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Bulrush meets minimalism

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Bulrush leaf turning colors; click for greater detail.

When I was at the pond between Parmer Lane and Center Ridge Dr. on the prairie in northeast Austin on August 11, I used my 100mm lens as a telephoto to take the picture of bulrushes (genus Schoenoplectus) shown yesterday. While at that location I also used the lens the way I most often do, as a macro, to take close-up pictures of a bulrush leaf that intrigued me because it was drying out and turning the warm colors you see here, which were enhanced by the sunlight coming through the leaf from behind. Consider this an example of minimalism, whose credo is “Less is more.”

© 2011 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 31, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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