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Day 31 July 2010: Hay bales


31 Jul 2010 12:01AM
Today we are looking at photographing hay bales so get out there, find yourself a field and show us your shots.

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Fishnet 13 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2010 12:43AM

Graysta 12 1.1k England
31 Jul 2010 6:49AM
Please Please.
can we get it right Straw bales are what you mean.
Hay bales are from baled grass
Straw bales are the golden yellow bales from the straw of wheat, barley & oats. Smile

KarenFB Plus
11 4.8k 171 England
31 Jul 2010 6:56AM
..............you can even get silage bales (usually they are round and wrapped in black plastic!), which are made of grass which has not been dried! Smile

I think it would be a bit pedantic to differentiate between them though................after all, a bale is a bale!

(De jŠ vue - have we had this conversation before!)
Graysta 12 1.1k England
31 Jul 2010 7:07AM
For the sake of the subject we could just call them Bales Wink
I think it would be a bit pedantic to differentiate between them though.

For farmers it's very important you would not want to feed cattle on straw. Tongue
cattyal Plus
12 8.1k 6 England
31 Jul 2010 9:00AM
I have not a single hay/straw/silage bale photo in my collection and am unlikely to find any today either. Will a couple of me, and my sister, amongst the bales do instead Smile



Toonman 10 1.4k 2 England
31 Jul 2010 9:43AM
What a poser! Wink
cattyal Plus
12 8.1k 6 England
31 Jul 2010 9:46AM
Yep - but you can blame yoof for that - the pics were taken over 20 years ago Smile - and I really did ride neds - the joddies weren't just for show Smile
Toonman 10 1.4k 2 England
31 Jul 2010 9:48AM
Ah Yoof, such a distant memory. Smile
ade_mcfade 13 15.2k 216 England
31 Jul 2010 9:58AM
.....I bet all the bales you see on this thread are "straw" rather than "hay Wink

Hay making was the best time of teh year back home - when I was around 16-23 I used to work on every farm in I could, throwing bales for fun - by the end of each summer I'd have thrown tousands of bales and was as strong as an ox!

This sedentary "sitting on your arse in front of a PC" way of life has done me no favours - a good 5 stone heavier now than I was back then Sad
cattyal Plus
12 8.1k 6 England
31 Jul 2010 9:58AM
And unless I could go back complete with the knowledge I have now then I'd sooner stay where I am! I think that make sense.
cattyal Plus
12 8.1k 6 England
31 Jul 2010 10:00AM
I dare say I could find pics of myself pratting about amongst both straw and hay but I don't think that's quite what the powers that be want.

Happily I'm still the same size I was in the photos - I try not to sit on my arse for too long...... Smile
pennyspike 14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2010 10:23AM

Spot the ones done after lunch. Taken in France a few days ago. Unfortunately I couldn't go back to make the most of this location & the driver didn't want to stop for more than a few seconds so they were taken from the car.
clicknimagine 7 221 88
31 Jul 2010 10:55AM
An image taken from SUNDERBAN...img-2147-copy-2.jpg

Just Jas Plus
15 26.1k 1 England
31 Jul 2010 3:41PM
My humble effort: From the road side atop of Bury Hill, Arundel.


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