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Green Moss

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 23 February 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

First of all, I wish that I had been swift enough on my feet to call yesterday's photograph, "Mardi Gras!"

The shade of green of the moss on the trees these days is gorgeous. By the way, who is that sneaking into my photograph??

Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet.
-- Roger Miller

NIKON D300 1/100 second F/4.0 ISO 400 36 mm (35mm equiv.)

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I love the moss growing on this tree. Beautiful picture.

23 Feb 2009 5:05am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Interesting, it grows like velvet on the limbs. Love the pup walking into the image.

23 Feb 2009 5:15am

@Barbara: No way could I clone Beau out!

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

very beautiful and amazing...perfect shot!
Bravo !!!

23 Feb 2009 5:22am

Tammy/Cricket from Huntsville, United States

My first thought...."It's alive!"

What a image with such life. Look at the colors just popping. I have never seen anything like this.

(Can you send me some in the mail...I actually bought some moss at my local nursery yesterday to grow in between my fieldstone patio).

23 Feb 2009 5:36am

@Tammy/Cricket: Unfortunately, that is a protected area. It is one of the few remaining old growth areas.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Outstretched craggy mossed covered arms...and many of them! This is fantastic, Jack! The colours are so rich and pop out of the frame. Yes, just who is that sneaking into your frame??

23 Feb 2009 5:45am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Ooo they look like green tenticles swaying and moving around!!! Wonderful capture, and the colours are superb:-)

23 Feb 2009 5:54am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

wow that's some moss. best...jerry

23 Feb 2009 5:58am

Didier from somewhere, France

Very beautiful tree nice shot

23 Feb 2009 6:07am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

une photo de toute beauté...
De la mousse partout, partout... cela lui fait comme un manteau

23 Feb 2009 6:33am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Very very green ! love small white dog at left

23 Feb 2009 6:53am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

A tree took his winter coat! Superb graphics!

23 Feb 2009 6:58am

Noxeus from Girona, Spain

ohhh !!
Your photos are increasingly achieved. Congratulations!

23 Feb 2009 7:07am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

OOOOOH superbe image !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! digne de National Geographic ! cool ************

23 Feb 2009 7:18am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

How beautiful I wouldn't have noticed the dog whose name dI have forgotten if you hadn't said anything

23 Feb 2009 7:31am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

This tree belongs in a fairy tale, its looks great with all those mosses and what a cute puppy!

23 Feb 2009 7:58am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beau nous fait un petit coucou! C'est cute cette petite touche blanche parmi tout ce magnifique vert! Très belle image! Superbe lumière! Bravo Jack!

23 Feb 2009 8:13am

Jean Jacques from France

Surprising that moss, beautiful colors.
Good day.

23 Feb 2009 8:17am

Julian Kilsby from Birmingham, United Kingdom

Vivid green, are you sure it's not of alien origin!!!

23 Feb 2009 8:25am

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull tree and green tones

23 Feb 2009 10:18am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Fabulous picture! These greens are super!

23 Feb 2009 10:23am

Catalin from Bucharest, Romania

interesting tree, excellent frame

23 Feb 2009 10:28am

Paradise from Iran

green life

23 Feb 2009 10:54am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

An amazing shade of green, and just beautiful! Excellent details. Love Beau sneaking in! :-)

23 Feb 2009 11:10am

Pradeep from India

Awesome tones. Love the light and composition :)

23 Feb 2009 11:31am

zOOm from Paris, France

A powerful tree covered with moss... that's so green and intricate... it's like beeing back in a primitive forest !

23 Feb 2009 11:46am

Marcah from Quincy, United States

Life on Mars and what a cute little Martian.......

23 Feb 2009 11:53am

mmolinah from Spain

ESPECTACULAR!!! Realy awesome shot. Coud you imagin it in a very well contrasted B&W?. Interesting !!

23 Feb 2009 12:11pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Amazing. Great composition and exposure. I like it.

23 Feb 2009 12:31pm

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

This is really beautiful. The green in this picture is stunning.

23 Feb 2009 12:33pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A great,green giant,super shot.
The last few days photos have been realy great(I´m catching up after being ill !!)

23 Feb 2009 12:54pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Very beautiful. The green tones are very captivating.

23 Feb 2009 1:16pm

Christopher Bloor from Atlanta, United States

Love how the green just fills your screen.

23 Feb 2009 1:18pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

This is a splendid shot. Green color is so pleasant on eyes.

23 Feb 2009 1:46pm

Mary from PA, United States

Oh it's just wonderful to see green right now!! This is so cool and beautiful to look that little guy in the corner :)

23 Feb 2009 1:48pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Very interesting tree...

23 Feb 2009 2:13pm

Ajay from Pune, India

First of all... it's really a great composition. And then, that little one is just making it so different from any normal well composed shot.

23 Feb 2009 2:27pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

Full of vibrant colour, as though it will spring to life and start moving around at any give moment. Superb composition jack, bursting from my screen

23 Feb 2009 2:29pm

Llorenç from Salt, Spain

Muy bonita foto y vegetación que me recuerda, La Fageda d´en Jordà,bosque de hayas excepcional, que forma parte del Parc Natural de la Zona Vocànica de la Garrotxa - Olot .

23 Feb 2009 3:07pm

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Wow...that is thick! Great shot. It seems Beau is a bit of a ham.

23 Feb 2009 3:11pm

@Chris Parr: Yep!

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

My dogs love to 'get into' my images too. I sure love the rich colours here. You've really captured how dense and lush it is within this forest. Well done

23 Feb 2009 3:32pm

@Diane Schuller: Beau is the reason there is no frame around the photo; it would have blocked him out.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I looked exactly for some interesting mosses to be photographed in the afternoon! This tree is really magnificent! little Beau wanted to be in the image ;-)

23 Feb 2009 3:59pm

Rehim from Baneh -Kurdistan, Iran

Lovely shot!

23 Feb 2009 3:59pm

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

great greens, that dog is wonderfully misplaced :-)

23 Feb 2009 4:11pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

WOW the moss growing on the trees is almost magical, wonderful colors, I like that beau is in the shot

23 Feb 2009 4:15pm

k@ from Paris, France

what a gorgeous green !!

23 Feb 2009 4:39pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Green moss, white dog. Cool image.

23 Feb 2009 5:35pm

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Fanstatic tree and green, well done.

23 Feb 2009 7:14pm

MysLykeMeeh from Toronto, Canada

Man, spectacular!

23 Feb 2009 7:31pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

Ambiance Seigneur des Anneaux.. pour cette image toute en vert... green moss on the trees.. like great arms .. amazing shot.. !! bravo John

23 Feb 2009 7:32pm

Martine from Brest, France

Cet arbre est très impressionnant !

23 Feb 2009 7:56pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Amazing, Jack ... Beau provides a nice touch of contrast!

23 Feb 2009 11:34pm

Ninni from Brazil

I´ve never see anything like this before!!! In Sweden you can see grey lichen(?) in the trees sometimes. But this! It´s fantastic!
And also your little cutie;)

24 Feb 2009 12:22am

Denise from Perry, United States

Wonderful photo, the moss looks so soft, yet full of lofe. Are you from the south that things are so green?

24 Feb 2009 12:41am

@Denise: No, we are about 90 miles south of the Columbia River, Denise. We have had a mild winter. I think we feeling the impact of global warming.

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

This is spectacular!

24 Feb 2009 3:09am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Fantastic shot, Jack. Love all that moss and that white fluffy thing in the bottom frame. BTW, you keep hinting about me joining aminus3, but I have a hard enough time keeping up with one blog, I'm not going to start up another one! Thanks, though, and just come by when you think about it. =)

24 Feb 2009 3:40am

@Toni: I really understand your not taking on another blog. aminus3 can be very time consuming.

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Marvelous image...especially with little Beau stealing the scene. It does look awfully moist around there. If you stand still too long to you have to worry about mold? ;o)

24 Feb 2009 4:25am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

What an interesting subject! Nicely done.

24 Feb 2009 5:37am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

so verdant

24 Feb 2009 5:38am

dan from Paris, France

Très impressionnant !

24 Feb 2009 3:22pm

Mithun from palakkad, kerela/Bangalore, India

Awsome, great work...

24 Feb 2009 5:33pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

I love the rainforest...

25 Feb 2009 4:20am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Magnificent !!! this green is incredible !... and "Beau" est très beau sur la photo.

25 Feb 2009 7:01pm

Momo from Montpellier, France

incredible landscape, electric color...just a visual treat...and that looks like the ghost of my mothers long gone french poodle...Gigi...

26 Feb 2009 1:59pm

Sadaf Agah from tehran, Iran

Wow ! Amazing Shot !

27 Feb 2009 3:31pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States


28 Feb 2009 12:53am

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from Bedford.Quebec, Canada

Lovely shot ..nice greens..guess there a lot of rain here...beautiful

7 Mar 2009 1:51am

@marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu: Yes, a fair amount of rain!