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Picture of cottongrass (Eriophorum) growing on a marsh in northern Norway

August 20th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Picture from a cottongrass (Eriophorum) marsh in northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera July 4th 2007. Click image for larger view.

I liked the light on this marsh so had to photograph the cottongrass (Eriophorum). The sunlight came seeping trough a small forest that was growing at the outskirts of the marsh. I think cottongrass is a beautiful plant with its fluffy appearance.

This photo was taken at 9PM in the evening so the sun was pretty low. 2 hours later the sun had gone behind the mountains and mist started to appear on the marshes. Check out this photo of the mist. One of my personal favorites 🙂

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Ånstadbotn, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway

Tags: Cottongrass · Evening · Flora · Macro · Marsh · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Plant · Summer · Swamp · Wetland

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mark // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    Hi Thomas,

    I love cotton grass, there is a large moss that i like to go to for the dragonflies, all the pools and surrounding area are full of it and when the light is right it looks lovely.

    Cheers Mark

  • 2 Rosehaven Cottage // Aug 22, 2007 at 7:43 am

    Wow! I love this photo! It intriguing on so many levels! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage