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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 7:56AM
briliant detail barbara wonderful colours and tones love the rusty bits a belter nice one Wink

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21 Mar 2012 8:17AM
clueless in this case Barbara but thats nothing new looks like you and Jon have been on a bit of a rust trip!! good tones and shades that only rust can provide.... looked up old farm machinerey on google and found nothing ...sigh

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Mar 2012 8:22AM
I think it was used to scrape up the cut grass for hay in the old days, well, that's my guess anyway Grin Carol
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 8:26AM
Good detail and excellent pov - Carole
Richsr 11 91 223 England
21 Mar 2012 8:40AM
Like the details and colours in the farm machinery Barbara, well seen and worked
Regards Richard
Oliverpants 9 2 2 England
21 Mar 2012 8:51AM
Its a hay turner, we used to have one years ago, when you have cut your hay crop, it lays in the field to dry, after a few days you use this machine to lift and turn over the hay to dry the other side. Its a great image, I love the pov. Ann
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 8:51AM
Brilliant shot Barbara, great textures and colours, no idea what it would be used for sorry Smile

Alvar 11 23 2 France
21 Mar 2012 9:15AM
Lots of memories for someone tied up in this shotSmile Good one
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 9:16AM
I had thought 'hay rake' - Ann has explained it rather better. It wouldn't dig into the soil, which after your description seems like a good thing!
Excellent tones here Barbara.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
21 Mar 2012 9:19AM
Oh I do love these farm thingies. I've got a pic of one of these too. Nice and rusty against that grass, and I'm glad Ann knows what it is - I've often wondered.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 9:20AM
Looks like a very nasty instrument of torture.
Well I have know some very unpleasant farmers in my time...
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
21 Mar 2012 9:26AM
It is indeed a hay turner - having the wheels in a line like this will keep the hay in a line ready for baling! Smile It's lovely to see a record being made of the older farm machinery - a little slice of history!
xwang 9 56 8
21 Mar 2012 9:29AM
Excellent image... I really love it. The object looks interesting and the detail is fantastic.
I took a photo of a plough in the fields once, either last year or the year before. later, I learned that it was stolen Grin.. I thought if the police visited EPZ they could find the photo of the exact plough...Grin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
21 Mar 2012 9:33AM
Good pov Barabara, makes a great angle on the comp. Lovely balanced image of history and rust.

moiral 8 12 Scotland
21 Mar 2012 9:47AM
Lethal looking piece of machinery here Barbara. I saw one of these last year somewhere, and wondered what it was. Well captured. Moira
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 10:04AM
Great shot Barbara, glad you found out what it is used for.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 10:26AM
A great image, full of memories and nostalgia.

Regards Nathan
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
21 Mar 2012 10:51AM
nice colours
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
21 Mar 2012 11:55AM
Perfectly spotted and taken, love it! Patti Smile
21 Mar 2012 12:57PM
Fabulous tones and textures Barbara.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 1:52PM
Great shot and very sharp Barbara,
like the presentation and guess Mick will be in raptures
with all that rust
Thanks for the help
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
21 Mar 2012 1:59PM
Oooh arrr, Barbs, I don't be knowing what it be! Wink A fine capture and specimen of rust, though... Smile
Trev Smile
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 3:24PM
excellent work Barbara
21 Mar 2012 4:18PM
Very well captured Barbara.

Cor 9 Belgium
21 Mar 2012 4:22PM
A UNIQUE shot in every way+++++
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
21 Mar 2012 5:25PM
Very nice composition. What an interesting looking device.
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 5:31PM
Well I never, something learnt every visit! Glad I am not a farmer.
A very good photograph, nicely treated.
21 Mar 2012 6:21PM
Well seen excellent shot
goso 11 2 1 Australia
21 Mar 2012 6:29PM
First class detail Barb - a beauty ...Bill
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 7:16PM
Like the rusty reds and clarity, Barbara, interesting too.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 7:21PM
great find and exceptional shot, love it and could easily get carried away, makes me feel all of a whirlWink
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
21 Mar 2012 8:19PM
It is a hay rake--- and I once begged our farmer to allow me to cut my own hay-- he grudgingly allowed-- Once around the field and I begged off--- most boring thing I have ever done---

This rake gathers hay and puts in neat little rows---

At least the cab of the tractor was air conditioned and had a radio/tape player.

A well made image of.......!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
21 Mar 2012 8:21PM
Second look--- this is part of a hay rake-- best used on a very large field!
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
21 Mar 2012 8:37PM
This is a beautiful image captured so well and presented ,
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
21 Mar 2012 9:38PM
I use one of these when I go to Portobello Beach.
Handy for picking up any dropped fivers or tenners !!
21 Mar 2012 10:18PM
Makes a cracking image whatever it is, nice one Barbara.
9 10 10 England
21 Mar 2012 10:33PM
Does this also get called a woofler, or is that a later piece of machinery for turning the hay? Whatever, it's a cracking shot Barbara and set everyone thinking.
22 Mar 2012 2:41PM
If my memory serves me right it was called an 'acrobat'.

LexEquine 12 19 United States
22 Mar 2012 5:05PM
'Artistic Composition & superb color, tonality, & details' ~ Peter
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 5:42PM
Nicely framed and composed Barb. paul
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
23 Mar 2012 10:01AM
Fascinating instrument, this hay turner! Never seen one before. Good angle to show the entire structure and lovely colours in this, Barbara.

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
27 Mar 2012 11:08AM
I have heard them called scorpions. Good lighting
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
12 Apr 2012 8:32PM
What a fine rusty old farm implement you've found Barbara and well photographed too

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