Views: 441 (191 Unique) 
Vote 129
Award Shortlist   


By Jasper87  
... Moss Grin

Thought I'd try something different. It looked good in the backlit, wintry sun with remnants of the frost in the shadows still.

Iso 200, 1/60s, f9, handheld (couldn't get the tripod in!!)

Tags: Plants Close-up and macro Moss Back lighting

Voters: Eastlands, ColleenA, User_Removed and 126 more

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Exclusive 25% off Affinity Photo: Professional photo editing with no subscription!


ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
19 Apr 2013 8:26AM
Wow Dave, this is an amazing capture, love the lighting and composition...excellent!!!

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
19 Apr 2013 8:28AM
I have not heard of her for many a moon Dave Smile Excellent photo !!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 8:28AM
isn't growth just wonderful ?
You really have captured this beautifully
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
19 Apr 2013 8:31AM
I am looking forward to bringing my macro lens out soon, this is a great shot. - gary
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Apr 2013 8:32AM
A beautiful image, Dave. Carol
19 Apr 2013 8:39AM
Well seen and captured. Beautful back lighting.

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
19 Apr 2013 8:39AM
Delicate and beautiful.

pamkelly 6 47 England
19 Apr 2013 8:43AM
Lovely capture. Did I see it in a challenge?
19 Apr 2013 8:49AM
Excellent - I love these tiny plants.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
19 Apr 2013 8:49AM
Like the light and good close up details here Dave, congrats on the GEA
Regards Richard
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 8:54AM
A great close up, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 9:07AM
Very, very beautiful. A tropical rain forest in miniature.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 9:23AM
Works for me Dave - Wonderful.


ps, they resemble the machines in War of the Worlds.Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 9:34AM
Excellent macro, love the backlighting.

As the saying goes: A change is as good as a . . .

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
19 Apr 2013 9:34AM
Demanding macro Dave, you managed it !!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
19 Apr 2013 9:45AM
Amazing work done with a handheld camera, Dave. A cracker of a macro with back light, colour, sharpness and all.
Ayoob 7 Australia
19 Apr 2013 10:03AM
WOW.....THIS IMAGE IS AMAZING ,Dave - it's so beautiful...........GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 10:04AM
Well how could I resist something with that title?
I love it of course - a beautiful natural nature image
and besides when all the world was against my daffodil blur you liked itWink
Seriously this is so well observed - love it.
Kate (no moss)GrinGrinGrin
Lovely backlit on the stems and nice coloured tones in the glass
but I am still looking for some kind of impact. WesternRed.
19 Apr 2013 10:16AM
Amazing capture, outstanding light and superb Dof, Dave!
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 10:17AM
Cracking macro
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
19 Apr 2013 10:21AM
Nicely done. You have a steady hand. Smile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
19 Apr 2013 10:21AM
I see I'm not alone in thinking this superb! Amazing details, great backlighting and colours, not forgetting, loved that title!

19 Apr 2013 10:28AM
excellent Dave very fine detail and light

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 10:30AM
Now that is a title that matches the thin line plant!
wonderful back lighting and great shot
congrats on all the awards
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
19 Apr 2013 10:36AM
Wonderful lighting and selective focus Dave, the range of complimentary tones awesome, well worth the awards.


19 Apr 2013 10:43AM
Excellent capture, Dave. Superb use of light and dof.
mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 10:49AM
Reminds me of eels popping out of sand in a nature program or the original war of the worlds "aliens". Great macro work. A pleasure to view.
DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 10:50AM
Superb! Lovely rich colours and wonderfully sharp!
19 Apr 2013 11:33AM
Now that's macro, Dave!
Excellent stuff!

KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
19 Apr 2013 11:38AM
An unusual one for you, Dave, and a great title! I don't know why I'm seeing "War of The Worlds"-type creatures in this, but there you are. Great stuff.


Herge88 11 40 4 England
19 Apr 2013 11:50AM
Beautiful light in this.

Best Matt
jovanovic 6 26 France
19 Apr 2013 12:42PM
Colours, compo, dof, freshness... Excellent SmileSmileSmile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
19 Apr 2013 1:01PM
Wonderful Dave. Great use of the available light.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 1:22PM
A nice departure Dave and worthy of those awards Grin very well captured indeed.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 1:31PM
This is a spectacular macro! Grin
A "moss Icon" for sure! Well seen with wonderful light ...
19 Apr 2013 1:44PM
An exellent catpture. You seem to get it quite sharp even if it was hand held at this f and iso which is amazing.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 1:54PM
Brilliant Dave - very at-'moss'-pheric! Wink
Looks like little gangly aliens to me too! Smile

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
19 Apr 2013 3:00PM
Very beautiful and very worthy of the awards......Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
19 Apr 2013 3:52PM
Wonderful capture, Dave, super backlighting Wink
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 5:07PM
I worry about you Dave but your creativity has come up trumps! Excellent macro work. Did I know you had this lens? SmileSmileSmile
19 Apr 2013 5:53PM
Excellent capture, Dave.

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 6:08PM
I love to get to peep into these tiny worlds, nice one.Smile

1881 6 India
19 Apr 2013 7:10PM
A beautiful image.

------- sanjeev ------
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 7:31PM
I like the way you thought this shot thro and planned it. The backlighting really works because of the delicate nature of the subject and good bokeh adds a non distracting bg. Paul
9 10 10 England
19 Apr 2013 7:38PM
Superb - nothing to add!!
19 Apr 2013 8:18PM
That's one fine looking image, Dave. Beautiful, vibrant tones and enhancing light.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 8:37PM
What happened to "Two"....... I demand a recountTongue......there are at least 22 here, come to think of it what happened to the tripodWink or will that be three?
Congratulations on all the awards Dave, well deserved, lovely shotGrin
LexEquine 12 19 United States
19 Apr 2013 10:57PM
Superb Focus, color, tones, Details, & Compo ~ Peter
20 Apr 2013 3:55AM
I love the Irish Kate wrote. A gentle humor for appreciating natural beauty.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
20 Apr 2013 6:18AM
I love the diagonals and a great light also

User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 9:23AM
A superb close up image Dave, everything spot on, well done.
Regards, Alf.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 10:14AM
Great work on the focusing and has a warm feel to it. Well done, this is a cracker!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
20 Apr 2013 10:32AM
Dave, lovely image.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
20 Apr 2013 10:54AM
Lovely macro with beautiful light and DOF Dave.
xwang 9 56 8
20 Apr 2013 11:41AM
Really? Beautifully done. I bought a Joby Gorillapod, it can hold up a DSLR with zoom lens.. but I don't like to use tripod anyway....
BTW, thank you for the comment,Dave.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
20 Apr 2013 4:19PM
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Apr 2013 11:02PM
Exquisite!!! Love this!
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 10:53PM
Very nicely done Dave. Love the translucent quality of the fronds.
22 Apr 2013 11:11AM
Beautiful image well captured.
Allen, Smile
I sure do love these shots and you captured it very well indeed.
22 Apr 2013 3:28PM
an amazing delicate capture beautifully lit
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 4:36PM
The light makes this a beauty Dave - congratulations on its many awards SmileSmile
1881 6 India
22 Apr 2013 7:04PM
A beautiful image
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
22 Apr 2013 7:22PM
WONderful capture and angle, Dave. Not easy, this, and it's turned out really well Smile

moiral 8 12 Scotland
22 Apr 2013 8:12PM
Now that's what I call a close up. Beautiful light backlighting it too.
But I think we have bigger moss in Scotland - we could probably get a tripod in WinkGrinTongueTongueTongueTongue. Moira
Humblebee 6 1 England
22 Apr 2013 9:40PM
A miniscule world within ours - I love macro shots and this is one of the best, Dave, excellent light. clarity and colour ... Carol GrinGrinGrin
superb Macro, well done

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 12:45PM
Good DoF and nicely sharp for hand held. The backlighting works really well through the moss flower heads and especially on the translucent bulb at the tip. It also models the ground nicely. I like the way the heads are all aligned and almost identical. It resembles an alien word and is a useful reminder not just to look at the big views; beauty and photographic potential can be found anywhere (almost) Grin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Apr 2013 5:18PM
A fantastic piece of macrowork Dave, you've focused on something that many of us would have passed by without giving it a second thought. That lens is mightily impressive, I can't wait to get my hands on gary_d's spare one.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
29 Apr 2013 1:11PM
Gorgeous capture.
Wow, look at all those votes and awards.
Very well done Dave.

YorkshireSam 8 110 3 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 1:19PM
Lovely image, I'd forgot that moss puts up these lovely little seed heads.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.