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Life Springs Eternal

Sprouting from the trunk of a dead tree, this mushroom helps breakdown the tree's tough woody cellulose, thus returning nutrients to the forest floor. Nutrients that will be utilized in new plant growth.
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Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)

Bitterroot is a common perennial found growing in dry grasslands and sagebrush slopes of the south Okanagan basin which includes the Similkameen Valley where these flowers were photographed. These flowers, with their tiny reduced leaves borne on a fleshy stem, open only when the sun is out!
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Basalt Columns

Yellow and red lichens encrust hexagonal columns of basalt at Keremeos Columns Provincial Park in southern British Columbia.
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Textures

Ponderosa Pine bark (Pinus ponderosa) in a snow bank.
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A new photo: the first for 2017.

Extreme closeup of agatized dinosaur bone in cross section.

Shot with a 55mm micro-nikkor lens on a set of Nikon PB-4 bellows for an ultra close view!

Four image, focus stack.
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Poison!

Today's studio lighting project.
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Studio Still Life

Trying my hand at a bit of studio still life this afternoon. Lit with a single speedlite shot through a diffuser and bounced off a wall. The flask sits on a piece of white foam core. Next time I'll try to control the reflections a bit more.
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The sky was on fire tonight!
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An old image reworked in Lightroom and Aurora HDR.

Inspired by +Kathleen Clemons and her awesome Creative Live course- Creating Painterly Photographs

#CreativeLive #Macphun #AuroraHDR  
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There is some crazy cloud action happening today!

#mobilephonepics #clouds 
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7/29/16
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