Sunday, January 3, 2010

Macro Monday: Great Falls edition

I have so many blog post ideas running around in my head that it's hard to keep up.
Fortunately, with Macro Monday being a specific date and topic, this one was easy for me to whip up!

On New Year's Day we went to Great Falls National Park.
Although the major attraction there is the waterfall,
it also provided me with many macro photo ops.

Now, you'll have to forgive me for not being able to tell you exactly what these subjects are.
I haven't taken the time to look them up and to learn more about them,
mostly I just said, "Oooooh, pretty!"
Like this little bit of moss which was slightly smaller than the size of a dime. 


A shot of the same moss, just further out.




These fungi were lined up in nice neat little rows on many of the parks fallen logs.


Who knew you could find so many fun guys out in the park?





Do you like the lichen? 
(Oh, dear.... I must be tired.  That was just too lame!)



There wasn't much green to be found on that cold winter's day,
but this fern seems to have retained it's color.

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18 comments:

Christina. Sweden said...

So many different textures and shapes one find once crawling down on the groud :-) Great shots, thank sfor showing

Leslie said...

like lichen...fun guys?! wow you are punchy tonight. these pictures look great.

Müge said...

Very nice macros! Amazing details! I like very much the first, the fourth and the last photos. Especially the last one, great composition!

Have a beautiful new week! Ciao! :-)

Regina said...

Such an amazing captures!
Happy New Year!

Gena @ thinking aloud said...

Great macros - I especially love the lichen - tried recently to capture some, but nowhere near this great!! happy new year to you!

jay said...

Ooooh, those photos are truly delectable! No wonder someone first had the idea of eating fungi! That bracket fun guy looks particularly edible ... I wonder if it is?

The lichens are great. We really don't see many leafy lichens here. The air is too polluted for them. :(

WackyMummy said...

I'm lichen it! ;)

Manang Kim said...

That is very awesome photos...and your right in this cold weather it is hard to get some good green around. Thanks for sharing.

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Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

Elizabeth said...

fun guys.... lolol nice pun on words there Colleen... it almost got past me too hehehe

awarewriter said...

Thanks for sharing these excellent shots of your close up views Colleen.

Grammie/Mom said...

You are so punny!! I do like the first moss picture.

Me and my puppies said...

One of my favorite place to take photos ~ out in the woods. Nicely done.

CameoRoze (Margaret) said...

I AM lichen that!

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Michelle said...

OH MY GOSH...what gorgeous photos!

Love the close up of the moss...such gorgeous color and detail is spectacular!

Great job!

Gattina said...

Wow ! terrific pictures !

Birgitta said...

Fantastic shots from you here!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Awesome macros! Love the angles and the subjects! Very unique!