Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More macro shot

Often I shoot pictures of landscape, but sometimes I force myself to look down as well.

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Do you find this solid rock interesting? Well, neither do I, but take a look at these macro pictures I captured yesterday:

( This is called Thallus, from Latinized Greek θαλλος (thallos), meaning a green shoot or twig, is an undifferentiated vegetative tissue of some non-mobile organisms, which were previously known as the thallophytes.)

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Fokklav/Ophioparma ventosa

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I couldn’t find any name for this one.

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Kvitrull/Cladonia stellaris

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I couldn’t find any name for this one.

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Map lichen/Kartlav/Rhizocarpon geographicum

PS: sorry for the low quality. These are shot with my Ixus75 :-(

34 comments:

  1. Hi!

    The yellow nameless one was cool. Looks like a satelit photo of a dried out lake from mars or something.

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  2. Virkelig bra - noe av det så nesten ut som det kom rett fra konditoriet, men er kanskje ikke anbefalelsesverdig som menneskeføde?

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  3. Flotte bilder og fine strukturer.
    Ja jeg så at det ikke var Nikon pixler ;-)

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  4. There is beauty in the most unusual places if we will take the time to look. Very unusual and interesting!

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  5. Så utrolig vakkeret! No må jeg jaggu begynne å titte nedover også;) Fantastiske foto!

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  6. Its amazing what shows when a macro is taken. Fascinating color and shapes.

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  7. Excellent images - loved the Lichen Macros.
    Now I'm completely poofed - your the last of the triple digit Google reader entries I went through just now!
    Cheers, Klaus

    See you tomorrow! ;)

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  8. Actually, I DO find these shots very interesting and cool!

    Paz

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  9. Ivar- A very cool set of macro shots, what colorful lichens you have in Norway! That rock is a micro-landscsape with a thousands of pictures to capture.

    Tom

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  10. Ah... fascinating! I love the colors and shapes of your macros... a whole new world!
    Mountain Retreat

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  11. Very nice that you spend some time kneeling. It's always fun to see how diffenrent it is close up:) Somehow one does not usually take notice of these.

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  12. Those are excellent macros! Very well done.

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  13. Takk for hilsenen.
    Flotte bilder og det morsomsteer jo at det finnes innenfor et svært lite område.
    Hva finnes da ikke ute i det store univers?
    Er Mikro og makroegentlig det samme (et speil)

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  14. Great macros Ivar! Very interesting to see all these different kinds of lichen.

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  15. Personally I don't find the rock at all boring but you certainly get a lot more out of it with the macro.
    I'm getting my first macro next week and am looking forward to experimenting.

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  16. It's amazing how many different kinds of photo subjects you found on that one rock! I LIKE it. You make me want to try the same challenge. ;-)

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  17. Ivar: What amazing macro work on the lichen. They have such wonderful shapes. I did like the outcropping shot.

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  18. Jøss, har aldri egentlig sett så nøye etter på disse vekstene.. kan man kalle det vekster forresten?
    Men flott var de i alle fall!

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  19. I too agree, they look as though they belong on another planet.

    Gill in Canada

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  20. Brilliant minds think alike! I took a photo of lichen as well for ABC wednesday!

    Your SWF photo on top of the mountain (at the SWF site) is magnificent - very very special.

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  21. What a gorgeous photos! Love all them!

    I also did a post about lichens, if you have the time, please, come to see them on my blog.

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  22. Excellent macros, Ivar. That first one that you couldn't find a name for must be some kind of lichen (but I don't know which one). All the others are of things I've never seen before, anywhere!

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  23. Great shots and I do like the first one. It almost looks like an arial shot.

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  24. I love these macro shots! I too like to look at the detail, both in person, and through the lens.

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  25. these macros photos are amazing ,i like it very much , i wish i could make some macro with my own eyes ;)

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  26. Even your pictures of wierd rock growths are cool.

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  27. Incredibly interesting. Great colors. Nice work.

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  28. I can't thank you enough for visiting my blog so I knew about yours. What a fabulous site! I absolutely love your photography and think many of your shots are just the finest quality there is. Please put your name on your photos, though. It's the easiest way in the world to prevent unauthorized use. I didn't comment above because I thought you might not read this with all the other comments, but I LOVE the photos, especially the one of the ferry boat top against the sky. Very exciting. Thanks again for a great, great photo blog.

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  29. Stunning macro!
    Really interesting to see how it looks like in close up. Amazing. Great colors and sharpness.
    Well done!

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  30. Amazing what one sees when we get up close. Its an entirely different world that what we perceive from a distance.
    Nice macro work!

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  31. Wow! I didn't find that rock interesting at all, but I'm amazed at what you captured up close. Excellent photos!!

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