01.08.2020 The Cattail in Winter

I was like a kid in a candy store on Monday running around sampling all the snowy dried plants. For this image I was inspired by Linda Leinen’s recent cattail image and was specifically looking for one of my own which wasn’t hard to find since we have quite a few wetlands around here.

I usually try to isolate subjects like this but decided to have some of the other plants just a little evident in the background and some of the falling flakes as well. Not exactly an abstract but with some of that quality included.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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24 Responses to 01.08.2020 The Cattail in Winter

  1. I noticed right away that the picture is atypical of the closeups you’ve shown because you because you included more background than usual. I’d’ve been in the candy store with you running around to sample all the snowy dried plants.

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  2. Ann Mackay says:

    I can relate to the ‘candy store’ bit! I like the contrast between the softly-suggested background plants and the detailed cattail.

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  3. Beautiful image Steve! Can not wait to see more images from this session!

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  4. Maddy says:

    Love the photo.

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  5. Stopped me cold. The semi-defined forms in back add intrigue.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    It’s such a quiet, graceful image. The inclusion of the snowflakes seems perfect, and the softly detailed background makes it even more inviting. I don’t know if I could stand the cold you deal with, but I’d sure be willing to give it a try for the sake of photographs like this.

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    • This day wasn’t too bad (just hovering below freezing) and, of course, layers and hand warmers make it more bearable. I just purchased some heated gloves and so far they work well. Images like this, and ice abstracts, are why I venture out despite my dislike of the cold. Thanks, Linda.

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    It made me smile picturing you running around with the camera in the snow capturing all these beautiful images before the flakes stopped falling. 🙂

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    • I was standing in a semi-soft swamp but people driving by would have seen me sloshing around here and there. 🙂 It was fun and I did make several images at different angles but just a few made the cut.

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  8. bluebrightly says:

    They’re great subjects and this one is beautiful. I think you handled the background with just the right amount of blur, and the shaggy bits of snow on the cattail are tremendously appealing.

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