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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Green growth in forest litter Reply with quote

Just an interesting little snippet of what you see if you stick your nose down near the ground. Frame height about 2-1/4". I have no idea what the plant is.



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The color contrast is especially enjoyable, IMO. I've always enjoyed photos of "green shoots", perhaps because it seems to symbolize new life, etc.

Capturing such an object in a way that the subject + background match of course requires considerable skill and art, often more than I can summon.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Phil.

"New life" is exactly the situation here. This is high country, elevation around 6200 feet, and this spot was still under snow until just a couple of weeks ago.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I now have an ID on this plant, and as a result I've had to change the title. Rather than a "seedling", the green stuff shown above is in fact new growth at the ends of branches of a long lived perennial that the books describe as evergreen. Here's the end of one branch dug out of the mat that it likes to make:



Species is Luetkea pectinata, common name "partridgefoot". The web has many images of it.

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