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Ploughing
03-OCT-2009

Ploughing

There's a real feeling of autumn now that October has rolled in. The farmers are ploughing the fields, getting
ready to sow the crops for next spring. The swallows have departed and the leaves are taking on their autumn colours.
I've been watching tractors at work on this farm for the past few days. At first they were ploughing in the field next
to the double carriageway which I drive along each day on my way to work - much too dangerous to stop to take a
picture, even if I had time. Today, as I was going to town, I was delighted to see that they had moved to another field adjoining the driveway up to the flower market so I made a detour to get this picture. Not totally happy with the composition but I was peeping over the hedge.

Nikon D90
1/2500s f/5.6 at 105.0mm iso320 full exif

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Eric Herbelin12-Oct-2009 11:11
Superb! V
LynnH05-Oct-2009 00:19
Autumn is upon us! Nice find, love the birds flying about.
Máire Uí Mhaicín04-Oct-2009 20:02
A fine autumn scene with the gulls giving it a vibrant sense of movement.
Colin Storey04-Oct-2009 19:07
Great tractor shot from the new camera.
globalgadabout04-Oct-2009 18:13
hard work for the farmer..temporary turmoil for the gulls..vibrant scene for us viewers...V
Phillip Normanton04-Oct-2009 14:05
Mmm - love the smell of a freshly ploughed field :o)
Neal Nye04-Oct-2009 11:24
It's the mark of a true artist never to be totally happy with what they produce. To me this is a wonderful image with all the feelings of the season.
Sheila04-Oct-2009 10:42
It's a lovely scene with the gulls wheeling around.
Johnny JAG04-Oct-2009 07:33
A classic autumn scene.
January Grey04-Oct-2009 05:31
Nice commentary & a terrific shot with your new camera, Mairead! Love those opportunistic gulls! V~
Jeff Real03-Oct-2009 22:07
Your telling the story makes it more of a pleasure to view ~V~
Pat Shawyer03-Oct-2009 21:48
What a lovely part of the world you live in Mairead. Enjoying the new toy?
Kevin Chester03-Oct-2009 21:33
The worlds turning brown. Not long for the first shot of snow.
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