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01-31-2016, 02:00 PM - 5 Likes   #1
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Winter walks can be dreary enough, and many images don't have a place in the world. What i get on my winter walks are above, but these things can also be photographed year round. So, here's what I took pictures of today....

Lichen






Fungi






Dead leaves





Moss
This one from a few days ago, my moss images from today were un-impressive.


And one interesting thing from the forest.

A broken tree (with lichen on it of course.)






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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
A broken tree (with lichen on it of course.)
I thought you were giving up on lichen? I really like the two broken tree pictures, not that there is anything technically wrong (that I can see) with the rest, but the broken tree is just weird enough to make it especially interesting. The broken wood fibres in the last picture have a wonderful menacing look that wouldn't have been there if you hadn't taken a macro shot at f2.8. You have a real knack for seeing the unusual in what would be a boring subject for the rest of us.
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I thought you were giving up on lichen? I really like the two broken tree pictures, not that there is anything technically wrong (that I can see) with the rest, but the broken tree is just weird enough to make it especially interesting. The broken wood fibres in the last picture have a wonderful menacing look that wouldn't have been there if you hadn't taken a macro shot at f2.8. You have a real knack for seeing the unusual in what would be a boring subject for the rest of us.
Thanks, those are kind words.
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Great images normhead! I like winter and it offers a great deal when it comes to photography, really another world for many.

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Thanks, for Tess and I we like where we live because of winter, even half assed ones like this one.
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Interesting idea for a thread, and some good shots too. We already have a Fungus thread somewhere around here but nothing specifically oriented in this direction that I know of...So I guess we need some more pictures huh...

I see a lot of this type of fungus growing on trees around here.



Stinkhorn. One of several varieties, this is the first of this variety I've ever seen.



Jelly Fungus growing on a piece of wood originally cut for firewood, but due to a good sized limb growing from it I thought splitting it would be a headache so I left it. Now I have a hydraulic splitter available but this wood is too far gone to use...



Plenty of my bird pictures probably show the fungus growing on trees, this is one of the more obvious.



Just found the rest I thought were uploaded, that'll be another post though, enough for now...
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The one and only heavy frost we've had so far this year

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2K_IMGP6433
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Pentax DA55-300mm at 210mm f/8


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by CristiC, on Flickr

this one at 120mm f/8


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I like images of Lichen. So I have plenty- just got to find them! These from Addo Elephant National park, where there is a small walk through section to view the endemic flora of the area. and of course birds too.






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I've always liked those things, myself. Sadly no lichens - those that develop around where I live are pretty uninteresting - the flat sort that cover exposed rock - but dead leaves and moss, we got!
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Moss and a little bit of lichen,fungi to appear soon no doubt.

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I'm likin your lichen.

Here's something new and different.


Monotropa uniflora taken with a Sony NEX6 and Pentax-M 50/4 Macro by Jason Doss, on Flickr

...aka Indian pipe, ghost plant, or corpse plant, this is a plant, not a fungus, but is devoid of chorophyll hence the color. The plant gets its energy by parasitizing fungi and lichen, so I guess they're also likin lichen.

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Stinkhorn. One of several varieties, this is the first of this variety I've ever seen...
Paleo Pete, I see your stinkhorn and "raise" you another...


Stinkhorn taken with Sony NEX6 and Pentax K17/4 Fisheye (!) by Jason Doss, on Flickr

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That's the Stinkhorn I normally see and it's not common
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I was out on a trail today... it's supposed to be dark and miserable for the next week, so, it was sort of a binge.. All images taken with the 18-135.

A typical hardwood forest walk, on the Lookout Trail in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada.



There are lots of things to see along the way.













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