I do have to admit that I feel like a little kid today chasing after dragonflies, they are so small that I couldn’t capture them with the auto focus, I had to switch to manual mode, and since I’m very new at this, by the time I had it focused, it was gone. Then I happened to look down and saw one by the rice paddy bank, this one stays there for a long time and I got several good shots.
There are plenty of dragonflies hovering over the rice paddy, and when they do land on the strand of rice, they don’t stay still very long, somewhat frustrating when I had to manually adjusted focusing, and by the time I had them clear enough, then they’re gone, I think a telephoto lens would be a perfect solution.
The rice paddy is ready to make Kao Mao or young sticky rice, but he is not doing it because it’s too much work involved. I got lucky today because the owner was out working in his garden, and he showed me one grain of rice, after peeling off the cover, the rice still looks very young and after breaking it into half, I can see milky liquid, he said that it’s ready for Kao Mao, this is the normal white sticky rice.
There is no mistake on the color of this one, you are seeing it right, purple color, and that’s because it’s the Kao Khom, or Purple Sticky Rice, very pretty and this is my first time seeing Kao Khom in a rice paddy.
The very far end of his rice paddy is a normal white rice; they’re a bit taller than the sticky rice and a lot greener. He plants very little of it in comparison to the white sticky rice and Purple Sticky Rice.
I do have to admit that it’s hot as hell (which I don’t mind, I kind of like the hot weather, and can take the heat,) I’m out here for about 10 minutes and I’m sweating like crazy, but you probably don’t feel it, and do enjoy the photos. 🙂