More Bamboo
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Today's been particularly busy, email-wise, after yesterday's post, but I'd like to at least post something today. Here are a bunch more bamboo-related pics from my recent western-Kyoto mountain drive....

Irregular not all bamboo is photo-op straight -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/250 sec, f/3.2, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Irregular
not all bamboo is photo-op straight
4 Cross Section cleared and discarded after having fallen across the road -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 60 mm — 1/250 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
4" Cross Section
cleared and discarded after having fallen across the road
Indecisive freaky curved bamboo stalk reaching for the heavens -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Indecisive
freaky curved bamboo stalk reaching for the heavens
Bichromatic -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/5, ISO 2500 — map & image datanearby photos
Bichromatic
Roots what, you didn't think bamboo had roots ? -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 62 mm — 1/160 sec, f/5, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Roots
what, you didn't think bamboo had roots?
6” Wide Trunk -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/5, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
6” Wide Trunk
Brief Moment of Sun -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Brief Moment of Sun
Height lots of it ( less pretty than this quintessential bamboo shot , but still impressively tall ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Height
lots of it
( less pretty than this quintessential bamboo shot, but still impressively tall )
Stay Out barbed wire and old-CD defenses -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
Stay Out
barbed wire and old-CD defenses
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 35 mm — 1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos

I'm guessing that the CDs were to scare off crows or cats... I've seen them used for that before. Not sure why either would bother a bamboo grove, so maybe I'm off base.


All 6 comments so far, oldest first...

Perhaps the CDs were to alert humans to the near-invisible barbed wire?

I find these groves of giant bamboos fascinating and beautiful, and very photogenic, whether close-up or from across a valley. It is a shame they are not hardy enough for cool-temperate climates like the UK’s (for those with large gardens!).

— comment by Peter on February 5th, 2009 at 2:24am JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Maybe the CDs and barbed wire are there to scare off photographers! 🙂

— comment by Marcina on February 5th, 2009 at 10:55pm JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Nah! Everyone knows it’s to discourage pandas, who are notorius for eating large amounts of bamboo.

— comment by Grandma Friedl on February 6th, 2009 at 1:22am JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Ha! Of course! Those CDs and barbed wire MUST be there to scare off those hordes of Wild Japanese Pandas. Everyone knows what a nuisance those Japandas are!

— comment by Marcina on February 6th, 2009 at 10:22am JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I think it’s a good guess that the CDs are there to alert humans from walking into the wire.

— comment by Jon on February 7th, 2009 at 6:42am JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Beautiful, serene.
Grass
And so much more

— comment by Mark B. on January 26th, 2010 at 1:34pm JST (7 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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