Sunday, 31 May 2015

Lichen

This lichen was growing on a small shrub in the Cradle Mountain National Park in Tasmania - this kind of lichen only grows where the air is very clean.

I like the muted tones in this picture - possibly caused by the light rain and heavy clouds of the day.  And for January, it was cold!


You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday2 and I Heart Macro.  SM

18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

A great capture as always and different!! Hope your weekend is/has gone well, Stewart!! Enjoy!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Brilliant, Stewart!
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Linda W. said...

I think cloudy rainy days are the best for photography. No shadows and the colors just pop! Nice image!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Lovely photo of the lichen. Lichen and mosses are fascinating.

Margaret Adamson said...

I love Lichen on trees and rocks. Looked at through a magnifying glass and they are fascinating

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
This beautifully lichen.
Well photographed.
Best regards, Irma

eileeninmd said...

Hello Stewart, wonderful capture of the lichen! Have a happy new week!

Bas said...

Ha Stewart wat is dit mooi gefotografeerd

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

reaching back into your archive, eh?

Missy George said...

Not a fan..I have Lichenplanus on several parts of my body...It's not nice..Good images..Have a wonderful week..

Vineeta Yashswi said...

loveley capture...

Lea said...

Very interesting!
Great macro!
Have a beautiful week!
Lea

Pieni Lintu said...

Great shot! Looks like Finnish forest.

Hannah said...

Very abundant lichens! I like the silvery grey one. It looks like my trees, I would have thought Australia would be too dry.

Laura said...

Wonderful photo Stewart, lichens are always fascinating in their variety of textures and colors. Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

Marie C said...

It's a lovely photo...I like the muted tones as well. How wonderful to find somehting that grows best in pure air...gives one hope doesn't it! :-)

Dave Lewis said...

I'm liken it!

edenhills said...

Great capture. I live on such a dusty gravel road I doubt it could live here.