Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bog Cotton (Eriophorum vaginatum)

Bog Cotton is a common sight in the month of May and June in Kerry. Although it is not the most spectacular flower it stands out in the more or less all green landscape of the region. As the name suggests it grows in the grassy boglands and likes it a bit wet. It looks more interesting when you shoot against the light with a big aperture and fast  shutterspeed. Beware of the soggy ground, and remember there may be birds nesting!
The first photo was taken with a 17-40 zoom, the last photo with the 100 mm macro.