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Grasses 2 or Grass Ballet

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 3 November 2008 in Plant & Nature.

Taken last week at Nottingham County Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Some cropping and adjustments in PS7. Tripod and 100mm macro lens.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 400 100 mm


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Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Oh that's very nice! It looks like the 2 grasses were the same lol

3 Nov 2008 5:33am

@Koushiro~光子郎: Thanks. Your comment reminded me that I wanted to title this image "Grasses Ballet," which I added as a second title.

Dhini from Dordrecht, Netherlands

Beautiful soft picture

3 Nov 2008 7:29am

@Dhini: Thank you!

Frédéric A. from Païta, New Caledonia

Grâce et simplicité, avec un joli flou; Très réussi

3 Nov 2008 8:05am

@Frédéric A.: Thank you for visiting and commenting!

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Fantastic, Anita. Beautiful colors and I love the softness. Five stars!

3 Nov 2008 10:47am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

This is marvelous, Anita.

3 Nov 2008 11:26am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Sub-Title is perfect for this . . grasses have never performed this well for me !

3 Nov 2008 12:20pm

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

You're welcome lol XD

3 Nov 2008 1:20pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Such beautiful graceful lines.

3 Nov 2008 2:35pm

Shuva Brata Deb from Hyderabad, India

Is this softness post process or is it because of the macro? I am curious.

3 Nov 2008 3:10pm

@Shuva Brata Deb: I did not add softness in post processing. My macro lens is quite sharp and the f stop I used, f8, should produce a sharp image. I think the image is soft because of faulty focusing! I notice that the front part of the front grass is in focus. The curly parts are further away, as is the second grass. I think they fell beyond the focus range. Also, I was shooting almost into the sun, which made focusing difficult and may also soften the image. So, this image is a lucky accident. In fact, I almost didn't post it because of the softness.

Frida from Sweden

Great use of DOF and i like the sub title. I hope you had a nice day at Longwood Garden's conservatory?

3 Nov 2008 6:18pm

don from spokane, United States

Quite a "poetic" image if that's possible. I like the artistic feel of the image and the mild
processing to get this image. Very well done.

3 Nov 2008 7:36pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

GORGEOUS synchronised grass brilliant 10/10 I love the softness of this shot and am so pleased that you posted it

3 Nov 2008 7:42pm

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Gorgeous!! I could put this on my wall.

3 Nov 2008 8:43pm

Ed Heaton from United States

Nice capture Anita...

3 Nov 2008 9:10pm

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

gorgeous! it is like they are practising a dance!

3 Nov 2008 11:13pm

@Kathryn: Thank you for your comment and for visiting!

Mary from Richfield, United States

Lovely Anita !! I like the sharpness of the front one and the softness of the second..as if the one is following the other.

4 Nov 2008 4:16am

manel from Girona, Spain

Una armonia de colores "pastel" muy bien conseguida. Perfecto enfoque y... desenfoque.

4 Nov 2008 5:44pm

@manel: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for visiting.

Marcie from United States

Perfectly synchronized. Absolutely stunning!

4 Nov 2008 6:27pm

Carsten from Copenhagen, Denmark

You must have a very good eye for motives. This is just 'One in a thousand'
Very good!

4 Nov 2008 10:25pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Love everything about it! Fantastic bokeh!

5 Nov 2008 6:49am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Excellent picture Anita. I love it.

6 Nov 2008 3:14am

Eric from United States

Great picture! I Love the symmetry.

28 Jan 2009 2:42pm

1/125 second
ISO 400
100 mm