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Sissy Grass I know what you are thinking... are you seriously going to post that on here? Sorry the softer side of my shooting... Geotagged,Pennisetum setaceum,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Sissy Grass

I know what you are thinking... are you seriously going to post that on here? Sorry the softer side of my shooting...

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  1. Why wouldn't you post it? Are you referring to the absurd idea that men should not like flowers? Posted 2 years ago
    1. Hmmm...

      Men can like flowers, men can take pictures of flowers, men can and do do a lot of things they should and sometimes should not do. On the other hand; some men shy away from the sensitive side of photography depending on the demographic they are displaying their images to. After all, this is "JungleDragon" and as the name might suggest; a more rugged "he-man" approach to photography from men along with a softer, delicate, and possibly sweetness side from its female contributors. This of course is all simply fun and very enjoyable dialog and not to be taken seriously under any circumstances or misinterpreted ;-)
      Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
      1. Not taking it that serious, no worries, just debating to exchange thoughts :)
        The name JungleDragon may come across as tough or manly, but its true origin is explained here:
        https://www.jungledragon.com/forum/27/wildlife_stories/517/jungledragon_how_it_came_to_be.html

        I do understand the pattern you refer to in terms of gender expectations on platforms where exposure and social expectations are more prevalent. Over here, I'm not seeing that difference so clearly. Which makes sense, since people are here to share wildlife, not to impress their immediate social circles or comply with imaginary expectations.

        I do see that heavy lens photography (birding) is kind of a male thing. Yet not even that stereotype is always true. I met this lady in the field:

        TarsierTarsier

        Petite, yet carrying around a 15 pound lens/tripod combination, and climbing mountains with it. To me she is not only an example that disproves many stereotypes regarding gender-based tastes, she also defies physical expectations. She is 10 years older than I am, a whole foot shorter, dozens of pounds lighter (and I'm not fat), yet carries far heavier gear, has better stamina, better climbing abilities, and beats me easily by any physical metric.

        I love that. And we have a few of such ladies on the platform, such as @morpheme and @clairehamilton. Likewise, we have several men extensively documenting flowers. Here's Thibaud who documented hundreds of orchids:

        Thibaud AronsonThibaud Aronson

        And there's @rmfelix documenting pretty much every flower in Portugal.

        In other words, we have no gender expectations here. Capture that flower, the soft light, the bright colors, whatever your instinct tells you.
        Posted 2 years ago

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''Pennisetum setaceum'', commonly known as crimson fountaingrass, is a C4 perennial bunch grass that is native to open, scrubby habitats in East Africa, tropical Africa, Middle East and SW Asia. It has been introduced to many parts of the world as an ornamental plant, and has become an invasive species in some of them. It is drought-tolerant, grows fast, reaches 3 feet in height, and has many purple, plumose flower spikes.

Similar species: Grasses, Bromeliads, Sedges
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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Uploaded May 3, 2017. Captured May 2, 2017 18:02 in E Britton Way, Tucson, AZ 85739, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/5.0
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO200
  • 180mm