Sunday, 10 February 2013

Macro Monday - Overlooked?

I think that plants like moss, liverworts and, to a lesser extent, ferns are a rather over looked source of images.

For some reason I have been interested in these plants for many years - although I still dont take many picture of them.  One of a long list of photographic resolutions for this year was to rectify this omission.    Woodlands and especially rain forests are great places to look for these plants.

Of course the very places that they grow do not always lend themselves to photography.  They are lovers of dark dampness, places of dripping shade.

These are rather hasty pictures taken while the whole family was suffering from attack from waves of leaches! Under the circumstances I rather like them. (The pictures that is, not the leaches!)

They were taken in a smallish patch of rainforest - Mavista Rain Forest - on Bruny Island, Tasmania.

More to follow as the year turns.




You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday

Enjoy the images.

26 comments:

Magia da Inês said...

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Olá, amigo!
Gosto dessas plantas e as fotos ficaram maravilhosas.
Minha planta favorita se chama Avenca.
Bom domingo! Boa semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil
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eileeninmd said...

Lovely plant, Stewart! Leaches? Have a great day!

DIMI said...

Hi Stewart!Great pictures,beautiful plants,it must be nice in Tasmania as i see from your photos!Have a lovely day!
Dimi..

TexWisGirl said...

i think they're so cool. ferns and mosses are not that prevalent here in texas.

Dave said...

agreed, While in malaysia the fantastic ferns and mosses that I waslk past daily that I eventual;ly took for granted in the search of Birds. Only for a little more time

Kerri said...

Lovely images Stewart!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love this. I love forest plants. Especially in the spring with the lush rains.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I have a lot of ferns and mosses (no leaches) near me in my State Park and take them for granted, not realizing they are something special for those who do not have that type on environment close by. Maybe I'll take my macro for a hike this next week.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Yikes about the leaches! The plant material is beautiful. You did well with minimal light.

NatureFootstep said...

such plants are very interesting. Great shots :)

Fun60 said...

They are often overlooked but they are beautiful as your pictures show.

Kim, USA said...

Wow it's beautiful!

Kim,USA

makiejl.com said...

Terrific macro work!!
~Linda

Carletta said...

Everytime I see moss I think of the photographic potential but I've never gotten 'the shot' I'd like. :)
I just saw some out my back window yesterday. You've given me the incentive to at least go try.
Lovely and lush plant you captured!

Andrea said...

Yes they are beautiful, and the color of the 2nd photo is not really fully green. I've some share of leech sting too, when we went to the rainforest, but our male companions always have ready cigarette to easily get them off.

Jen said...

Ferns are beautiful. There aren't a lot of them to photograph around here. You'd think they would be everywhere considering all the swampy, boggy, places. Maybe I need to pay more attention...

Jessica said...

Very Pretty and fine details

Jay said...

I've always loved ferns, mosses and lichens, too. Over the years I've tried to get good pictures and mostly failed, but at least I don't have leeches to contend with!

Ewwwwwww!!! I love most creatures, even the ones other people hate, like spiders, but leeches give me the heebie-jeebies!

✿ chica said...

Muito linda e rica em detalhes! beijos,chica

JDS said...

No thanks on the leaches, but I wholeheartedly agree that moss, ferns, etc. are attractive and make for very good photo subjects. I look forward to seeing more of your Southern Hemisphere specimens as the year goes by.

edenhills said...

These are great shots. I love the leaves in the second one. Very pretty. I'm glad you didn't share the leeches with us!

Marie said...

Beautiful images, Stewart! I too love mosses and ferns. Don't have them here, but did so in Va and Al where I am from.

bailey-road.com said...

The leaves are really pretty!
Leeches? Ugh!

Raine said...

The woods can give a lot of fascinating models for capturing images. :D

Faye said...

Agree--mosses and lichens make wonderful photography subjects--especially closeups or macros. Happy hunting!

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're beautiful. I love all the different shapes they come in.