Montana Outdoors

December 19, 2010


Filed under: Winter — montucky @ 11:09 pm


(Thinking of those who would exploit our irreplaceable natural resources.)



  1. Well, well. I do not know what is, but seeing ice crystals it must be a macro. Excellent composition in good lighting.

    Great art photo from the Nature!


    Comment by sartenada — December 20, 2010 @ 12:14 am

    • It was a hollow tree stump. There were the ice crystals along the edge, but a fairly large pile inside peeking out. I hove no idea why they formed the pile.


      Comment by montucky — December 20, 2010 @ 10:01 am

  2. Well now… very artsy! I like the mother of all crystals watching over the tiny little fence crystals. 🙂


    Comment by kcjewel — December 20, 2010 @ 6:22 am

    • The light conditions caught my attention. I also shot it with flash, but it spoiled the light variation and I didn’t like the shot.


      Comment by montucky — December 20, 2010 @ 10:03 am

  3. Another beautiful macro! So delicate and precious.


    Comment by Robin — December 20, 2010 @ 6:28 am

    • The crystals have always fascinated me. I have really been enjoying the closer look that the macro lens provides.


      Comment by montucky — December 20, 2010 @ 10:04 am

  4. I give up. What is it?

    It is lovely!


    Comment by Roberta Warshaw — December 20, 2010 @ 7:48 am

    • I was traipsing through the snow to get a photo of the river when I came across this tree sump. It was hollow and rimmed with tiny ice crystals. I can’t figure out exactly what created the pile of them inside the stump, but I thought the sunlight reflecting through it was attractive.


      Comment by montucky — December 20, 2010 @ 10:07 am

  5. Hi Montucky, I like your parenthetical sentiment a lot. Beautiful picture. Have a great day!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — December 20, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

  6. I have never shot stick crystals like this. They are really neat. They are much nicer without the flash.


    Comment by sandy — December 20, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

    • If you can catch up to them on a cold day that has a little sunlight! I’m sure there are more sophisticated photographers who can do more with flash than I can.


      Comment by montucky — December 20, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

  7. Nice photo, nice commentary.


    Comment by Bo Mackison — December 20, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

  8. This is so pretty. Don’t you love coming across nature’s surprises like this one?


    Comment by kateri — December 20, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

    • I really do love the surprises! It’s nice to live in a place that has so many completely natural settings.


      Comment by montucky — December 20, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

  9. Beautiful Terry.


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — December 22, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

  10. That’s an unusual but interesting photo.


    Comment by Candace — December 22, 2010 @ 8:14 pm

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