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Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 1 June 2011 in Plant & Nature.

This one is for my excellent friend Cindy!
Most of our backyard is not mowed allowing lovely tall grasses to grow. For this photo, I taped some white tissue paper to a window, taped the grassed onto the paper, overexposed. Topaz Detail. Added one of my textures.

NIKON D300 1/6 second F/11.0 ISO 400 105 mm


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Rayak from Paris, France

Really nice herbarium.

1 Jun 2011 6:50am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Very delicate and a reminder that 'even' a grass is worth a study . . makes me want to breathe fresh, unfiltered, unconditioned air if only my hay-fever will let me !

1 Jun 2011 7:10am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wow, this process produced a great effect. I'm trying to imagine how you invisibly taped on the grasses.
It is wonderful how there seems to be little fragments of grass floating around the frame. A wonderful image.

1 Jun 2011 8:12am

@DULCIE: Thanks, Dulcie. The tape was out of the frame, on the stems further down. I used the same technique for my prior image of a Johnny Jump Up.

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Fine and beautiful.

1 Jun 2011 8:16am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

could well be used on a sympathy card

1 Jun 2011 8:18am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Great detail and composition, and skilful use of the tone on tone background. Excellent work, Anita!

1 Jun 2011 9:01am

Mary from Exton, United States

AWESOME Anita!! Love the idea of the tissue paper!

1 Jun 2011 12:41pm

@Mary: Thanks, Mary. I was trying to imitate a light box in which the flower if put on top and the light inside. :-)

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Oh what a lovely series - ferns and grasses! :)

1 Jun 2011 1:11pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Interesting shot :)

1 Jun 2011 2:11pm

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

Anita, this is simply exquisite, exquisitely simple!

1 Jun 2011 3:15pm

JOEMULLIGAN from Muscatine, Iowa, United States

Lovely, sensitive image, Anita. I think it was Durer who painted "Great Turf" who was the first to fall in love with grasses. He would like your picture very much.

1 Jun 2011 5:05pm

@JOEMULLIGAN: Thank you for the reference to "Great Turf." I hadn't seen in before. It is lovely!

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Wonderful image in style of minimalism!

1 Jun 2011 5:13pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I like the asymmetry of the grass and the simplicity of the composition.

1 Jun 2011 10:23pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great work here, this is very well done, bravo !

2 Jun 2011 5:59am

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

I love this "botanical" series!

4 Jun 2011 2:48am

Marie from FRESNES, France

simple et beau.

4 Jun 2011 7:34pm

1/6 second
ISO 400
105 mm