Thursday, June 21, 2012
Lichen Shapes and Colors
Lichens growing on the granite rocks are a familiar sight when hiking or driving in and around the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma. I began to pay more attention to them while on my last visit.
First noticed the various colors and then the odd patterns and shapes the algae and fungus formed. I had never took the time to really look at these growing organisms.
I then decided that collecting photos of the many different colors and species might make for some odd and interesting pics!
A Google search of lichens was done and interesting facts about this living, breathing plant were many. If you are into the science of botany and photosynthesis and all that it entails, one will find a wealth of information!
My primary interest in the Lichens were it's many features and not the technical side. Hope to add more colors and species on future trips!
My choice to photograph these was in a narrow close up view. To me this highlights the lichen and presents a graphic and textured look.
Strange subject matter. Hope you enjoy looking!