out door moss. spore bearing organs...i think

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  1. Mark Evans

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    here's a slice of moss I got from outdoors. i've looked at moss and liverworts pages on line, and from what I can gather the long thing is it's spore bearing part. :shifty: I'm not the best on technical and factual stuff.

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  2. aquaticmaniac

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    Yep, those are called sporophytes. Nice detailed photo :) Did you put the black background there when taking the photo or...?
     
  3. Mark Evans

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    I have the most expensive studio in the world....not. :lol:

    i've got a cheap old photo holder which is just above A3 size. point one light @ the subject and that's it leah. :D

    nothing fancy with these magnifications....oooo, the box is from gucci! :lol: not really.

    Thanks for the info on the sporophytes. ;)

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  4. samc

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    great photo mark. :D interesting to see how you do things too
     
  5. aquaticmaniac

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    Agreed with Sam :thumbup: Thanks for the info.

    Ooh, what's that I see in the background? An EMPTY tank?
     
  6. Mark Evans

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    not for long :shifty:

    thanks sam. your scape is looking cool btw ;)
     
  7. samc

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    cheers mark. i am putting the beast of a halide up tomorrow :D

    i held it over the tank and it looked 10x better already. the greens looked awsome
     
  8. Mark Evans

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    A couple more for the outdoor moss lovers.

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  9. Liam

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    Really lovely macros,
    Cheers
     
  10. LondonDragon

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    great series of photos Mark, love the macro work :)
     
  11. Mark Evans

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    Just an update on this thread.

    These images are from the same clump of moss. It's endured wind, rain, severe ice and snow.

    The clump.

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    some close ups.

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    I'm amazed at how they've changed form.

    thanks for looking.

    mark
     
  12. ghostsword

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    A work of art.. really nicely taken photos.
     
  13. Mark Evans

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    many thanks mate. The miniature world of moss is quite fascinating
     
  14. Mark Evans

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    some more to the series.

    The first 2 images are of a different moss. They all seem to be chucking these organs out now.

    for some reason, i cant get swans out of my head. maybe its how they look.

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    the water droplets were to keep them moist.

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    The second organ is my fave. lovely colours don't you think? also the first image was 'dry' notice the end is open.

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    the second, i sprayed to keep moist and over a period of 60 seconds it closed up. This maybe a great chance to doa macro HD vid, then increase the play time. maybe like time-lapse.

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  15. ghostsword

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    You are good.. amazing what we don't see normally with the naked eye.
     
  16. zig

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    Very interesting observations Mark thanks for sharing, great series of photos.
     
  17. viktorlantos

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    Brilliant photos Mark :thumbup: Unbeliveable details. If your job would be a graphic designer, i would consider all these are rendered images :lol:

    Would print out these pieces with a large format printers and would throw it to the wall. :p
     
  18. lil-lynx

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    hello, LOVE THE PHOTOS !!!, what lens a camera do you use ?
     
  19. Mark Evans

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    thanks you. for these, i used the canon MP-E 65mm f2.8 macro. :thumbup:
     
  20. tomsteer

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    Great photos, nice fo you to show us the set-up you use.

    Tom
     

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