Friday, November 16, 2012

Eggs



You may have seen these eggs dotting the countryside in autumn. They may look like they were made by some incredibly large bird, but they were in fact made by tractors and contain grass. That is why we in Norway call them "Tractor eggs". I havn't a clue as to what they are called in English.

They are a popular subject among photographers as they lend themselves to a lot of creativity. One can play around with the colours around them,


or move closer in and convert it all to monochrome.

Have a nice Week-end!

32 comments:

HansHB said...

Herlig!
Du i former og jeg i linjer...
Ha en flott fredda'!

(tester en Nikon D800 for tiden)

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Not something we see here - it first sight I thought they were bags of road salt.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

How interesting. Never have seen anything like them. They certainly do look similar to eggs but closer to dinosaur eggs:) I take it that the contents are for feed? Like the photos especially the bottom one. -- barbara

Sylvia K said...

I had not seen anything like this here in Washington until this past year and on the east coast after Tropical Storm Sandy! Great captures for the day, Rune, as always! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

imac said...

Farmers have been very busy - laying their eggs lol.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'm not sure what we call these. 'Hay bales' are what I normally call these without the plastic wrapping. The use of the wrapping seem random - some farms use them exclusively, some don't use them at all.

They are pretty cool. I'm going to go look for some next week.

Malyss said...

We have the same here, but sooner in the yar.I like your 2nd pic, it make the "eggs" more strange, more unusual..
Have a nice week-end!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Your birds must lay some strange eggs!

Birdman said...

We just call 'em bales of hay... in plastic.

Jackie said...

I've never seen them here (South Georgia, USA)...but we do have the hay bales without the plastic! :))

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi there...ha the second picture reminds me of big cheeses.
And TRACTOR EGGS never ever heard that one before but I love it.

Great shots.
Hugs Dagmar

Irene said...

Godt det er helg når du kommer med slike "eggende" bilder :o)

Tøft ... godt sett og fanget!

Ha en fin helg. Klem fra Irene i tåkeheimen

JSK said...

They've become reasonably common in north Georgia (USA) in recent years. Not as pretty as the 'native' bales though.

Petra said...

We also have these "tractor eggs" - what a funny name! :) I like taking photos of those hay bales which are not wrapped in the plastic, they are more common here.

Valerie said...

They look like space eggs, left by aliens. Cute.

Banjo52 said...

Glad to hear some other Americans thinking bales of hay--that's what came to my mind too. Yes, they look weird. I can enjoy photos that are . . . abstract? . . . like your second one, but eventually I'd want to know what I was looking at. And yes, I've said that to Jackson Pollock and his kind, said right to their faces. They trembled with fear.

Lew said...

Hay is sometimes wrapped in plastic here. We also see smaller red bags by the road. Road crews (and sometimes volunteers) walk beside the road picking up and bagging trash. A road crew truck will then pickup the bags for disposal.

becky said...

New to me, these strange forms. But I can easily see the fun photographers would have with them...these sudden eruptions from the earth. Leaves me wondering...why the plastic covering? To the cattle feed dry, I suppose.

EG CameraGirl said...

Are these hay bales, Rune? I've never seen any this close to the road where it would be fun to play with my camera.

Emm in London said...

Oh, that is very cute! I think I might have seen some here but I think hay bales are more common.

Bjarte Wergedahl said...

Her hadde vi snakket om seriøse speilegg :D
Synes egentlig ikke de er så veldig dekorative, men nærbildet ble jo litt artig

Erika said...

I saw these eggs when I was in Norway. Nice pictures.
Erika

Sara said...

We call them bales of hay here I think! ;-) I do love the unique nickname of "tractor eggs" however, much better.

Barbara Martin said...

Unique name and interesting method of baling.

Irén T. A. Færevaag said...

Artige miljøbilder :-) Vet du, i Fjærland i Sogn & Fjordane har de faktisk rundballefestival. Rundballene dekoreres, og traktorene kjører parade. Rundballetrilling er det også. Helt vilt - og bare så artig! :-)

Viola said...

Stilige bilder! :)

det siste her ser nesten ut som jeksler også, tenner! :))

men du, tenk på hesjene som sto der før.. jeg savner å se dem! og tenk så masse mat det ville bli for fuglene.. det er mer lettvint med "disse egga", men fuglene går tilbake..

Manjulika pramod said...

I am in Oslo.. Where do I get to see it?? Lovely pics on ur blog.. loved them :)

Anne said...

Selv er jeg en stor tilhenger av gammeldagse hesjer!! men selv en hulder forstår da at verden går fremover, he he og at dette sikkert både er enklere og bedre, men det skal å da sies at de har `ødelagt`mangt et motiv for min del, MEN!!!! som du sier, det gjelder kanskje, snu litt på flisa :-))) gjøre det negative til noe positivt, og det er du jammen flink til Rune gutten.

Tenker bare på alle de som her har skrevet at de aldri har sett slike før, du og du så eksotisk det blir mer ett...

Fin fin novemberuke til deg. Klem.

ArneA said...

Lenge siden kommentar fra meg, men jeg titter da innom og det siste er mange ganger mer spennende enn det første

ladyfi said...

Nice - we call them marshmallows!

katney said...

I have also thought they looked like marshmallows. I saw some wrapped in black plastic and decided the giants had had a marshmallow roast. In our area they have gone to making huge bales of hay, which they stack and cover in a huge plastic (or vinyl) covering.)

Sol said...

that is SILAGE. it is grass that is fermented and then wrapped in plastic to stop it degrading. In the UK it is wrapped in black plastic

http://www.davidkennardphotography.com/photos/2283-Sunset-over-black-plastic-wrapped-silage-bales.xhtml

its winter feed for animals

love your pictures by the way