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Cottongrass in Greenland

Cottongrass in Greenland
Photo Information
Copyright: Jeff Kerby (jtkerb) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 88] (410)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-30
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR
Exposure: f/5.6
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-24 16:29
Viewed: 3834
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cottongrass is in fact not a grass at all, but a sedge. Common in the Arctic and many Northern regions, this sedge of the genus Eriophorum grows in acidic wetlands or peat bogs.

The photo of this particular inflorescence was taken in a wetland area near Aajuitsup Tasia, a large lake approximately 12km Northeast of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-25 13:25]

Hi Jeff,
This is a very nice macro.
Splendid colors and contrasts with the more interesting.
A simple and beautiful composition, congratulations.

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  • nat Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 24] (82)
  • [2010-04-06 22:41]

Hi Jeff,

The sharp solitude of this cotton grass, is such a stark contrast to the soft rolling hills in the backround. Beautiful minimalistic composition. This sedge shot balances perfectly on the boundary of nature and art. Well done! TFS


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