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Lichen structure #4

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 15 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Deep in the forest of the mini-lichen-dreamworld. These look like the antlers of a deer - just 1cm tall...

Image: Kessel (Be)

Canon EOS 400D 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 100 60 mm

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kisskool from Fontainebleau, France

belle map, j'aime cette ambiance macro floue

15 Feb 2010 1:38pm

@kisskool: Merci beaucoup pour visiter et commenter.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Johan, they do look like antlers!

15 Feb 2010 2:15pm

@Julie Brown: Oeps ! Thx for correcting Julie. My english is not that good ... i try to correct the text. Done :-)

Frederike from Rostock, Germany

Everytime when I look at you pictures I imagine getting really small and alking trough the scenes. laying relaxed down under some shrubberys and looking ant the big grass and flowers all around me.
The texture of the plant is really special and it looks like its stretching the claws through the sun. really nice :)

15 Feb 2010 3:43pm

@Frederike: I think you've got the essence of my latest series here. :-) Welcome in the world i'm searching for. Feel free to stay relaxed but keep your eyes wide open (i think you do that already :-) ) . We'll have to wait for the flowers still a while :-( but they will surely come ! As for the "plant" - this is not really a "plant" but a lichen: that is a symbiosis between a fungus and an algae (not even a moss...) I'm just studying them for a few months now and i'm every time more and more surprised by the richness of the forms... Finding the right names is still really difficult for me but for these pictures i think that is less important. Thanks again for sharing your opinion !

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Schitterende portfolio!
Prachtige macro met mooie Dof van dit fragiele mosje:-)

15 Feb 2010 3:58pm

@Marleen: Dank je van harte voor de lovende woorden. Blij dat je er van kan genieten. (kleine correctie ... het is geen mosje, maar een korstmosje (of beter: een licheen): de samenleving tussen een alg en een schimmel. Ik weet het, de nederlandse naam is wat verwarrend, maar het heeft dus op zich niets met "mos" te maken ...)

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Ha, I found the reindeers you hid here ;)
Beautiful macro, the yellow tones and the shallow dof are so smooth, amazing.

15 Feb 2010 4:05pm

@daniela scharnowski: Thank you for your visit and very kind comment.... don't tell the hunter where it's hidden :-)

Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

Weer zo'n prachtfoto, net hoornen van herten. Zeg ik wil je bedanken voor je hulp, ik moet het nog wel uitzoeken, maar dat komt wel.
Na een hele dag computer werk op het werk heb je soms geen zin meer thuis

15 Feb 2010 5:33pm

@Patricia: Dank je voor je bezoekje en je commentaar. De hulp is graag gedaan - vraag maar als je wat wil weten :-) (gebruik eventueel de "contact" knop onderaan hier)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Heel mooi..en zo vredig vastgelegd..práchtig bokeh.

15 Feb 2010 7:41pm

@Thea: Dank je alweer voor je bezoekje en je mooie woorden. Het was er idd heel vredig... geen levende ziel die zich met die temperaturen en in het laatste straaltje zonlicht nog op de hei waagde ... :-)

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Fantastic shot!
Very good perspective!

15 Feb 2010 9:46pm

@Reflecteur: Thank you for your visit. I appreciate your comment.

theys from Gerpinne, Belgium

Beautiful photography and successful, I like

16 Feb 2010 10:21pm

@theys: Thank you very much !

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

oh, is this what they looks like. wonderful image

17 Feb 2010 4:50am

@MK: Lichens are like humans: All the same but still so different :-) Thanks for your visit and your comment.

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

YES! you get it! Bravo!!

17 Feb 2010 9:10am

@KriKridesign: ;-) THX a lot for shouting so loud :-)

NastaraN from Babol, Iran

they are look like the hands of human that want something to catch it! i like the colors and the this hand ;)
tnx and goodluck

17 Feb 2010 9:46am

@NastaraN: Thanks a lot for your visit, your kind comment and your wish.

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

Yeah, is this w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l-!! It shoes really the affinity (the forefathers) to trees, like little hands grasping for life - to become a redwood one day ... :-)) Extra-superb!!!

17 Feb 2010 10:31am

@Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ: Thank you very much. I don't know wether these lichens are the true forefathers of the trees, but i like the idea :-)
A lichen is a symbiotic relation between an algae and a fungus - so they have a unique place in nature - not a plant, not a fungus - just a lichen. I'm just getting to know the ecology of them - a wonderfull world.

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

very cool that.

17 Feb 2010 3:07pm

@Daniel: I'm glad u like it Daniel. Thanks.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight! Gorgeous macro. Love the tones, light and DOF! Very well done :)

18 Feb 2010 12:55am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Very nice! Great work! Love it! Congrats!

18 Feb 2010 2:54am

@flyingwind风飞扬: Thank you very much !

Florence from Paris, France

Wow ! Utterly nice, a world itself, like a primitive forest. Lights and colors radiate on my screen. Congratulations for this well deserved award.

18 Feb 2010 8:06pm

@Florence: Thank you very much, Florence.

Quark from Amsterdam, Netherlands

It's like something from another world in space......
Great photo, nice DOF !

22 Feb 2010 9:44am

@Quark: You don't have to look into other worlds ... for one who is willing to see, ours is really wonderfull !!!
I'm glad you like it. Thank you for your visit and comment.

Monique from Netherlands

Prachtige macro met moie details en kleuren, het lijkt zo een geheel eigen landschapje en wereld op zichzelf!
gefeliciteerd met je Spotlicht!

12 Mar 2010 10:27am

@Monique: Leuk dat je een oudere foto nog bezoekt. Bedankt voor je commentaar alsnog !

Canon EOS 400D
1/60 second
ISO 100
60 mm