The little things
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-08-05 9:57]
A simple but very creative composition and I liked it!
We missed so many good things that we unaware of it's beauty just like this one
good exposure and focus against the darker bg on the DOF
well done and thanks for sharing, Niek
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-08-05 10:00]
Intersting shot and well seen. The f/2.8 has really made this Lichen stand out. Nice rich colour in BG and great texture in the branches bark and the Old Mans Beard itself.
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-08-05 10:06]
Hi Niek.Some times we have to look at what nature has to offer. you have used your eyes well in this shot good for you for seeing it .
The Lichen looks so fresh and healthy. with nice colour and detail. very well done TFS. good notes too
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-08-05 10:29]
Lichens can not only be good subjects for photography as you have shown in this shot but they can offer an interesting field of study. However not all are indicators of clean air: the feathery brighter green one is a species that needs unpolluted air.
Nice composition and sharpness where needed and a pleasing blurred natural BG.
A fine contribution to TN and thanks for sharing it.
Best wishes, Ivan
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-08-05 10:30]
Hello Niek focus nicely selected and sharp detail I have this lens its a great one for portraits although the motor is a little noisy great for general purpose. Bokeh is nice good colour. I like the light also tfs rgds Necip.
- herve1993 (183)
- [2007-08-05 11:24]
Les lichens constituent un groupe végétal très intéressant mais le plus souvent délaissé. Ils constituent pourtant très beau sujet d'étude et de photographie, comme en témoigen ton cliché, très intéressant et bien réalisé.
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-08-05 13:17]
This is truly delightful! I love the delicate details and soft colours of this, and the composition is wondrous indeed
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-08-05 17:38]
Such a simple thing and you turned it into magic with a camera. Lichens are an intriguing "thing" in nature but they make analytical minds think in terms of mathematics....which is by the way only a Theory! Mathematicians have fits with me for saying that, however until they find an answer to Pi, then they are eternally lost:-)
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-08-05 20:55]
I must live in VERY healthy air! All our trees are covered with lichen. I thought it was because we get so much rain. We have a lot of Old Man's Beard also.... as long a Rip Van Winkle's beard! It hangs down just like a beard. I like the limited area of sharpness and the lovely blur everywhere else... particularly in the background. It's a really pretty green. Thanks for sharing.
Evelynn ; )
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-08-05 23:28]
Lovely details are captured in this fine close-up!
Very attractive colours and the narrow DOF is just right to emphasis the subject!
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-08-06 1:26]
Maybe not very colourful and maybe not very large, but thanks to them rarely presented on TN and because of them for me much more interesting :)
I like this original presentation, it is a very good contribution to diversity on TN. By the way, I am not specialist but one of them looks for me like Usnea species :)
Have a nice evening and best greetings from Poland,
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-08-06 7:25]
Nice work Niek, I like it. Great detail, color, and light. I like the greens of the BG here also. I've a shot of some very tiny and strange looking fungi I never posted..Perhaps it's time :)
- hester (11638)
- [2007-08-06 11:19]
This is a very artistic presentation. Lovely DOF and wonderful colours. Little things as fascinating
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-08-06 12:45]
Very nice close up.Well seen and composed.POV,simple BG,framing and lighting are wonderful.
- lovenature (6391)
- [2007-08-06 18:01]
How delicate the branch and lichens are. I love the lime colour. The only thing I can see that's a bit distracting in the background is the small round brown plant. It's nice you captured two different varieties here. In Canada we call the lime lichen Wolf Lichen (letharia vulpina)
- petrudamsa (2544)
- [2007-10-21 23:01]
Great composition and beautiful colours.
I don't think that small things are simple at all, they are just often overlooked and the intricate details of them escape the untrained human eye.
That's why I love the small things: for their complexity that one must search very close and atentive to discover.