Rice Paddy August 12, 2011

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This is going into the twelve week of rice planting. The rice paddy sits near a busy road and the sound of cars passing by was real loud that I had to mute the video clips this time. I was on my way to work Friday morning and saw that they were already out there harvesting and worked late into the evening.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/11, 1/100sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

It is the second week of harvesting, and the aroma of the rice crops are so nice.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 109mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/320sec, ISO 400, focal length 159mm, evaluative metering

Some sections are still too young to harvest.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 94mm, evaluative metering

They have a huge garden in their backyard and also raise their own chicken.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

The rice paddy is a healthy habitat for the little critters and it’s a bug life out there.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/400sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/7.1, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/7.1, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

This one is a strange looking grasshopper.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering

The garden spider is still there from last week.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/320sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering

The damselflies normally come out late evening and they are so tiny and could easily be missed.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering

I almost didn’t see this one.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 118mm, evaluative metering

I Google for the name of this moth and couldn’t find any that would ID it.  I think it is an orange leopard moth and has a beautiful burnt orange color.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 180mm, cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering

8 thoughts on “Rice Paddy August 12, 2011

  1. Ginger, is it different kinds of rice, or the same type? Some of them are black, are they “black rice”? They are not common here, though possible to get now and then. Brown rice is for the healthy eaters, and white probably still the most common. I wonder how many types of rice there are.

    • Giiid, they have several types of rice in the paddy. The black rice is also known as the purple sticky rice. The rest growing in this paddy are short grain brown sticky rice and regular short grain brown rice. The white rice that you see in the store are the brown rice after going through a process to make them white.

      I’m not sure how many types of rice they have out there in the market, and from photographing this paddy they look the same when they are young and the pods start to change color as they mature. It is quiet interesting.

    • Thanks truels, there are so many little critters that I can’t find anywhere else and this is a perfect place. The owners are real nice for allowing me to visit their rice paddy on a regular basis.

  2. Looks like harvest time is coming soon. This place looks very relaxing to hang around. But I bet it’s really hot & humid out there.

    I love the close up shoot of the grasshoppers. Especially the one with the baby on it’s back.

    • Cambree, I bet it would be neat to camp there and the only draw back is that it is next to a busy road. It is extremely hot and humid, so not an ideal place to hangout. 🙂

  3. You got that lens singing to the tune of the insects. Fabulous photos of the wildlife found in this rice paddy. All those people whizzing by in the cars do not have a clue as to all the life living and growing within the paddy.

    • Scott, I think some didn’t even notice that there’s a rice paddy there. I hung around for about 45 minutes, the owners probably think what took me so long. 🙂

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