THE DUCK WEED MAN

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  • #7700
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    Anonymous

    This man spends his working life removing duck weed from pools at Cholmonderley Castle

    #7713
    Profile photo of John Royle
    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    That looks like something more than duckweed, Ken. He is probably rooting out the pondweed. Canadian Pondweed became a real nuisance after it was introduced – it was rampant to say the least and chocked the canals, even broke lock gates. Then suddenly, it subsided and I’m not sure that anyone found out why. It can still be a bit of a pain, as here. The Duckweed is a little plant which grows on the water surface, still can be a nuisance but wouldn’t be the great stringy masses he’s pulling up.

    Hot bit of documentary photography Ken!

    #7714
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    Anonymous

    Interesting –John–Chairman of course is quite right. Looked up images of Duckweed –which this long stringy stuff is not. Not me Sire—its what the man in the boat called it–had quite a chat passing around this lovely pool on my scooter–he wrongly told me it was duckweed–should I get my entrance fee back.Are we not lucky to have so many beautiful places like this to visit nearby.Thank you John for very rightly correcting this.-The nearest I can Google is—HYDRILLA VERTICILLATA one of the worlds worst pond weeds.

    #7719
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    I think John’s referring to Elodea canadensis.

    #7740
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    Anonymous

    Thought I might try –correctly titled —the duckweed man pic–into Nature.

    #7744
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    Anonymous

    Have reprocessed this to reduce the blue???

    #7757
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    Peter Robinson
    Keymaster

    Whatever the guy is collecting, it’s still a good photograph. I think the latest version is the best for me. I like the composition and the black frame.

    #7765
    Profile photo of John Royle
    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    And what makes it interesting? The setting, the composition (good diagonal arrangement)  and intriguing subject. However, this is a not a nature shot because it cannot be seen as depicting a particular species. I think Ken knows this.

    In case newcomers are reading this might we also add that the new definition of “Nature” which we are now using is on the website, on the Downloads>Results. It is basically as before; no domestic animals or cultivated plants, zoo shots allowed but no bars please and NO CLONING. This latter point is the only real change. You are now only allowed to get rid of camera artefacts (meaning dust spots.

    Your picture would go in the General section, Ken and I would give it credit for the reasons I stated. Whether it got a top mark would depend on the technical quality also, which is hard to judge on a 650px web image.

    #7855
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    Anonymous

    Quite right John–bit tongue in cheek my suggestion—a General entrant but not one to be seriously considered. Sorry for delay in a response—just checking all my posts for recent weeks and only just found this.

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