love the Tropicana lettuce leaves – so hard to get a shot like that evenly lit and level. It’s great!

  9. chiewilks says:

    oh great shots…i love the last photo because i can sense it….it’s yummy heheh..thanks for visiting mine

  10. Hello Villager,

    It never ceases to amaze me how large, beautiful lettuce leaves grow from such tiny seeds. Your salad looks delicious!

  11. Autumn Belle says:

    The lettuce leaves look great as foliage and they are edible too. Yours looks so fresh and healthy.

  12. commonweeder says:

    I just found your blog through Blotanical. You have beautiful photography! I hope you’ll visit me and sign up for my Giveaway! CowPots! The Perennial Care Manual!

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