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Polytrichum piliferum #3

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 22 March 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: Belgian bryophyta

Just a few cm more to the left than the previous picture ... The calyptera just wagling in the gentle spring-breeze ...

For most of my pictures I take my time ... waiting, waiting, ... here I had to be realy fast: a few moments after I took the picture, the wind blew a little stonger, taking the hairy cap with it and leaving the capsula unprotected...

Polytrichum piliferum (Bristly Haircap - Ruig haarmos)

(Taken with 150mm macro + 1.4 extender, natural light, no crop.)

Kalmthout (Be) - 18/03/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/80 second F/5.6 ISO 200 210 mm

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dang from Atlanta, United States

"Gone With The Wind". Sounds a good movie title. ;-)

22 Mar 2010 6:33am

@dang: I'll keep it with stills :-) that's difficult enough for me... Thx Dang.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Heel mooie scherpte, zeker met de wind ! Goed gedaan hoor Johan :)

22 Mar 2010 10:22am

@Tamara: Hartelijk dank, Tamara. We blijven ons best doen :-)

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Deze opname heeft een grappige uitstraling (Pinokkio?)....da's fotograferen onder moeilijke omstandigheden zo laag bij de grond en ook nog een rappe reactie...! Maar het is je helemaal goed gelukt;-)

22 Mar 2010 10:48am

@Marleen: Pinokkio had ik er nu niet dadelijk in gezien ... Bedankt weer voor je leuke commentaar, Marleen.

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

J'adore...comme celle de hier...même encore plus !

22 Mar 2010 5:40pm

@Annie Viguié: Merci beaucoup, Annie.
Sometimes it is difficult to choose between images. I do think every image is a stand alone - I try not to compare too much.

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Die lig op die stingel is pragtig!

22 Mar 2010 6:26pm

@Ansie: Heel erg bedankt voor je compliment, Ansie.

Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

Wat mooi heb je dat weer gedaan... (✿◠‿◠)❤

22 Mar 2010 8:17pm

@Patricia: Dank je Patricia.
Ik wens je nog een mooie avond verder.

☾éline from New York City, United States

Great DOF ! Nice shot !

22 Mar 2010 9:15pm

@☾éline: Thank you very much, Céline. Glad you returned to my images.

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I really love the translucency of the stem in this one. :)

23 Mar 2010 1:18am

@Self-Indulgence: Thank you, Kristen. I always try to look for interesting light-situations.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Nice action captured here. It looks like a very tenuous hold. I like the story behind it.

23 Mar 2010 3:01am

@Julie Brown: Without the wind, this would not have been possible to capture ...
Have a nice evening, Julie.

Canon EOS 400D
1/80 second
ISO 200
210 mm