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Moss on rock

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While I was walking in Great Hills Park on February 13th, a colony of bright green moss thriving on a large rock caught my attention. When I got close I could see, rising from that bright base, these spore-capsule-bearing stalks, which were only about a third of an inch (8mm) tall.

Although mosses are common in central Texas, somehow this is the first closeup I’ve ever showed of any. (Ball moss and Spanish moss have appeared here, but in spite of their common names they aren’t true mosses.)

If you’re interested in photography as a craft, you’ll find that points 1, 6, 9 and 15 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 3, 2014 at 6:01 AM

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