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A Cattail


From Zutphen, Holland, in March.
Had to try a vertical letterbox!   :)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


A Cattail


From Zutphen, Holland, in March.
Had to try a vertical letterbox!   :)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (30)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 May 2008, 02:36
Startling format, Ginnie, but you have made it work beautifully.
Bullrushes are one of my favourite grasses, and you show it off elegantly.
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Ray. It was a fun idea for me, to try something new in my old age. HA!
I've never heard that expression before Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Which expression, Chris? Vertical letterbox?! HA! Well, neither have I but it made sense to me. smile
  • Saeed
  • Iran
  • 22 May 2008, 06:12
Very Nice & Simple , good framing smile
Ginnie Hart: Nice and simple is what we like sometimes, Saeed. smile Thanks.
toute en hauteur, ta photo est splendide
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, O-P.
Why can't you Americans call things by their correct name. Ginnie, say after me ''These are bullrushes.''
richard
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. Well, Richard, some people think we Americans don't know English, so there you have it. grin I well remember the first time I heard that bullrushes and cattails are one and the same. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 May 2008, 07:04
Nice format, you see the rush -proud and elegant- rising. Although there may be a soft breeze moving a bit the water, nothing can shake the 'cattail' and it keeps standing like number one! Let's follow that!
Ginnie Hart: That means we have a lot to learn from this cattail/bullrush, Philine! smile
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 22 May 2008, 07:09
I love cattails. When I was younger I wanted to collect them for arrangements. Now, I realize they're most beautiful growing where they emerge. Lovely capture.
Ginnie Hart: I DID collect these and add to floral arrangements, Sherri, so I know what you mean. Now I just admire them from afar or close up in their natural environments. It's just been lately that I've seen them go to seed like this.
  • Aksel
  • Holiday in France
  • 22 May 2008, 07:19
Cool format - suites the subject very well - great light again smile
Ginnie Hart: It was fun to try, Aksel. Thanks.
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 22 May 2008, 07:24
Nice view and frame!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Arash!
  • E Etomi
  • Romania
  • 22 May 2008, 07:45
[email protected] Richard. I've never sen one before Bullrush or Cattail!
Ginnie Hart: HA! We speak the same language and still have different names for things! smile
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 May 2008, 08:06
Great shot Ginnie, funny thing is I took someof these the other day whilst out on one of my walks... Made me smilesmile
Like the crop. Have a great daywink
Ginnie Hart: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lady! YOU have a great day!!! smile I know you will.
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 22 May 2008, 08:08
aww ginnie
this really works
Ginnie Hart: Glad it works for you, DrAW. smile Thanks.
I like the result of this cut.
Ginnie Hart: So glad you like it, José-Angel. It was a fun crop.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 May 2008, 08:12
We have in German the fig. phrase "ein schwankendes Rohr im Winde"/"a swaying rush in the wind", but your pic has a quite other meaning!
Ginnie Hart: I love your German phrases, Philine, when they fit or not. smile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 May 2008, 08:16
This is delightful Ginnie. I like the vertical letterbox format. It looks like a painting.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Awww. So glad you like it, Ingrid. It made me smile. smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 22 May 2008, 08:52
Oh .. looks like an radio tower .. of nature ;-) - Good compostition and fine crop.
Ginnie Hart: Nature's radio tower! I like that, Klaus!!! smile(
  • Astrid
  • Texel....on vacation...
  • 22 May 2008, 09:14
*sigh*....even that I saw you take this picture, you always surprise me, meer dan je weet, with the beauty you have shown with this kattenstaart, I love the rumpling (?) of the water, the little waves, the sky was dark, full of rain, it has the same colour of the sky that day.
Love the format very much, it is perfect and you did proud on the kattenstaart.
Ginnie Hart: I love how we surprise each other all the time, Astrid, while on our photo hunts together. smile What a dream team. And now I know what the Dutch call these cattails. I'm guessing this is one of the "cats" you can enjoy?! grin
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 22 May 2008, 09:15
great crop
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
I was hoping Ray would see this and he was first in line. Wonderful with the rippley background.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, that Ray comes early on, doesn't he. smile Thanks, Mary, for YOUR coming as well.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 22 May 2008, 11:01
Terrific crop and image of the humble bullrush.
Ginnie Hart: That humble bullrush sure knows how to stand tall! Thanks, Aussie.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan - United States
  • 22 May 2008, 11:48
I don't know about a vertical letterbox either. I hope you'll tell. Is it a PS format?
Ginnie Hart: Oh, Ruth! You've given me quite the smile this morning. smile NO, this is NOT a PS format. This is just how I cropped the image, similarly to how we do landscape images sometimes in what we call the "letterbox" format (long and skinny) to look like a panoramic. I just figured I'd try it in portrait here on SC. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 May 2008, 12:16
A cattail or a bullrushes I have not seen either. good photo but
Ginnie Hart: WOW! Does that mean you don't have them in Australia, Vintage?????
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 May 2008, 12:27
Yes, it could be a PS/letterbox or newspaperbox format, as seen at buildings of the Amsterdamse school (Spaarndammerplamtsoen )!
Ginnie Hart: So that means I wasn't far off then, Philine. grin
Very good take on the capture. Nice grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, S&S. smile
Great way to present this "bullrush" Ginnie, it really emphasises the height of one of these plants.
Ginnie Hart: It stood there so tall and brave, Brian. I'm glad its height is emphasized. smile Thanks.
Beautiful capture Ginnie. The format suits it very well!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard.
Excellent!! The narrow letterbox crop works perfectly for me. LOL at Richard! He forgets the USA is only a couple of hundred years old...barely out of nappies...sorry diapers grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're so right, Bill. The list goes on and on, I'm afraid. It's almost like another language altogether. smile
  • Still
  • France
  • 22 May 2008, 22:43
A beautiful shot of nature. I like it!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Still. I have always loved cattails!
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 23 May 2008, 01:31
Beautiful plant and very unusual aspect ratio. Nice !
Ginnie Hart: Just had to try it, Carsten. smile Thanks.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal (lisbon)
  • 24 May 2008, 15:38
This photo made me think of one thing that most of your pictures have...and that thought came to me right now...No matter what the subject is, you are always able to capture its inner elegance...
Ginnie Hart: How do you always know what to say to make my day, Lina! Thank you.

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