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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 Plus
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
7 433 3 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 8:26AM
Good detail and excellent pov - Carole
Richsr 10 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 8 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 22 71 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 7.3k 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 1870 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
11 4.9k 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 8 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 1.9k 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 7 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 99 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 10 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.
8 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 11 19 United States
22 Mar 2012 5:05PM
'Artistic Composition & superb color, tonality, & details' ~ Peter
PaulLiley 8 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 Plus
10 61 55 England
27 Mar 2012 11:08AM
I have heard them called scorpions. Good lighting
Glostopcat 11 255 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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