Tag: forest

Macro on the Mountain

Green Moss

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While hiking in Pine Mountain State Park I was intrigued with the plant life that was on the trees. I assume these green guys are a moss since they were primarily on the north side of the trees. This image was taken using my 60mm Nikkor macro lens and processed in Aperture 3.

Moss #2
Moss #2

Another shot of the moss from a little closer. This image was also processed in Aperture 3.

Moss and Lichen
Moss and Lichen

I was also fascinated by the various lichen that accompanied the moss. The patterns and textures are so intricate. As with the previous images I used Aperture 3 for processing.

Moss #3
Moss #3

The more I studied these mosses the more intrigued I became.

Lichen and Bark Study
Lichen  Study

These lichen remind me of coral reefs floating above canyons in the sea. The forms and colors are amazing and seem as endless as the ocean depths.

Lichen #2
Lichen Study #2

These lichen are everywhere in the forest at Pine Mountain. These were on a branch I found lying on the ground but they were everywhere on the trees and on the forest floor as well. The texture and delicate structure is something that really draws my eye to them.

I’m not sure that I have properly identified any of these organisms and welcome any input that people want to share with me about what they are.