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Our Golden Grasses

Our Golden 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: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-10
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-10-11 6:10
Viewed: 2756
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
27 varieties of grass grow in the Palouse and half those number are extremely rare grasses. 2-3 of them only grow on the Palouse. Considering the Palouse is one of the rarest forms of bio diverse land in the world, none of this comes as a surprise....and although there are a few/handful of people who study the area, it is quite surprising that there are not more.

In this image, not but 2 miles from community political boundary, are quite the number of grasses, some wild oats, buckwheat, wild mustard, thistle, cow vetch and more. They are now completely dried and laid down from the first wind storm of fall. I took video of the first storm as it came though and is viewable by going here and clicking here.

Fuji P&S
ISO 200
Hand Held at 90mm

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Hi neighbor... tis a fine morning here... so Top of the morning to 'ya... :)

Beautifully rich golden grasses... exquisite Bob. Grasses are definitely not the easiest plants to identify at the species level so I would think this place would be a fantastic place to learn. :) Have a great weekend Bob and many blessings for you and your family...


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-11 7:36]

Hi Bob.
I like grass as a subject for shooting. Different species create different patterns and canvases. Your picture gives a nice presentation of their variety and beautifulness. I like pictured scene (after the storm) and nice rich autumn colours). Shot is looked as over sharpened a little bit but this is not a point. My warm greetings and TFS.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-11 8:01]

hi bob,
i just can't explain why this image appeal me very much but it does. is it the rusty golden color or the work of the wind. sometimes you just can't figure it. tfs.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-11 10:13]

Hi Bob,

I can honestly say that I have never seen grasses like these. Maybe because I went from big city to desert? The variety of shadings and shapes are beautiful. Next, how about On Golden Pond?


Hi Bob, fascinating movie effect in the grass, fantastic golden colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-11 12:06]

Hi Bob. A golden picture today with the many grasses and seeds. You have captured movementin the shot. with good detail.a nie compostion all round. well done TFS.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-11 15:43]

This looks like it's been spattered with liquid gold!
The colours here are fab.
Very good sharpness.
Superb exposure and contrast.

Very well done,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-10-11 16:27]

Hi Bob,really it seem paint,another time i must give you my best compliments for your class when you take situation like that,the colors are simply fantastics! Have a nice Sunday,Luciano

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-11 18:28]
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Hello Bob,
I can smell the grasses as this time of the year with the cool damp mornings and the grasses have a diffinate smell, fall. Soon this grass will be weighted down and crashed flat by snow.
Very nice image my friend.

Hello Bob

A super capture of this wild grass.
The effects of the wind look evident.
I like how the composition sweeps through the shot.
Excellent sharpness and focus.
Lovely natural colours.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-12 4:17]

Bob, very nice information shot. We keep watching them everyday and lovely presentation. ganesh

Dear Bob
Very intersting scene you captured,
Great note and POV my friend.I still didn't forget about medicines.


Bonjour Bob,
Très belle publication, bien composée dans son cadrage serré, finement détaillée et délicatement colorée dans une agréable harmonie de couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-10-12 7:16]

This touches straight to my heart. I looooove fields at fall, those golden grasses are fantastic, I can even smell them. I could walk and walk among them, sing, think, ponder, listening to the ruffle of the grass. WEll, how inspiring is this picture. I also liked your video, with the thick layer of clouds over the Palouse riding fast in the wind. Wow. I also liked the view where you see leaves and "whatever" in fast motion. i think the Palouse would really impress me. Thank you!


hello Bob

i love better the one in the WS, when i view your images
i always go see with wich one of your cameras is shot,
i always loved more the warm colour lones and here
i love the rich colours, the excellent density of the colours,



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