According to the science, lichens distribution is indicator for a good air quality. If that is right, the village Gitzi, situated in the Western part of Stara Planina mountain, near by the border between Bulgaria and Serbia, is with the most clean air all over the our country. This species of lishen is wide-spread in the whole surrounding area.
Probably this is Caloplaca ignea, the "flame lichen" or The "elegant sunburst lichen", Xanthoria elegans.
Some usefull facts for the lichens: Given appropriate amounts of light and moisture, clean air, and freedom from competition, lichens can colonize almost any undisturbed surface. Most lichens grow very, very slowly, often less than a millimeter per year, and some lichens are thought to be among the oldest living things on Earth. The unique biochemical compounds produced by lichens have made them useful to people in traditional cultures as dyes and medicines.
For the photo-processing : I make some improvement: 5% saturation added, 2% lightnening, cropping and framing.
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molika (211) 2007-02-28 6:05
Impresivni boi,mnogu interesno.Imas cuden pogled nasvetot.Mnogu nekarakteristicni fotografii ipovtornopriroda :)
Super, pozdrav ... uste ednas ja posakuvamzelbata da vidam sliki od prirodnite ezerca na Rila i Pirin :)
Mitch (0) 2007-02-28 16:58
Great composition with good colours and clear details.
robob (3646) 2007-03-07 12:11
C’est une image très intéressante en détails et accompagnée d’une excellente note. Félicitations !
Amicalement et à bientôt,
Mike-Rix (152) 2007-04-27 11:49
These lichens are nicely put into a picture. Good sharpness and color.
- Copyright: Silvia Zenova (silvia_zenova) (1332)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-02-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: SONY DSC S60, Carl Zeiss 2.2-48.5
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-28 4:37