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Wild and Rare Grasses

Wild and Rare Grasses
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-21
Categories: Mountain
Camera: LeicaDLUX4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-21 13:19
Viewed: 3276
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Jane felt very good today and we had a chance to go way out into the Palouse where it starts to change from actual Palouse landscape into channeled Scablands caused by the Missoula Ice Dam. I grabbed this image down near the ground and looking upwards about 10 degrees towards a pine covered hill with many rocks filled with lichen...

One hundred fifty years ago the typical vegetation throughout the Palouse consisted of perennial bunchgrasses, which grew in tufts or clumps, accompanied by many different kinds of "wildflowers." Together, the grasses and flowers gave the appearance (in spring and early summer at least) of a lush meadow, or Palouse Prairie. This type of vegetation occurs in relatively moist environments, where the climate is almost wet enough to support the growth of trees. The principal bunchgrasses of Palouse meadows were Idaho fescue, bluebunch wheatgrass, and prairie junegrass. Short shrubs, especially snowberry and wild rose, were common. Mosses and lichens were an important but inconspicuous feature. -Palouse Prairie Foundation

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-21 13:39]

Hello Bob,
wonderfully simple. Good change lighting change from foreground, mid ground with grasses and background with nice Blue.
I really like the the simple clean style of this photo.Best regards Siggi

Hi Bob,

Good to hear about you again after my holiday.
This specie have I never been seen before.
Good pov.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-07-21 15:36]

Hola Sr. Bob.
Glad to hear that Your wife is feeling better and I hope She will be fine.
Tipical landscape, full of fine details, like the grass and trees. Excellent work Mr. Pro photographer.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-21 16:20]

Hi Bob,

I looked at this landscape and thought "cool." I haven't been out with the camera in days - it's just too hot and humid. This is so refreshing to me. I love seeing these unusual grasses and the big old trees. What a pretty blue sky!


hello Bob

beautiful photo of plants and landscape, with a fine POV
légèrement en contre-plongé, fine focus to the grass
with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Bob,

Well seen and lit by the side and almost back lighting.
We often overlook the importance of the large variety of grass types in nature, thanks for reminding us.


Hello Master Robert:

A simple picture but did not leave indifferent, just a good photographer's eye you can reach the observer with a guarantee of success. Do you know very well.

Best regards my friend

PS-Thanks for commenting my photos.

Namastay Bob,
A nice capture of these beautiful grass. And also they are rare there. Well composed with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.


A superb, simple composition...I love the way you've treated the light...
I wonder how to do that...
Bravo, Bob!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-22 5:04]

Hello Bob,
Like you I have a "faible" for grasses of all sorts. And these ones are so special by their very hairy aspect! Beautiful also how the sunlight is caught by these Palouse grasses. A most interesting and beautiful shot.
Nice to read that your wife was feeling good enough to come out with you. It's so important to feel the nature-forces.
By the way, I didn't use the flash for my last picture ( I almost never do)
With kind regards

Ciao Robert, beautiful composition with rare grass, I never see before, thanks, great light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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