Another encounter with moss:
This moss was growing on wood, at the base of a tree in a boggy wetland. The detail at the tip of the “flower” reminded me of an anemone. A pretty spring afternoon, the frogs were peeping and the red-winged blackbirds were crying out territorial songs.
Mas moss! And the photo’s as pretty as your spring afternoon must have been. I can see the anemone, but my first thought was of a cattail beginning to spread its fluff.
I see the cattail resemblance, but I was intent on capturing the detail at the top. As I zoomed in on the LCD to see it magnified, I thought about capturing that view, but it’s too tiny. And I liked the arrangement of OOF tips.
I like the way the in-focus bit rises above the shallow arc of the three out-of-focus orbs.
Thanks – I backed off a bit to compose with that arrangement, though that meant the tip detail isn’t as prominent.
Very nice Thomas! Like the very shallow focus area with the soft background!
Thanks, Reed. I think the composition works better with a few OOF background elements.
Me too, I like the balance between in focus and not. Very cool shot of a “flower” which, in fact, maybe it is???
When I was reading about mosses, I saw one reference to these things as “capsules”. Nothing about what they are capsules for – spores? Thanks, Melissa!
Hmm, yeah, I’m going to guess spores. Thanks for the reminder. It’s funny (I guess) how much I’ve forgotten.
I love the way it seems to float either in the air or some green-coloured pond. Beautiful!
Part of what makes extreme closeups interesting is how the lack of depth of field can create a mood – thanks!
True. It’s also perfect for abstraction, which is how I use it.