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2 & 11 - Comatricha nigra #8

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 1 January 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

2 specimen sharp - 11 specimen unsharp : A perfect image to start the year 2011

Comatricha nigra (Langstelig kroeskopje (BE) / no other common names found ) is a species of slime mold.

Nature provides its own Christmas ornaments....
For everyone a Happy New Year

Image taken with 150mm macro + 2x TC + 1.4x TC in natural sunlight.
Image: Schilde (BE) - 29/10/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/13 second F/16.0 ISO 100 300 mm

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eversmile from Aix-en-Provence, France

Happy New Year to you, Johan!

That's a very surprising subject to start the year but I marvel at the stylish compo with delicate hues. I know it is mushrooms...( to my idea, the best photo of your serie, on this species) but for me... it looks like a lychee party! :) Very well done!

1 Jan 2011 10:01am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

wonderfull serie...This one is particulary marvelous...
I wish you a great 2011, for you and your family! All the Bets.

1 Jan 2011 11:01am

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

Hallo Johan,
Een gelukkig en gezond 2011, en niet te vergeten heel veel inspiratie in het nieuwe jaar!!

1 Jan 2011 1:15pm

Will from Gainesville, United States

beautiful capture! Happy New Year!

1 Jan 2011 2:07pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

I like the symbolism in this shot, nicely thought. Artistic New Year!

1 Jan 2011 4:58pm

Guido from Heusden-Zolder, Belgium

Knap gedaan Johan. Voor jou ook de allerbeste wensen en veel macro-plezier in 2011

1 Jan 2011 5:46pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Really loved this series, natures decoration indeed. Happy New Year John, very best wishes for 2011

5 Jan 2011 3:56pm

@Christine: My very best wishes for you too, Christine.

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

So sorry, I meant Johan... I am trying to make you Scottish!

5 Jan 2011 3:58pm

@Christine: No prob Chris ... eeuhm I mean Christine :ppppp !

Canon EOS 400D
1/13 second
ISO 100
300 mm