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449. Balthali
Photo By: Jay Shrestha (Flickr)
Posted Date: 2nd July 2010
Location: Balthali, Bhakatapur

Description: Green paddy field at Balthali, Kavre and picture was taken last year.

Rainy season (June-July) is time for planting paddy here in Nepal but monsoon rains are yet come in full force and many farmers awaits more rains so that they have enough water in their fields to plant paddy sapling. The Government of Nepal has been celebrating National Paddy Day on Ashadh 15 (Nepali Calendar) annually.

Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel T1i
Shutter speed: 1/180
Aperture: f5.6
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: 70-300mm at 70mm
Exposure Program: Aperture-priority AE

228 thoughts on “Balthali

  1. ‘Monsoon Mood’ that’s exactly what I felt looking at this picture. Well composed picture of green paddy fields by Jay Shrestha. This year I missed ‘Ashad 15’ (Auspicious day in Nepali Calendar for planting rice, which is also celebrated as ‘Ropai Jatra’ in the country). Still I am optimistic to go out this monsoon and take some beautiful pictures of framers planting paddy merrily.

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