Blowin’ in the Wind

We were out wandering yesterday and I spotted these fronds of decorative grasses blowing about.  I was trying to find a way to get the last of the autumn color in the trees behind this but it ended up that shooting toward the bright sky gave a better view of the delicate detail and fluffs lining them.

Fortunately for me, the sun was bright because the wind made keeping the grass in focus a challenge and it would have been impossible without a fairly high shutter speed.

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
58mm @ f/9 – 1/1600 sec – ISO 400

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Grass detail

I am always quite fascinated by the delicate tufts put out by grasses.  I found this one at Gibbs Gardens in the Japanese Garden section.  This image is captured with a yellow ground cover behind it to get lots of contrast.  I’m not sure if the grass itself would have stood out more on a solid background or not but, I like the colors in this composition.

Gibbs Gardens
Ball Ground, Georgia

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
300mm @ f/11 –  1/80 sec – ISO 100