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Old Feb 15, 2011, 8:44 PM   #1
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this greenery is common hereabouts, but up close it looks much different from what we normally see... can you tell what it is? 5D, 24-135 @ 85mm, 10 sec @ f/11. this is a 100% center crop.

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Old Feb 16, 2011, 9:47 AM   #2
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Rocky,

It's clearly is a moss, I think. You can see the capsules. I have a couple of books on mosses. The exact name I don't know for sure. My best guess is one of the Broom Mosses, for instance the Dícranum majus or Dícranum polysétum.

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can't fool you, i guess! yep, it's moss, growing on the side of an old cedar stump in the woods along side a stream. it's pretty damp down there in the ravine, and doesn't get a lot of sun, so most of the trees have a good layer of moss on them. gives the place almost a rain-forest feel, even though the area rarely gets more than 36" of rain a year and is located in the middle of the suburbs of Seattle...
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Old Feb 16, 2011, 4:45 PM   #4
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Amazing how something so tiny can look this big. Well done.
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