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Lichen comes alive

Lichen on fencepost

We had some drizzly rain recently. The lichen had become dry, crusty, outgrowths clinging to the side of trees and fenceposts; now, in the drizzle, they unfurled, sucking in the valuable moisture from the air. This image was taken in the poor early morning light, a morning made darker by the thick, almost squally, showers of drizzle, but yet not heavy enough to think of it as rain proper.

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  1. dimitri says:

    wow… thats really creepy looking. it looks like some kind of alien leech or something nasty. nice DoF, it makes the lichen pop.

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