Montana Outdoors

June 11, 2011

Playing in the grass

Filed under: Spring — Tags: , , — montucky @ 8:22 pm

Orchardgrass, Cock's-Foot Grass ~ Dactylis glomerata

Orchardgrass, Cock's-Foot Grass ~ Dactylis glomerata

Orchardgrass, Cock's-Foot Grass ~ Dactylis glomerata

Orchardgrass, Cock's-Foot Grass ~ Dactylis glomerata

Orchardgrass, Cock's-Foot Grass ~ Dactylis glomerata

Orchardgrass, Cock's-Foot Grass ~ Dactylis glomerata

Orchardgrass, Cock’s-Foot Grass ~ Dactylis glomerata

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  1. Not only do you provide great pictures but the names of the plants and flowers too..Thank you!

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    Comment by mitambien — June 11, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    • I hope the names may be useful for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the plants. I’m sure my ID’s are not 100% accurate, but they should be close enough to be helpful.

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

  2. I’m easily amused, too. Love these!

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    Comment by Bo Mackison — June 11, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

  3. Tiered tassel grass. Lovely. 🙂

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    Comment by Anna — June 12, 2011 @ 5:42 am

    • It’s quite pretty and grows tall: these were about 4 feet tall.

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2011 @ 8:52 am

  4. Interesting photos, I sure enjoy your macro photography!

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    Comment by Jim — June 12, 2011 @ 7:10 am

    • Thanks Jim. I think closeups show lots of things that we normally miss, or at least I do. They have added another dimension to my vision on the plant world.

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2011 @ 8:53 am

  5. You’ve done it again, montucky. Captured a species in all its moods and angles. Fantastic.

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    Comment by Kim — June 12, 2011 @ 7:32 am

  6. I have always found grasses fascinating and very hard to capture in a picture. These are great. Saw some rattlesnake grass while in Washington. Do you have it where you are?

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    Comment by anniespickns — June 12, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    • They don’t stand still, do they! I understand that there is a species like that here, but I’m not familiar with it. I will be looking closer now that you mentioned it.

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2011 @ 8:56 am

  7. You make the ordinary look spectacular. Reminds me that looking at things from different perspectives can result in a totally new appreciation for the amazing things in our world. Thanks for being easily amused … it is contagious.

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    Comment by bearyweather — June 12, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    • Different perspectives and angles, and especially close up. The forests contain a wonderful world!

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

  8. “Another post brought to you by The Center for the Easily Amused.” — Hahahahaha!!
    Very interesting post. I’ve never heard of any of these. Great photos!

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    Comment by Barbara — June 12, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    • THis is a pretty common grass and grows to some extent in all 50 states. Unless you see it blooming like this it can easily go unnoticed.

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

  9. So glad you are easily amused…
    those really show up with the black background… really pretty!

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    Comment by Stacey Dawn — June 12, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    • The shots with the black background were taken with flash. Sometimes that is the only way I can get a small enough aperture and a fast enough shutter speed with a breeze blowing.

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

  10. This one is totally new to me! I will bet those tassels make a sound in the wind. Did you notice?

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    Comment by sandy — June 12, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    • I’m sure they would, but it is usually drowned out by the sound from the trees around here. I haven’t encountered it i an open prairie on a windy day. That would be a good thing for someone to try if they had audio equipment.

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

  11. Hi Montucky, I am easily amused! How fabulous is that grass? Plenty! and so are your pictures. Have a great Sunday!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — June 12, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

  12. I really like how the different backgrounds give such different perspectives on each.

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    Comment by Ratty — June 12, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    • I try experiments with camera settings and very often find just that, and see new things or old things differently!

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

  13. Very striking–and impressive. . I have tried and tried to catch different grasses with my camera and have not yet suceeded.

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    Comment by kateri — June 12, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    • They can be hard because of their response to any breeze and their subtle colors. Sometimes I get something good and sometimes not. They are nearly impossible in direct sunlight.

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

  14. I’m easily amused, too, and very impressed at their beauty. (My comment area is now the new one like yours, too.)

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    Comment by Candace — June 12, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

    • Yes, I’d hate to see them all dressed up for an occasion and then go unnoticed!

      WordPress must have phased in the changes, but one would think they might have said something! Yahoo mail recently has gone through a complete change too. They did advertise it, but implemented before they worked out all of the bugs. Sometimes I’m not too pleased with the way we use technology!

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

  15. You ought to roll these grasses back out for July 4 – they look for all the world like floral fireworks!

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    Comment by shoreacres — June 12, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    • They do, don’t they! They are just celebrating a little bit early.

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      Comment by montucky — June 13, 2011 @ 12:01 am

  16. Incredible artistic photos. We have Cock’s-Foot Grass here also, but our own name in Finnish is “Dog’s Grass”. 🙂 Great post!

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    Comment by sartenada — June 13, 2011 @ 3:45 am

  17. I prefer to t hink of us (easily amused) as those who notice and appreciate the details in life!

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    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    • That’s a good way to put it. Very often the simplest things are the best.

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      Comment by montucky — June 13, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

  18. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos. You have added beauty to my day!)
    Marilyn

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    Comment by Anonymous — June 18, 2011 @ 1:04 am

    • Thank you Marilyn. I’m pleased that you liked the photos!

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      Comment by montucky — June 18, 2011 @ 8:46 pm


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