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Lichen on Rock

Lichen on Rock
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Género: Fungi
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2006-04
Categorías: Lichens
Cámara: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2006-05-26 10:31
Vista: 4630
Favoritos: 1 [Ver]
Puntos: 22
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We came upon this colorful "rock painting" during a hike through Pinnacles National Monument when Evekynn was visiting.


If the other fungi (such as mushrooms) are nature's recyclers, lichens are nature's pioneers. Lichens find their homes in some of the most barren and inhospitable parts of the world. From there they slowly begin the process of creating a foundation for habitation by others.

Lichens are among the most fascinating organisms on this planet. Their very structure is unique: a symbioses of two organisms -- a fungus and algae -- so complete that they behave and look like an entirely new being. A lichen can literally eat stones, survive severe cold, and remain dormant for long periods without harm.

Lichens rank among the least well known forms of life. Common names, when available, typically apply to the entire genus rather than to indvidual species. Classification of lichens is undergoing change as well. In fact, mycologists now suggest eliminating the Lichens as a Phylum and, instead, reclassifying each invidual lichen according to its fungal component -- mostly Sac Fungi (Ascomycota). Nevertheless, lichens look so different from other fungi that they deserve separate treatment.

Lichens can be divided into three basic forms: crustose, or crust-like; foliose or leaf-like; and fruticoseor stalked.

All lichens are believed to be edible (or at least not poisonous) except for Wolf Moss. Rock-tripe Lichens are even considered a delicacy by the Japanese.


SunToucher, loot, Hamurkaroglu, marhowie, scottevers7, jeanpaul, red45, horia ha puntuado esta nota como útil.
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Hi Manyee,
It looks like a painters pallet with all the different colors of lichens and the pink-ish colored rock. I am realy amazed about it. Great photo with excellent sharpness and light.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5551 W: 721 N: 4164] (11276)
  • [2006-05-26 11:05]

Hi ManYee
Wow, a real piece of abstract modern art. I'd rather not try to interpret anything in the painting since you psychologist types can learn far too much of a person from such an activity (chuckle). Suffice to say it almost looks like an underwater scene with all the colourful coral and reef life.
An excellent frame filling shot with dazzling colours and nice sharp details while the lighting/exposure was very well handled.
Great work and TFS.

Hello Manyee,
Nice color, nice composition. I liked it. TFS. Some part is flue.
Mehmet Hamurkaroglu

excellent and colourful patch work....
very good observation..
high aesthetic dose..
big congrats

Well, you beat me to it! I should have guessed you would post this one as part of a new theme. I have similar shots from the same outing we went on together. I was just thinking of posting one. I remember how amazed we were at the colors of these lichen.

Evelynn : )

Great Manyee! You have great eyes! I like lichen shots! and this one is best colourful I've ever seen! Exceptional! I like it a lot! Congratulations and thank you!

Sorry, points later!

Hi ManYee,
Wow, what an interesting array of colors here!
Excellent note and shot.
Nice work and Thank You!

I'm liken your lichen Manyee, it definitely has a wide spectrum of different colors to enjoy. Very nice. :)

Hi Manyee,
I love this for the colors and textures you have captures so well. I don't believe I have ever observed any this bright and colorful. Great capture!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-05-29 2:49]

Hello Manye!
Amazing work! So many colorfull lichens in one place. Very arty picture, but also very interesting from biological point of view. Great post.

Bonjour Manyee

Félicitation pour cette superbe composition.On se croirait en présence d'un artiste peintre avec sa palette de couleurs.La netteté est très bonne.
Merci pour l'envoie er bravo....JP

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