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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300S
Shutter Speed
5/300 second
Aperture
F/4.2
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60 mm
ISO Speed
1000
Date Taken
Jun 30, 2011, 6:08:41 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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Rattlesnake Grass by kayaksailor Rattlesnake Grass by kayaksailor
These little (less than 1/2 inch) grass seed pods look like the rattle of the rattlesnake - they even kind of sound like one :giggle:

:iconrici66: says his country's name for this grass is much more gentle...Hare's Tears


Yipee, I got my new macro lens in the mail today :love: had to play :camera:
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BELLESYMPHORINE Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
featured here [link]
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:iconborysbrytva:
borysbrytva Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is very beautiful!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
It is a really interesting grass...I put a handful of it in a vase to dry and now I've added three other different shaped grass seeds :giggle: love the varying textures!
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
So beautiful, great picture! :heart:
You got my vote...
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
:iconslipperyhugplz: thank you :blowkiss:
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LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it :) i voted for you
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
:tighthug: Thank you so much!!
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marob0501 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have featured you in my jewelbox[link]
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
:iconeeeeeplz: Ooo how exciting! Thank you :love: I'm off to see what else you've found :sprint:
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marob0501 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
MANY GREAT JEWELS I FOUND
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
:iconlovenodplz:
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:iconmarob0501:
marob0501 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^*^
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:iconerene33:
erene33 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Superb shot, great lighting, tones and composition!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I was very pleased with it! Thank you soooo much :hug:
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:iconerene33:
erene33 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
No problem dear Ruth :)
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:iconseawhisper:
SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
mmmm what a colours :)
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Thank you! I agree :nod: the setting sun was coming in through the window and it just glowed :love:
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Temperate-Sage Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
You have been featured! [link]
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
:iconeeeeeplz: Thank you so much! I'm off to see what else you've found :sprint:
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:iconcelestialprincess101:
celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's very pretty :)
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
:iconlovenodplz:
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:iconpinedrop:
Pinedrop Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Nice focus and gorgeous color! And congrats on the new lens!!!!! :-)
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
It has now been over a year since I got the macro and I still love it! (I realized this shot had gotten neglected so submitted it to a few groups :D)
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:iconthanksthatisenough:
thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
This is brilliant!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
thank you so much! I have several clumps of it dried hanging around my house :giggle: because I think the grass is sooooo cool!
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
you are very welcome :)
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
you are featured [link]
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
:iconeeeeeplz: Thank you so much! I'm off :sprint: to see what else you've found :wave:
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
you're most certainly welcome :D
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist
Hm... I think I prefer this in colour :nod:
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
I think I do too...
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:iconburning-liquid:
Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011   Photographer
perfect focus!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
thanks :D
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:iconerozja:
Erozja Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

Greetings! :aww:
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
:iconeeeeeplz: thanks!
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
:wow: Wow, this is a gorgeous shot indeed! Congrats on your new lens, Ruth! :handshake:

In Germany, Briza is called Zittergras (literally Quaking Grass), and according to Wikipedia ([link] and [link]), there many other common names in English: Blowfly Grass, Cow-quake, Didder, Dithering-grass, Dodder-grass, Doddering Dillies, Doddle-grass, Earthquakes, Jiggle-joggles, Jockey-grass, Lady's-hair, Maidenhair-grass, Pearl Grass, Quakers, Quakers-and-shakers, Shaking-grass, Shelly Grass, Shell Grass, Tottergrass, Wag-wantons, etc. etc. ... :P
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
LOL! It is so cool how similar things can have so many varied names :D

(and I am having lots of fun :love:)
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011   General Artist
oooooooooooooooo a new lens - what kind is it?
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
lol, it's the same I was borrowing last month...the Nikkor 60mm 2.8 :love: I'm lovin' it!
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:iconceciliay:
ceciliay Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very nice and lucky you that macro lens came in handy looks amazing
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
I'd borrowed one a few months ago and loved!!!! having it. I was given the "go ahead" to get one as a birthday present last April but I've been waiting for a good looking used one to show up on ebay - and on Monday we were the "winners" :love: The USPostal Service actually worked well and I got it on Thursday - from the east coast :iconjawdropplz:
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ceciliay Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That is awesome, I've been looking at cameras and thinking about buying a new one or wait a little longer because I really need a laptop too for school and this computer is just a pain in the ass. So I'm stuck in a place in my heart lol which to get first.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional
sweet
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
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o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Congrats on the New Lens Ruth and if this is any glimpse in to how great your going to be at Macro you might want to start saving up for your own Art Studio so you can start Showing and Selling your Work! It's Brilliant! Great Shot!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
:aww: you're so kind :D thanks!
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:iconchalutplease:
chalutplease Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Beautiful job Ruth. What lens did you get?
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Thanks Sandra :blowkiss:

I got the Nikkor 60mm 2.8 AF...there's now a new version with internal focus (or something like that) which gives a bit quicker/quieter auto focus but isn't as sharp so I went with this truly LIKE new used one :love: It came with a flawless hard case too :w00t:
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chalutplease Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
I've gotten some great stuff used but right now there's almost nothing coming up for Canon that's a good deal. I can't see paying $100-$200 less than new for something that doesn't come with a warranty and may not be as it seems. I ran across this with the 100-400 lens. Canon sells a refurbished with a warranty for $1499 but the guy on Craigslist wanted $1450 firm, no warranty and no returns. Someone else wanted $1250 for one with a "cleaning mark" on the front element. Basically that gives the coating a flaw that will deteriorate it quicker but this guy kept insisting it was nothing and could be buffed out. On the other hand I got my ultra wide angle for half the price and it's pristine. I'm still keeping my eyes open for a 100-400 but after that it's a macro. I just haven't decided whether to get the 100mm, the 60 or the 50. Too many choices. I think what you got should be good for portraits too shouldn't it?
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
I understand your problem...I have seen "better" prices but I feel good about the price for the condition - though I would have been ecstatic :giggle: to have gotten it for the auction price when I first saw it :laughing: it did the last minute run up...

My D300 has a cropped sensor so in effect the 60 is more like a 90mm which made the choice of not spending almost double for the 100mm (which would then be a 150) much easier not to do...we have several other lenses that cover that range for regular lenses...and yes, it should be good for portraits!
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