Buttercup - Beautiful but Beware

May 14, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Panorama @ Clark's Gap 2 Today's image is yet another shot (last week) from a bike ride near Clark Gap on the W&OD trail. The horse farms near the trail present ever changing vistas. Just 3 weeks a go the fields were full of yellow from Dandelions but now they have gone to seed and a profusion of yellow Buttercups emerged almost completely blanketing the fields. Interestingly, buttercups are poisonous to cattle and horses but their acrid flavor discourages the animals from eating them, although they will consume buttercups if nothing else is available. I assume between the other foliage and hay these horses can avoid the buttercup temptation. I wanted to capture the fields of buttercups in a wider view so the image is actually 3 images stitched together horizontally into a panorama giving around an 80 degree field of view. Each shot: Olympus [email protected], f9, 1/400s, ISO 200, handheld.


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