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Marchantia polymorpha

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 10 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This "Common liverwort" (Marchantia polymorpha) is a large liverwort with a wide distribution around the world. The plants produce umbrella-like reproductive structures known as gametophores. The gametophores of female plants consist of a stalk with star-like rays at the top. Male gametophores are topped by a flattened disc. So this is an (old) female gametophore. It is about 1 cm tall. It took me 15 minutes to get the angle and the bronze color right... It is taken with the 150mm macro + 2x extender.

Wijnegem (Belgium) - 09/02/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/125 second F/25.0 ISO 200 300 mm

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Dawn from Maryland, United States

Perfect DOF. Great shot!

10 Feb 2010 2:42pm

@Dawn: Thank you very much for your visit and your comment.

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

the ant's garden..so lovely!

10 Feb 2010 9:38pm

@KriKridesign: Tomorrow - olympic games for ants :-)

Frederike from Rostock, Germany

I like the light, and the details.. its like in a small big world.
really nice :)

10 Feb 2010 10:36pm

@Frederike: It's just a way of viewing the world - the same one you and i are living in ... And lucky enough we all view with different eyes, see other things (and capture them in a different way as we photographers do). :-) Thanks for visiting again !

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I've heard of liverwort, don't think I've ever seen it before, or at least, if I did, I didn't know what I was looking at.

14 Feb 2010 7:56pm

@Twelvebit: Next time take a close look ... you'll certainly see these structures too ! Let me know :-)

Canon EOS 400D
1/125 second
F/25.0
ISO 200
300 mm

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