4.02.2017

Lichens


here in the NW corner of Montana
flowers are not blooming

but some lichen are looking magical!


these sticks are about 1/4 inch think
my eyes can not see these amazing details
they look more like yellow and green fuzz to me


the earthy sage greens
and
golds are thrilling


cup like saucers intriguing


wood with algae, lichen and perhaps the large leaves are liverworts?





 two hours south of here
I did see my first wildflowers of the year!
 jagged chickweed


all
our meadows 
are lakes at the moment
abundant with water birds

Spring 
is a magical time in the little details

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if you know what any of the lichen or liverwort are
I would love for you to tell me. 
So much to learn!
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28 comments:

  1. That amount of details that you put ... build to improve your shots, if it is possible, because they are wonderful.
    Have a good one, Tammie.

    Tomás.

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    1. Thank you Tomás. It did take time for sure. Hand held camera for macros takes a steady hand.

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  2. Those lichens are really going berserk! Love your reflection photo : )

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    1. Yes they are growing in every bit of stick.

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  3. Gorgeous captures.
    I love lichen.

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    1. Me too Rick.
      I am just attempting to learn a tiny bit about them.

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  4. Outstanding macros and beautiful colours! We don't have anything like those yellow ones. But they're all impossible to name!

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    1. Why thank you sir. It did take a few times of photographing them before I was satisfied.

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  5. That gold one is very different, and pretty.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Mary.

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  6. Thanks for showing us the magical world of lichen, Tammie. We can’t see such details without a macro lens or a magnifying glass. I also like the last photo of the overflowed meadow with reflections. The thawing time seems to be fantastic both in micro and macro world.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you for enjoying the magical world of lichen Yoko. I was amazed at what the macro lens revealed!
      I love walking back to the meadow to see what is going on each day.

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  7. Oh Tammie - excellent lichens - very nice!
    Happy week
    Crissi

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  8. I always love your lichen photos, Tammie. The detail is simply exquisite! It's a like a magic world in there!

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  9. The photos are so striking and full of details. I love finding lichens and fungi in the woods around here but rarely ever know what I'm looking at.

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  10. I love lichen, these are really beautiful photographs.

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  11. Nice shots of the lichens! I admire them too, but know very little about them.
    Looks like there is a lot of snow melt there now!

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  12. What exquisite shots of the lichen!

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  13. Lichen are so intricate - like tiny worlds apart from their surroundings. Thank you for these macro shots showing their beauty. It just keeps snowing in Breckenridge - it's been a very wet spring! I guess I'll be glad if our forests get enough moisture to ward off fires.

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    1. So nice to see you visiting blogs, Barb. I hope that you are quite well.

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  14. Amazing lichen, both in colour, pattern and shape! Your lens shows us all their intricate beauty! Sweet little spring flowers further south too!

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  15. Amazing tiny world you have captured.All the lichens are surely living creatures. They make me think the world is full of marvelous things to explore through macro lens.Have a wonderful weekend,Tammie.

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  16. Amazing photos! :) The lichen is very interesting to study. It makes me happy!
    As you see I'm back again :) Wishing you a lovely Spring!

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  17. I wouldn't believe lichens look so wonderful in the detail, next time I see some, I should pay more attention! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  18. The lichen make such beautiful abstracts!
    The lake ... so beautiful with the gorgeous clouds and reflections. Heavenly.

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  19. Wonderful to visit here again, in this magical world of freshness, space and water, all the beautiful details you spot and share with us, it always feels so peaceful and wide open to nature's abundance here, so refreshing!

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  20. So often we just pass by without realizing how beautiful these lichens are. Such pretty forms and colors. Thank you for seeing them and sharing them with us.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie