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1108_1620 Crustose lichen | by wild prairie man
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1108_1620 Crustose lichen

I am continually adding to my collection of crustose lichens that completely surround areas of bare rock on prairie boulders. The shape of the exposed rock is the interesting part to me - the so-called "negative space". Without exception, I shoot them using a macro lens, tripod, small f-stop, slow shutter speed, and I try to line up the plane of my subject parallel with the plane of my camera's sensor to ensure edge to edge sharpness. Here's the latest...

 

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Taken on August 30, 2011