Wednesday, February 10, 2010

a fondness for cattails

even in their winter dishevelment

36 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Outstanding composition and this colour is perfect!Congratulations, it's so beautiful! Léia

"Words have the lightness of the wind and the strength of the storm"
**Victor Hugo**

Amin said...

Interesting photo.

B SQUARED said...

I actually prefer their appearance in winter.

Paula said...

Now I have a new desktop photo. This is really gorgeous. What kind of camera and lenses are you useing, BC?

Sharon said...

I really like this photo. It has such and artistic point of view.

Birdman said...

Wonderful image. Love this one!

brattcat said...

Oh, Paula, you make me blush. I use a fairly primitive little Sony Cybershot DSC H20 point and shoot. I'm quite in awe of all of you with your gorgeous equipment and stunning, razor sharp images. I'm working with a funny little lemon, trying to make lemonade ( :

Small City Scenes said...

What a great shot. They look just like the ones out here. As they should. MB

Kate said...

Oh, but you do so well with your "primitive" camera. You have a good eye and obviously lots of patience to produce the photos that you post. Cattails are such different plants, and they even look distinct in winter.

Jacob said...

Another fantastic work of art by the artiste extraordinaire of Vermont. Frame it and hang it. You'd better start printing some of these photos and making sure you have lots of digital copies, 'cause MOMA's gonna come calling one of these days!

Can't tell you how much I like this!

Anya said...

Its a WONDERFUL creative shot
My compliments :-)

Malyss said...

You must have a painter's soul , to be able to catch in such a beautyful way those strange winter silhouettes..

JM said...

Absolutely gorgeous shot!

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Tash said...

You too? Aren't cattails adorable? I should have a bumper sticker that I brake for cattails...fortunately for others, I don't come across them very often. I must say that I've never seen them in such a unruly state. Love the image & seeing them with their "hair down".

Sunny said...

Wonderful shot!
Sunny :)

Virginia said...

How gorgeous is that, dishelvelment and all!
V

Amin said...

It is very interesting for me.

lizziviggi said...

Oh, I agree! There is something so endearing about cattails. I love what you've done with them here.

Lois said...

Oh so pretty!

Yvi said...

Hi!

Interesting and nice photo!

Greetings
Yvi

Jacob said...

Now you've got me worried! What are the Triffids from Startreck, or did you say the Bliffids from Shipwreck?

I think I was right the first time...only I shoulda writ Star Trek. Right?

Not being a Trekkie, I have no idea who these folks are. Do we have a problem here at Stone Creek?

Help!

Paula said...

No need to apologize, now I know what kind of P & S to get. They're preset so they take amazing photos and I need one for convenience sake. Sometimes a DSLR is just too much. Thanks, BC.

magiceye said...

wonderfully composed and shot!

Saretta said...

Wow! That's beautiful.

Carraol said...

Beautiful frame and composition, looks like a painting, the soft tones you gave to these plants are great!

Jilly said...

Superb shot. Love the feel and colour of it. Everything. Yesterday's capella guys were great = you really caught their concentration and togetherness.

Amin said...

I hawe not seen so like photo before.

Amin said...

Beautiful and interesting.

VP said...

I think we call it biodo...

規格 said...

盛年不再來,一日難再晨;及時當勉勵,歲月不待人..............................

Giorgio said...

Actually the Sony Cybershot DSC H20 is an excelent little camera with a great Zeiss lens. I used to have a 5 Mpixel Sony which was very good for its time (one of the last compacts with an optical viewfinder) and I kind of miss it.

Anyway, what counts (most of the times) is the subject and cattails are one of my favourite. Very nice shot!

Amin said...

Creative shot.

Irina said...

What a photo! It works like the abstract paintings with me: Im looking and it fills in every cell of me, and I just can not stop looking. Bravo.

Amin said...

Beautiful.

Julie said...

This is more what the inner-eye sees rather than the camera lens. Like this one ...

slim said...

Behold beauty! You have captured nature's magnificence here . . . most would pass this by without so much as a glance. Thanks, Brattcat, for helping us see.