Montana Outdoors

November 22, 2011

On a rainy winter day (1)

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:17 pm

Winter grass

winter leaves

After the recent snow came warmer temperatures and… rain. Standing in the remaining snow on the river bank there were grasses and stalks with winter leaves.

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  1. Absolutely splendid. The simplicity of form and structure is so appealing – like visual haiku.

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    Comment by shoreacres — November 22, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    • Thanks! They were irresistible standing there in the middle of a snow bank just above the river.

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      Comment by montucky — November 22, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

  2. I absolutely couldn’t resist commenting when I saw these pop up in my email. They are stunning in their simplicity. Like exquisitely rendered botanical paintings, classic, but contemporary. Absolutely Beautiful.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — November 22, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    • I have learned that even on the worst days nature has displays of beauty for anyone who will venture out and be willing to see them. We live in a beautiful world, don’t we! I especially like the very simple things.

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      Comment by montucky — November 22, 2011 @ 11:52 pm

  3. Love these images!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — November 23, 2011 @ 1:25 am

  4. Your macro photography is really something to behold! Have a lovely holiday!

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    Comment by Roberta — November 23, 2011 @ 7:25 am

  5. Hi Montucky, I especially like that first shot of the grass stalks. Have a wonderful day and a great Thanksgiving tomorrow!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 23, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    • Thanks wildlifewatcher. I hope you have a very good day too!

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      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

  6. The frames around the images contribute to the painting-like feel. Nice!

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    Comment by Kim — November 23, 2011 @ 11:00 am

  7. Wonderful! These look like paintings– especially within a frame! Lovely!

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    Comment by Barbara — November 23, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    • Thanks Barbara. I found the frames on Picnik, a free feature of Flickr and decided to play with them a bit.

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      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

  8. Both are lovely. The second is my favorite, though. So much beauty in natural shapes.

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    Comment by sandy — November 23, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    • Thanks Sandy. Yes, the shapes in nature can be exquisite. The snow made these stand right out.

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      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

  9. I love both of these…the first one especially! Simple clean and elegant!

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    Comment by dhphotosite — November 23, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    • I think the simplicity is what made me notice them.

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      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

  10. these are not the typical montucky shots… very nice indeed… however i love your usual “style”! 🙂

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    Comment by kcjewel — November 23, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    • Thanks Jewel. Yes, a little different. I was attracted by the shapes and the contrast.

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      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

  11. Your photographs are like pieces of art, fine art. I like the snow with the contrasts.

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    Comment by Jack Matthews — November 23, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    • Thank you Jack! These were in a large sheet of snow on the river bank just above the water. Nature framed the pictures.

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      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

  12. Wow, terrifically artistic shots! Very minimalist and zen. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Terry.

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    Comment by Candace — November 23, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    • Thanks Candace! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too!

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      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

  13. These are beautiful! I want you to know that I have acknowledged you for an award that we can pass on to other bloggers. It is called Liebster. You can read about it at http://inotherwordsandpictures.wordpress.com There is no pressure to do anything..Just want you to know how much I appreciate your beautiful photography.. Roberta

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    Comment by Roberta — November 23, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    • Thank you for your thoughtfulness Roberta! Just knowing that you appreciate the photographs is the very best award I can get!

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      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

  14. The first photo is so compelling, I found myself staring at it, sort of lost in a trance. Great shot.

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    Comment by burstmode — November 24, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    • Thanks. I’m continually fascinated at the completely natural scenes that I encounter. Who could duplicate that display?

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      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2011 @ 9:46 am

  15. Love those still lives… the colours, both strong and soft, they bring in a snowy landscape. Beautifully captured!

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    Comment by isathreadsoflife — November 25, 2011 @ 2:19 am

  16. Awesome photos! I love the first photo very much. You fantastic nature photographer. Congratulations.

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    Comment by sartenada — November 25, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    • Thanks sartenada. There is much beauty to photograph in nature!

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      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

  17. The first photo is…perfect! You couldn’t have captured a graceful clump of grace more perfectly.

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    Comment by kateri — November 25, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

  18. These are gorgeous captures of grasses in the snow! I just love both! Perfect 🙂

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    Comment by Anna — November 26, 2011 @ 9:53 am

  19. I LOVE the first image… the simplicity of the colors and the composition are marvelous.

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    Comment by Victoria — December 8, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    • I also love it for its simplicity. That’s very much the way I am too.

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      Comment by montucky — December 8, 2011 @ 11:14 pm


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