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John Deere's 7760 Cotton Picker (I just Googled it for you) is revolutionizing the cotton picking industry. For technical information go to the link. I am lucky to be part of the TAMA team in Israel developing the wrap for this machine, first introduced in 2009.
This shot was captured during field trials in Israel, using the first Israeli 7760 a few days ago. Until now trials were limited to the USA and Australia, with the Brazilian market purchasing the first pickers this year.
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hesitation Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful shot
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks - it is often difficult to judge DOF in camera. Here f11 did the trick - enough BG detail without interfering, and excellent sharpness in the foreground, before starting to loose sharpness due to diffraction at very small apertures.
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Manlarr Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011   Photographer
Well done Yori
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It has an almost eery look - reminds me of those big machines in the first Star Wars movie that grab Luke & the droids.
Makes me feel almost sorry for the poor innocent cotton, just sitting, enjoying the late afternoon sunshine!
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Haha - I can perfectly relate to that - this machine is a true beast (I here there are a couple in SA as well - if you're anywhere near cotton growing you may see the yellow modules soon!)
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not likely to see anything soon - South Africa is a little larger than Israel! Gauteng province (most populous, but physically smallest, is about your size!) Most of the agriculture happens in the 'rest' of the place. But I'll keep a lookout when we're on the road!
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
I get you - just a wild shot...
They are highly visible - can't miss them if you're around...
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It is fun if you see them - and it freaks my family out as we drive through the country when I say stuff like "I was chatting to a guy on dA who did the casing design for that machine" (That is what you did, right?). Makes the world a really small place.
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
Actually what I did is design the film and work on other features of the wrap itself - my company is totally independent from John Deere, but we are the exclusive suppliers for the wrap - see www.tama.co.il, look for RMW (Round Module Wrap).
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Aah, I see.
And they haven't used your great work on the website!

Question - is the RFID an add-on in the corner of each wrap, or is it more 'integral'?
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
There are a few tags, in the internal layers of the wrap, so that whatever the position they could be read.
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!!!
I walked in to field for about 2k between the cotton stocks until the angle was right - the picker kept going back and forth, and I shot occasionally, but when I got this one I said I can rest...
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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A very fine portrait...
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!!!
I walked in to field for about 2k between the cotton stocks until the angle was right - the picker kept going back and forth, and I shot occasionally, but when I got this one I said I can rest...
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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The errant model. :)
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
errant model?
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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
As in "wandering". I was thinking of trying to catch the picker as it wandered back and forth.
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
I see... Yes :)
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