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

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

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

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Did you put the black background there when taking the photo or...?
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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great photo mark. :D interesting to see how you do things too
 

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thanks sam. your scape is looking cool btw ;)
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
 

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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
 

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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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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
 
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