Montana Outdoors

February 3, 2016

Ice on Juniper leaves

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:18 pm

Night photo

Ice on juniper leaves

Just foolin’ around.



  1. Really beautiful shapes in the ice and on the juniper too.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — February 3, 2016 @ 9:37 pm

  2. This is beautiful, thanks so much for spending a bit of your time fooling around.


    Comment by Charlie@Seattletrekker — February 3, 2016 @ 10:56 pm

    • Thanks Charlie. It didn’t turn out as I expected, but I liked it anyway.


      Comment by montucky — February 4, 2016 @ 10:10 am

  3. You may have been “just fooling around” but this is beautiful, Terry.


    Comment by Jane — February 3, 2016 @ 11:12 pm

    • Thanks Jane! I walked out to see if the snow had started yet and caught a little sparkle from a juniper bush and had to try a few photos. I liked this one. A macro shot in the dark using a hiking staff as a monopod.

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      Comment by montucky — February 3, 2016 @ 11:22 pm

  4. Nice macro. It shows the tiny overlapping scales of the juniper perfectly.


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — February 4, 2016 @ 3:54 am

  5. Well, keep on foolin’ around because that photo is fascinating.


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — February 4, 2016 @ 7:17 am

    • It always pays to try. Thank goodness for digital or I would be spending a fortune on film and developing!


      Comment by montucky — February 4, 2016 @ 10:13 am

  6. As soon as I saw it, I thought, “cedar.” Of course, that’s because what most Texans call cedar actually is Ashe juniper, and your buds and leaves are almost identical. I like the clarity of the ice, too. It’s a beautiful photo.


    Comment by shoreacres — February 4, 2016 @ 7:57 am

    • What first caught my eye was just a shiny point of light reflected from the ice and I could barely see that in the monitor. Turns out the leaves (which I ignored) made the photo interesting!


      Comment by montucky — February 4, 2016 @ 10:16 am

  7. Hi Montucky, Oh wow! Such a neat macro. You are good at taking pictures very close up. Have a great day tomorrow!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — February 4, 2016 @ 7:27 pm

    • Thank you! I’ve found that close-ups can show us a lot of things we normally wouldn’t be able to see, some very beautiful.


      Comment by montucky — February 4, 2016 @ 8:05 pm

  8. Superb! A miniature ice sculpture!


    Comment by Jo Woolf — February 5, 2016 @ 12:41 pm

    • It wasn’t at all like what I expected, but I liked the “sculpture” anyway.


      Comment by montucky — February 5, 2016 @ 4:14 pm

  9. this is so beautiful. i love seeing the details which are very much like a cedar tree. I have used this design to portray braided hair in art because of the cedar. so i looked up juniper and cedar to see if they are related and indeed they are. I did not know 😉


    Comment by Tammie — February 6, 2016 @ 5:42 pm

    • In the high plains region of Arizona there are a lot of old juniper, many of which have died and fallen down or are badly leaning: the local Indians call them “knock-down cedars”.


      Comment by montucky — February 6, 2016 @ 9:18 pm

  10. Ahem, that’s not fooling around, that’s art! Wow!!


    Comment by WildBill — February 8, 2016 @ 6:49 am

    • Nature can be surprising. All I saw was a point of light that I thought might be a frozen water drop. The lens showed me something more.


      Comment by montucky — February 8, 2016 @ 8:40 pm

  11. A work of art! Can’t help it, but I ‘see’ a side profile of a dog looking to the right, lickin’ his chops! 🙂 Awesome fooling around! Keep at it!!


    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — February 8, 2016 @ 8:50 pm

  12. Almost like a jewel. Just beautiful.


    Comment by Vicki — February 9, 2016 @ 3:29 am

  13. Prettier than diamonds. I do wish I could take photos of ice now and then but doesn’t happen too often. The bird bath was frozen a few mornings ago but I didn’t get to it in time with the camera.


    Comment by Candace — February 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

    • Snow and ice creations are often very pretty, but they also come with a few drawbacks. I don’t mind putting up with the conditions that produce them though. And Pring is coming.

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by montucky — February 9, 2016 @ 8:47 pm

  14. Very artistic photo. Both of them, ice and Junpe, are beautiful.


    Comment by Sartenada — February 17, 2016 @ 12:57 am

    • I caught just a glimpse of light on ice, tried a photo and liked it.


      Comment by montucky — February 17, 2016 @ 10:37 pm

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