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Plagiomnium undulatum

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 29 March 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: Belgian bryophyta

Plagiomnium undulatum (Hart’s-tongue Thyme-moss / Gerimpeld boogsterrenmos) is a striking and unmistakable moss with tongue-shaped,
undulate leaves. Its stems may be tall and branched, like a tiny tree.
Most of the time there are multiple capsules on one plant, all growing from the same point.
These plants looked like some ikebana-art to me :-)

Schilde (Be) - 25/03/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 200 150 mm

© Johan Dierckx

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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Simple and so beautiful.

29 Mar 2010 7:23am

@Curly: Thanks so much, Curly.

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


29 Mar 2010 7:35am

@Stefan: Thank you for your visit and comment, Stefan.

Ralph from Overijssel, Netherlands

Mooi door zijn eenvoud!

29 Mar 2010 8:52am

@Ralph: Verstilling der natuur ...

dang from Atlanta, United States

Curly expressed it well. Effective.

29 Mar 2010 9:45am

@dang: Thanks, Tom !

jm from Davao City, Philippines

simply beautiful!

29 Mar 2010 9:45am

@jm: Thank you for your visit and comment, Jm !

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Prachtig fragiel "fonteintje", heel fraai vastgelegd!

29 Mar 2010 11:26am

@Marleen: Dit was niet eenvoudig... het mos komt soms zo overvloedig voor dat het ontzettend moeilijk is om enkele plantjes te isoleren voor een foto. Doe je dat niet, heb je zo vlug een rommeltje bij mekaar dat het op niets meer lijkt. Deze staken er net een tikje bovenuit :-)

Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤ from Brecht, Belgium

Zo das weer een hele mooie, heel speciaal vind ik het

29 Mar 2010 3:34pm

@Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤: Dank je alweer, Patricia. Je bent steeds ontzettend enthousiast . Leuk !

Steffie from Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands

Heel elegant mosje en alweer met zulk mooi licht!

29 Mar 2010 5:54pm

@Steffie: Tegenwoordig begin ik zowat alle mosjes behoorlijk elegant te vinden :-)))
Het licht moet je beetje zoeken ook he.... late namiddag is mijn favoriet tegenwoordig (voor het ochtendlicht moet je zo vroeg op he ;-)))). Bedankt alweer voor je bezoekje.

☾éline from New York City, United States

Gorgeous ! 5 stars !

29 Mar 2010 7:15pm

@☾éline: Thank you very much, Céline ! I'm glas you like it that much.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Aha! There is the bottom-I looked at March 26 post before this one.

30 Mar 2010 6:05pm

@Julie Brown: :-)
The bottom of these mosses is interesting when they are wet enough... then the leaves are beautifull in colouring...

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Like a moss bouquet. I went out today, shot some moss, will see how it turns out though I doubt I can identify it. Maybe you will be able to if you look :)

31 Mar 2010 1:48am

@Self-Indulgence: Identifying moss on a photo is most of the time impossible :-))), Certainly when you make some of your artistic images :-) I'm looking forward .

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

oh the light is exceptional! Do you work laying on the ground? I used to carry a big plastic sheet when in the forest ;) But it´s time for a isomat I think =))

31 Mar 2010 7:19am

@daniela scharnowski: Daniela, I try NOT to lay down on the ground (saving some biotop ...). I most of the time work with a tripod and an angular ocular. One knee would do the job then :-) (Some exceptions off course like with that mouse this week.) Sometimes i place the camera upside down on the tripod to come even closer to the ground (midsection reversed) again lookin with an angular ocular then. It needs some practice, but afterwards most of the time no one can see a photographer was there ...

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Beautiful ! You show us the small things of our world !

31 Mar 2010 8:10pm

@Loner: One who likes the small deserves the great ! :-)))
Thanks Sonja - I think your picture today deserves spotlight So perfect ! - recomended to all the visitors here ! Go and see !!!! (The picture on March 31! )

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Another amazing shot..

19 May 2010 9:07am

@Sarito: It's all about the right light and to be patient enough to wait for it ...

Canon EOS 400D
1/160 second
ISO 200
150 mm