Notes from the field, essays, and observations.
The tops of a group of tall grasses, in dim light on a winter afternoon:
A subject I return most years in fall and early winter. This time I played with overlaps instead of looking for neatly separated stems.
these are not the REAL foxtails but how beautiful anyway, softer, gentler… give us more.
They really are foxtails, they just aren’t… on a fox! Thanks for the kind words and for stopping in and commenting.
…. then, you should see the “foxtails” that grow in Texsa and in the southwest !…. vicious.
The overlaps work beautifully with your selective focus. Beautiful.
Thanks, Anita – I may try something like this again with a longer lens and selective focus.
Check THESE “foxtails” :
These foxtails are much friendlier – soft, no burrs. Your foxtails sound like burdock, a spiny thistle that can trap creatures…
yes, exactly, but they called them foxtails in Texas… they were not burdock I don’t think, not thistles. They looked like spikes of rowdy wheat – oh well it does not matter….
Pretty. Like the depth of field view very much.
We too have foxtails. However, they are attached to red foxes.
Thanks! Much as I love these grasses, I’d love to have more opportunities with red foxes, beautiful animals. I had a family of them in the woods behind my house years ago, but they were pretty secretive.
Tom ~ your composition and DOF suit the delicate feel perfectly!
Thanks so much!
So beautiful and a lovely depth of field.
Thanks Jocelyne – these days I take more pictures at F4 than stopped down. I’ve learned to love the wide-open look.
superb details and beauty 🙂
These are pretty! These look like a plant that Councils here use as mass plantings on kerbside areas. They sometimes get a purpleish tinge to the heads and feel very soft. It’s a favourite of mine, but I don’t know its name!
Tom, have the merriest of Christmases. Thanks for stopping by my blog and Liking my pix, which is very much appreciated! See ya soon! :O)
Thanks, and you’re welcome. There’s a pinklsh/purplish foxtail that grows in the west – I’ve seen in photographs, that sounds like yours.
This is great Tom – using shallow DOF to CREATE depth! Nice.
Thanks Mark. I’ve been learning to appreciate how a wide aperture can separate and give a sense of depth. Stopping down tends to make a flat 2-D design.
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