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Nae - 苗

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 23 May 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This is Nae (苗). Rice isn't planted as a seed, but as a young sapling. It's grown in greenhouses until it's afew inches tall and then it's planted in the flooded paddy. These lot are waiting to be planted in the long rows we're all familiar with.

Canon EOS 50D 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 200 300 mm

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Esther K ~ from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

These sure bring back memories, Stu :-) Something I'm very familiar with. My grandmother and I used to plant these into the fields when I was a child and when my grandmother still had her padi fields. If only I had a camera back then! I like your composition here, with the Nae in the top right and more soil, from which all things sprout. Have a great weekend.

23 May 2009 9:18am

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Great close-up detail.

23 May 2009 9:23am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

How beautiful and exquisite!!! Of course, rice has been our staple food and I have been told how it's planted since I was a boy, but this is the first time I came so close to its sapling... Thanks for this wonderful series!

23 May 2009 10:09am

Ken from United States

Lovely natural capture of a cultural tradition.

23 May 2009 4:28pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

very interesting explanation, nice shot

23 May 2009 9:18pm

Mathew John from Columbia, United States

Nice Composition! Educational also...

23 May 2009 11:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool composition.

23 May 2009 11:51pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wonderful! Thank you for the explanation.
You have beautiful work in your portfolio!

24 May 2009 2:03am

Amr Tahtawi from Cairo, Egypt

beautiful documentary shot here.
well done.

30 May 2009 5:39pm