These pods in the Missouri Botanical Garden Climatron are about the size of a human head, as as you approach, look like a prop from a sci-fi movie more than anything else. This monochrome comes from Nik Silver Efex Pro after first processing three 1-stop brackets in Nik HDR Efex.
So, if you like red, this is the picture from which the monochrome was made.
Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 D
Camera: Nikon D100
Exposure: ISO 200, brackets around f/22 @ 1.0s, Auto WB, tripod
Lighting: Daylight filtered through trees and the Climatron dome
Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens GPS
Dates: Capture - October 9, 2008, Processing - November 13, 2010Processing: RAW file in Lightroom 3, Nik HDR Efex, Photoshop CS5 and Nik Silver Efex Pro