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Common Yellow Lichen

Common Yellow Lichen
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זכות יוצרים: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1185 W: 87 N: 2161] (6106)
ז'נר: Fungi
מדיום: צבעוני
תאריך צילום: 2005-04-05
קטגוריות: Lichens
מצלמה: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
תאריך טעינה: 2005-04-05 19:11
נצפה: 4065
נקודות: 12
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Common Yellow Lichen (Xanthoria parietina), probably the commonest of the lichens because of its resistance to air pollution, this particular image is just a very small part of a much larger image or an even large patch of this lichen, which is growing on the trunk of an Ash Tree (fraxinus excelsior) which is part of a layed field hedge. the trunk measured approximatly 6ins - 150mm thick and 2ft - 600mm tall and was almost completely covered mainly in the Xanthoria parietina with some small patches of a grey lichen which can be seen in the bottom corners.
For more details about them please read the notes and links in my other postings of Xanthoria on a hawthorn Twig and Xanthoria on Elderberry 1 also xanthoria on Elderberry 2.
I spotted this patch a couple of weeks ago in the hedge outside work but the light has beeen too poor to have a go at getting an image. Tonight as I was leaving work at 5.30pm the sun broke through the clouds for a few minutes sa walked up the road a took a few shots while the light lasted, hope you like.
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Wonderful curves and textures here! I would love to see it in full sunlight, but I imagine it might be harder to get a good photo. Maybe I should hop a plane to the UK?? I love all the colors and textures. Well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-05 23:29]

Great colours and textures Robert. The sunlight has brought out all the golden tones. Nice and sharp too. Well done.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-04-06 4:54]

Hello Robert,
O.K. more details more yellow and a far better note then mine!
I like it.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-04-06 11:41]

Maybe common but still beautifull. I like shapes and saturated colours, sunlight painted it with gold! Another common organism we all know very good and underestimate. And when we take closer look - yes - it turns amazing. Great post Rob!

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-04-06 13:09]

Obiekt fotogeniczny i ciekawy, od strony technicznej zdjךcie Ok.

Hi Robert this image seams to have sliped by me, excelind image with good lighting

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