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Ulla Lichen

Ulla Lichen
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-13
Categories: Lichens
Camera: Nikon D50, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TreeBark [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-14 6:18
Viewed: 3112
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy Valentines Day!

Lichen seems to grow well and in abundance on Maple Trees. Why? I have no idea but one guess would be it likes the sucrose which in fact is the from of sugar on trees such as this one. Fructose comes from such things as oranges and the like, fruits. But here this is sucrose or C12H22O That is what it looks like to a scientist..and sometimes science can be generous with us environmental folk. At any rate I did tell Ulla that I would get some lichen in snow...and although there is no snow here as you can plainly see, you will have to take my word for it that snow is all round the base and until a few days ago was pile high on the branches. Now back to sucrose...apparently there is quite some study as to the interaction between sucrose and lichen and the results are not in...of course the results are not in for many things in science and when the do come in, they frequently change...the ebb and flow of science....

So for Ulla..here is lichen on maple trees...and just out of my front door for convenience. I didn't have to hike, nor drive but only to walk 50 feet. I did however take a bunch of pictures...and in order to study the subject well as Ulla is helping me to learn, I will continue on my search for what causes this action/reaction in nature and what perhaps are the healing benefits of it all..Thanks to Ulla!

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Thatís a nice big tree to have in your front yard. I love oak trees, but Maples are my favorite, and not just in the fall when they are changing colors. If I were 10 there would certainly be a tree house in this photo.

hello Bob

good shot of this Lichen tree with the excellent POV
to show us the tree's big branchs like a V of Valentine's day,
the V is the bottom part of an heart (of love) graphic too, TFS


Namastay Bob,
Thank you very much and a Happy Valentine's Day to you too. A good dedication for Ulla. What a pity I use to buy these lichens as moss sticks (sticks 4 ft thickness 5 inches) from market at Rs. 90/- (A little more than USD 2) for my orchids, when it is abundant in plenty on trees there. A good capture and well composed. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-14 7:07]

Hi Bob

Great shot and composition - this is V short - I am off again! ;)


Hi Bob,

I haven't seen a big Maple tree in years! I didn't know a thing about lichens until Ulla. Good dedication to her and a wonderful shot.


Hello bob,
This is a very fine composition of lichen on a maple tree!
the quality of the photo is superb with the exposure and focus spot on with every single details that seen clearly!
well done

Hi Bob, splendid dedication to our friend Ulla, wonderful great tree full of lichen, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-14 11:02]
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Hi Bob. A picture with out any snow . has it all gone yet?? You taken a fine picture ofthe Lichen on the Maple tree. it sure has a fair size trunk . good detail and colours. well done TFS.

hello bob,

happy valentines day,

ulla will be pleased to see this capture of lichen dedicated to her,i liked the natural colours and the details captured, well composed shot,

i have been a bit irregular here as i do not have much to post and i dont want using archives only for the postings, i am not shooting much in this year 2008 and most of the time my camera is at rest,its due to lack of opportunities to shoot or may be a bit of lack of time and above all my being a lazy guy as i feel that no one is busy enough to avoid his/her passion or hobby.

this sunday i will surely try to go for a shoot,

i still manage by looking at the gallery and writing some odd critiques and enjoy the work of my fellow tn members,

warm regards

Hello Bob,
There is indeed a multitude of Lichen growing on this strong specimen of a Maple Tree. Odd color combination between the tree and the Lichen...

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-15 1:59]

Dear Bob,
I'm really flattered by this dedication on Valentine's Day and impressed by your effort to find me some lichens!! (I'm still around, just too much to do at times!!)
This is fine capture of this huge Maple that seems to be covered by a blanket of yellow lichens while I'm sure there are many other species there too. You'll have to get a magnifying glass out and study them closer when the snow is gone! :-) It is a fascinating micro world! I look forward to your further research on the healing aspects!
Many thanks and take care! Ulla

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-15 2:34]
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Nice lichen covered tree Bob! :-)
I've been taking loads of lichen photos recently which are inspired by Ulla!
Great detail and clarity.
Nice colours as well.
Decent composition.
Very well done!

I must say that Billy is right ---I would love a tree house in that big beautiful tree...well, would have at that time. A 41 year old woman sitting in a treehouse would probably draw a crowd today. ha ha But sure would be funny.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-15 6:56]

Hello Bob,
I can tell you that Ulla was pleased to have this dedication: she has always been fascinated by lichens and has gone more deeply into the subject since joining TN. I have learnt a little too and know that many lichens that grow on the trees are specific to the species of tree, so these can be specific to Maple, possibly as you say, owing to the syrup that oozes out.
Interesting to see the different shades of greens, yellows and orange portrayed by this fine shot.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-02-15 9:14]

Bob, Same to you and lovely shot. I like your way of presentation with superb theme and notes. TFS Ganesh

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-15 15:38]

This is a superb picture, Bob, with details and fantastic colours once more plus your technical skills being very useful in the case of this picture: great. At first, my eye was very freudian and I still cannot help it... made me smile, added to the title ;-))) I don't know why, maybe I should go back in analysis! Outside what I see, I can hardly make an inspired comment because every time I come back to the picture, here it is again... ho! Sorry Bob, cause it's a real nice picture!


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