Sunday, September 13, 2009

Week 20, Day 143, September 13, 2009, "Golden Rod"

The fields around central New York look like a canvas of blues, purples, whites, greens, and yellows.

Most of the yellows are caused by golden rod. It wouldn't be Fall without golden rod. It's considered a weed by most people, but the colors are amazing. I enjoy looking at, and photographing it.

What is your favorite colors of Fall?

Lessons Learned:
  • I thought this was the plant that caused a problem with hay fever for a lot of people. But, according to Wikipedia, it's ragweed that causes that problem. Ragweed blooms at the same time as golden rod. The seeds of golden rod are to heavy to be carried by the wind very far.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/80, Aperture f/10.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 90 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 146mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, tripod.

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