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Summer Rice Field

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 5 August 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

This is the lot next to my apartment. I love walking by here every day to and from work and watching the swallows dart overhead, the tadpoles become frogs, and the dragonflies show off their flying skills. Best of all is watching the slow development of the rice itself, from pale seedlings to strong, tall and vibrant green, and understanding more clearly all the hard work that goes into making the delicious rice we enjoy every day.

NIKON D300 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 200 43 mm (35mm equiv.)

Nilla from County, Östergötland, Sweden

This is really a nice photo! Fine colors.

5 Aug 2008 6:55am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Such stunning colors and great detail again! I would have cropped a little more at the left though...

5 Aug 2008 8:36am

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Very vibrant colours, the greens are masgnificent, a fitting tribute to the rice field.

5 Aug 2008 9:54am

Lorraine from Canada

Your joy and enthusiasm shows in the photos you take, good foryou and good for us ;)

5 Aug 2008 11:27am

Gnarf from Stockholm, Sweden

An excellent lush green color! Love the contrast against the clear blue sky!

5 Aug 2008 12:26pm

@Gnarf: I always appreciate your kind comments and your willingness to stop by. I just happened to notice that this is the 2,400th comment on Yakumo's World. Since starting in December 2007 I have had such kind welcome and encouraging comments, and I want to thank you and all the other visitors very much. Even if I don't always respond directly to comments, I nevertheless appreciate them very much.
It is such an amazing pleasure to share photos on this site with all the visitors. To have an "audience" who come here to see what I try to do is an inspiration to me. Without it I would probably just stay inside and let the camera alone. But knowing that you visit gets me out there, and that's in the end more to my own good than anyone else's. Thank you.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

I never knew how beautiful a rice field could be. Magical place really.

5 Aug 2008 2:40pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Nice photo! Love that green! Your description makes is sound so lovely.
CONGRATULATIONS on receiving so many comments! I know what you mean about how wonderful it is to have visitors to your site, people who actually take time to see your work. It is a wonderful experience.

5 Aug 2008 9:14pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful greens in combination with the deep blue sky.

6 Aug 2008 12:40am

Hikari from Kumamoto, Japan

I really enjoy the same simple things as you do , also fishing in my lovely shirakawa,I moved here in January and at the moment I´m just learning japanese , my wife is working at the moment (she is from here).
I went to kyoto in 2003 , what a bautiful city , but I´m more the countryside type.
Keep up the good job!

6 Aug 2008 2:13am

payam from tehran, Iran

I really like this photo of the ricefield among all of your photos about it . Nice composition , and beautiful greens . and still spring green ;) :D

6 Aug 2008 2:49am

Disoriented from Washington, DC, United States

Great luscious green color and a wonderful composition with a strong foreground element. Excellently done!

6 Aug 2008 4:58am

1/160 second
ISO 200
43 mm (35mm equiv.)