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Bear Grass


Bear Grass
Information sur la photo
Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2006-07-19
Catégories: Flowers
Appareil photographique: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposition: f/4.8, 1/1500 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2006-07-21 13:22
Vue: 3422
Points: 8
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
Up on the trail to Indian Racetrack in the Indian Heaven Wilderness area, I found this wonderfully full bloom of Bear Grass. It was bright and sunny, and about 12 noon when I took this photo. I turned down the exposure compensation 2.0 to try and capture this without it being overexposed.

Bear Grass (Xerophyllum tenax)

Characteristics:
Bear grass is an attractive perennial wildflower, especially while in bloom. The leaves are in basal clumps. Individual leaves are tough and very long and linear, measuring from 15-60 cm long and from 1.5-4 mm wide. The thick stem can measure up to 150 cm high. Many thin leaves are found on the stems (See photo at right.), with these reduced in size upwards up the stem.

The attractive inflorescence of many white flowers is short and closely flowered at first, but elongates up to as much as 50 cm long late in bloom. The 6 white tepals are oblong in shape and measure from 6-8 mm long. The stamens are equal in length or longer than the tepals.

Habitat:
Bear grass may be found in moist meadows and in open woods in the mountains. It is found near sea level on the Olympic Peninsula and up to 7000' in the Rocky Mts.

Range:
Bear grass may be found from British Columbia south through the Cascade Mts. to California and east to the Rocky Mts. in Idaho and Montana. It is also found in the Olympic Mts.

In the Columbia River Gorge it may be found between the elevations of 400'-4600' from Silver Star Mt. east towards the Little White Salmon River.

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Hi Lori!
Nice POV, nice details, nice colours and result: Perfect. Bravo! TFS
I used this camera. It isn't easy with a compact camera, to take succesful captures like this, I know. Bravo again.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-21 16:43]

Hi Lori,
What an interesting plant... and an interesting POV you took on it,
Very impressive.
You did a great job with the exposure. The details are sharp too.
Great job and TFS. : )

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-07-21 22:06]

Beautiful shot, Lori. Nice subject, great composition and light, and a nice tight crop. I like it a lot. I think one of the most amazing things about bear grass is the different shapes the flower can take, especially as it opens to bloom.
Mike

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-08-04 6:06]

INTERESTING!! What a flower, well really, lots of flowers! Great find, you must have been thrilled to see it. TFS
Janice

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