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Plum Island - Groundnut - Camilla Fox

Aug. 23rd, 2004

12:53 am - Plum Island - Groundnut

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I went to Plum Island today. It was a really good day for birds, but I'll write that up in another post.

In this one, I bring you Groundnut (Apios americana). I found it right next to the boardwalk at Hellcat trail, where the marsh loop splits off.

The ND filter turns out to be just the one I wanted; no longer am I foiled by strong sunlight.


Date:October 28th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)


Great photos, have you tried the groundnuts as food. If so what were they like, I brought a couple back to Sweden with me and hope they live through the winter so I can plant them.
tim honn
granvägen 5
83334 strömsund
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From: cfox
Date:October 29th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)

Re: groundnut

I knew it was edible, but I haven't found it anywhere where harvesting is appropriate; the two places I know of it growing are both protected conservation lands, and even there it does not grow in large quantities.
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From: perspicuity
Date:August 10th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
verah nice :)

ND filter?

canon supposedly has the 40D for announcement august 20 and release sep 02. mmm. very nice.

the 5D is what i truly want though, and the 5DmkII would be nicer ;) wait wait wait. damn :) no hurry, lots else to do.

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From: cfox
Date:August 10th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
The Oly C5050Z had lots and lots of light; I liked to use it at full aperture (nice blurred background) which, in strong sunlight, maxed out the shutter speed. And for some reason, taking pictures at the faster shutter speeds tended to result in very bleached looking colors. It was especially noticeable when photographing butterflies, and there just wasn't enough dynamic range to fix it in post-processing.

The solution was a filter that simply blocks a percentage of light equally across the spectrum.

I bought one for my new camera, but have only used it once (last weekend, in fact); the E330 with the 50mm lens is less functional at full aperture, because the depth of field is too narrow for many subjects. (That doesn't stop me from trying, and bringing home lots of focus misses.)
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