Montana Outdoors

February 1, 2010

Crystal gazing

Filed under: Lichens, Winter — Tags: , , , , , — montucky @ 7:33 pm

I would be a fortune teller, wear a headscarf embroidered with “Gypsy Rose” and tell everyone’s fortune, except that my mustache would probably give me away.

However, I did find a cool crystal ball today:

Crystal ball

(Actually a drop of melted snow on a club lichen, possibly a Black-foot Cladonia, Cladonia gracilis)

About the photo:
Nikon D80 with Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D lens, 1/60 sec @ f/32, EV -2/3, Manual mode, ISO 400, hand held at about 4 inches. The water drop was less than 1/8 inch diameter.

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