- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-10-27 12:46]
This is supposed to be a sign of good air quality right? Well it certanly looks great set amongst the turning leaves, i can see why you took this for sure. It almost looks lihe a festive decoration! Excellent exposure and nice crisp detail - the colours speak for themslves. Great work Evelynn, well done.
- techranger (3462)
- [2008-10-27 14:08]
I can see why your eye was attracted to this beautiful display. The pattern of the light diagonal branches play so well with the vertical hanging lichen and the deep red leaves enhance the whole image... nicely seen, captured, and so well presented. I just love to find these little slices of glorious nature seen only by those that take the time to really look. TFS
- Vinster (789)
- [2008-10-27 14:40]
I love the lichen in this shot - it looks like ZZ Top went for a walk and snagged their beards on the maple! ;P
As your notes say, it does look very much like the Tillandsia found in the south of the USA.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-10-27 16:09]
The wonderful BG of dark orange/red leaves and the light catching the lichen and twigs combine to create a great shot. Excellent work.
In the UK, Old Man's Beard is a form of wild clematis, which grows in hedgerows and has extravagant, silky seeds at this time of year.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-10-27 16:26]
Probably this medical use is known through the Native Americans?
Now, I'm also convinced that Santa doesn't exist. I knew it.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2008-10-27 19:33]
Wonderful image Evelynn,
Love the contrasting colors and very interesting looking lichens. Actually it kind of reminds me of the straw-like (stuffing) or (padding) that was used in our living room furniture when I was a kid.
I can't say I remember ever seeing this type of lichen here in Ohio, but then Rosie is always telling me I'm not very observant. TFS.
- bobcat08 (1431)
- [2008-10-28 1:10]
You have created a depth in your photograph by using the dark (almost black) in the BG. And the contrast between the dark orange/red leaves and the BG is splendid. The Old Man's beard" in this photo makes it very attractiv.
Thansk for sharing. Have a nice day and TFS BOB
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2008-10-28 6:27]
the colours are so warm and nice, I love the golden summer - but not today, it's cold and rainy, brrrrr!
You show us such a simple but wonderful view of our beautiful nature, thanks for it, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-10-28 8:33]
When we took our summer trips to Florida...mom, dad and me...the first one to see this Spanish moss (which you do say this is not and I agree but looks like) the winner who saw it first would get!!!! Nothing...but I always seemed to be the one to find it first..I think it was a parents trick to keep a young boy amused on a very long car ride of 2 days..
Fine image which brings back some nice memories...
- manyee (23770)
- [2008-10-29 23:31]
The white lichen really punctuates the red foliage in a very artistic way,
with its contrasting color and stringy shape.
Very interesting notes.
TFS. : )
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-10-31 11:23]
Ciao Evelynn, fascinating autumnal composition with fantastic warm colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-11-02 13:32]
Hello Evelynn! Very nice nature shot, great colors and fantastic sharpness. Well done!
- sranjan (5784)
- [2008-11-03 5:40]
I am surprized to see this photograph as very many floral specimens of NE India from Yumthang at Sikkim, a high altitude valley of flowers has something very much similar to what you have shown us here for example the Usnea longissima with beautiful alpine trees. Your photographs have unique artistic composition & always carries an educational, to the point photographer's note. TFS.
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-11-03 20:10]
The lichen look like decorations draped over the tree.
Excellent rich autumn colours.
Very good focus and sharpness.
The POV and DOF are very good.
- izler (44)
- [2008-11-04 9:58]
well composed and captured of these beautiful leaves that have got autumnal colours
i like DOF, light, colours and sharpness
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2008-11-13 9:59]
What a beautiful color combination and how beautiful it became even more with the wonderful light. I can imagine that you were atracked to it. I would have acted the same. I also like how the dark BG enhanced the color of the leaves.