Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge ~ Macro Corn Tassel


Walking through a community garden a couple of weeks ago, the tassel on a corn plant caught my eye in it’s seemingly elegant drape. Not wanting to get into the predicament I was in, in a recent post, I’ve done my homework this week to be extra sure of my subject matter.  Did you know the corn tassel is the male flower of the corn plant? When the bulk of the plant growth is complete, tassels appear on top of the plant. The tassel’s job is to produce pollen that encourages the growth and ripening of the corn ear. Wind carries the pollen to the female flower, or the silk on the corn plant. This information was gleaned from; and given all of the corn fields around me, I’m glad I now know what’s going on out there.

The photo was taken with my iPhone 6Plus, Camera+, and edited with that application for exposure, contrast, and light adjustments.

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About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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18 Responses to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge ~ Macro Corn Tassel

  1. manny says:

    Hi Angeline, There is an interesting read about cross-pollination or called corn detasseling ( in agriculture. I even heard about corn porn as a slang from many farmers. Cheers,



  2. Does that make this shot corn porn (as opposed to corn pone)? Or just a sexy shot? 🙂



    • Angeline M says:

      Oh, aren’t we feeling frisky this morning! It is rather sexy, isn’t it? Corn pone, definitely corn pone from you ,Ms. Janet! You’ve started my day off with a laugh. Thanks 😉


  3. A lovely close-up, Angeline. I really like the monochromatic colour palette.


  4. Great photo .. Wind pollinated, easy at our place 😃


  5. ChgoJohn says:

    How many fields of corn have I seen, each stalk ending in tassels — and never paid attention to any of them? Good photography will make us see even the most common objects in a new light. That certainly describes this capture, Angeline. Nicely done.


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  7. Angeline, you caught another eloquent moment in nature’s bounty. Didn’t know the point about the tassle and silk, fascinating. Happy Photo Challenge.


  8. LavendarLadi says:

    I so taken with this shot! The lighting is beautiful. I love the shapes, shadows, textures. Thank you for sharing it.


  9. The tassel is the male flower and the silk is the female flower!? Who knew?!


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