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japanese maple [HDR photo]

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japanese maple (acer palmatum) leaves in the trauttmannsdorff castle gardens (merano, italy).

japanese maple (acer palmatum) leaves in the trauttmannsdorff castle gardens, hdr photo

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photo: common smoothcap moss (atrichum undulatum)

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the common smoothcap moss (atrichum undulatum) features transversely undulate leaves, but its most prominent feature are the long, distinctly beaked capsules that are borne on 3 cm long, reddish setae.

common smoothcap moss (atrichum undulatum)

the species is also called catherine’s moss in english, and wellenblättriges katharinenmoos in german.

species details via Farbatlas Flechten und Moose (Wirth, Düll)

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photo: lichen scramble

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here’s a picture from the stubai alps, taken recently near oberiss in tirol. it shows a mosaic of crustose lichens, fighting for space on silicate rock.

lichen sramble - crustose lichens on a rock. species include rhizocarpon geographicum (yellow with black fruiting bodies), umbilicaria cylindrica (bottom left, grey with black fringe), lecidea lithophila (bottom right), and presumably lecanora spp., fuscidea spp.and lecidella spp.

lichen identification can be very difficult, even for specialists, but there’s one very easy to identify species prevalent in the picture: [more...]

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hdr panorama: fimbatal, austria

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another picture from the piz val gronda excursion in 2011:

the hdr panorama shows part of the fimba valley (fimbatal) at the swiss-austrian border.
the rugged landscape on the right is the result of tectonic windows, where marble columns “poke through” the eroding slate.

australia flashback: johanna beach sunset

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today’s flashback photo from the land down under depicts the sun setting behind strong surf at johanna beach, a small settlement just off the infamous great ocean road.

sunset at johanna beach, great ocean road, australia (hdr)

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