More nigra pics

gardener1(6)August 21, 2012

More pics of the nigra. Of course these are 1st year culms. I believe the black ones are 2 years old. I think. Sorry the pics are so out of focus.

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gardener1(6)

sorry about that.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 12:24PM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

gardener1-
I suggest you take a different approach to getting pictures of your culms. When I have this problem with closeups, I simply put my hand next to the culm, let the camera focus on my palm, lock the focus by pressing the shutter button halfway down, shift slightly to frame the culm, and then shoot the culm by pressing the shutter the rest of the way down. Point-and-shoot doesn't have to mean you give up all control over the camera. I'd really like to see some focused pictures of your bamboo....

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 6:54PM
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gardener1(6)

Kudzu9 I will absolutely get some better pics I have some huge sheets of paper I brought from work. I will also try your other suggestions. Here's one you might like. Thank You for the help.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 11:50PM
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gardener1(6)

Yellow groove. 1 1/4" in diameter waited 14 years to see this one.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 11:53PM
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stevelau1911

1 1/4 inches is not that big for a bamboo. My dulcis and atrovaginata have reached that on their 4th shooting season after being planted in the ground, and they are nowhere close to their genetic potential for my cool climate.

I think yellow groove should still get bigger than that since there are some people who grow it up to 2 inches in diameter.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 12:25AM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

Hey, gardener1-
Looks like you have advanced in the world of closeup photography...nice picture!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 12:56AM
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gardener1(6)

Stevelau1911, Yeah I know still impatiently waiting for 2 inches in diameter, hopefully this next year I will get there. These were started from a very small plant. Kudzu9 I wish I could say you're right but this is an old picture. That culm is now about 32 ft tall. But I'm getting ready to try your techniques.Here's a pic of that grove. Thank You.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 9:24AM
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gardener1(6)

Here's what else I grow lots of. White,yellows and Pinks.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 9:29AM
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kentuck_8b(__)

I see one culm in the background that is zig-zagged.

Nice waterflower and pic.

Kt

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 9:58PM
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