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The little cups of Cup Lichen (Cladonia – Wikipedia ) – Please view large!
Photo made in Amersfoort The Netherlands – Heiligenbergerbeek NS-hiking path
Copyright © 2012 Steppeland – All rights reserved

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Pics made during two early morning winter hikes around Amersfoort the Netherlands – The first morning it was raining cats and dogs, the second day it was misty and freezing cold, and there was frost every where… great opportunities to make lots of moody pics :D

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The little cups of Cup Lichen (Cladonia – Wikipedia )
The details of this lichen are very pretty and fascinating – it’s really worthwhile to have a closer look (click on the image to enlarge :) )
Although Cup Lichen isn’t a rare specimen at all, people often just overlook it because it’s so small.
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As for the environment, these macro pics were made exactly on the same spot as my little landscape-series Silent trees in misty land . The ground was covered there with a variety of lichens and mosses.

Frozen world – macro collection

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Technical details

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Pentax-M zoom1:2.8-4 40-80mm lens
Exposure 1/60 sec, f. unknown
focal length 50 mm , ISO 400
Date: Dec. 16, 2008

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 3 years ago

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    truly sounds like a wonderful spot! our lichens in my area are so basic that I just love seeing what other kinds there are around the world. this is just beautiful!

  • Thanks, Carla! Yes, it was a beautiful spot indeed – and I too really enjoy finding these beautiful little creatures! :D

    – steppeland

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 3 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Thank you, Ann! :)

    – steppeland

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