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328/365: "Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage." ~ William Slim (British Soldier)

328/365: "Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage." ~ William Slim (British Soldier)
5 more pictures in notes above ! :)

I left the dogs behind today because I wanted to go to the lower forest to look for mushrooms and other interesting subjects, but this area of our property is not fenced to the main road. I can't concentrate on both photography and the dogs at the same time and I will not risk their safety, so they had to stay at home.

Veering off into the darker part of the forest, I came to a stop at a very special log which I call "The British Soldier Log." On it grows a beautiful and tiny, red-tipped lichen that I have not found anywhere else on our property except on a log along the ridge line. I'll never forget how excited I was when I first found this lichen a couple of years ago. Who ever heard of red-tipped lichen before?!! SO COOL!!! :D

Since I had my macro flash on my camera, I knew I'd be able to get some good pictures, and I also had some time to spend, so I decided to really study this log carefully. I took off my glasses so that I was essentially blind, but for what I was doing, I could see better than most. I spent about 20 minutes looking very carefully all over this log to see what other treasures grew there. I found other groups of British Soldier Lichen that I hadn't seen before and many types of fungus and lichen, and I even found acorns that had been hammered into a tiny crack by some woodpeckers!

As I was looking around the log, I noticed a crack, which I peered through. On the other side, the perfect form of a beautiful British Soldier stared back at me! Grabbing my glasses and grinning broadly, I knew I had my Picture of the Day as I positioned my camera for a series of pictures!

Field Marshal William Joseph "Bill" Slim, 1st Viscount Slim (6 August 1891 – 14 December 1970) was a British military commander and the 13th Governor-General of Australia. He fought in both the First and Second world wars and was wounded in action three times. During World War II he led the 14th Army, the so-called "forgotten army" in the Burma campaign. From 1953 to 1959 he was Governor-General of Australia, regarded by many Australians as an authentic war hero who had fought with the Anzacs at Gallipoli. Wikipedia: William Slim (British Soldier)

Explored on November 25, 2013. Highest placement, page 2 (#41)...

* ઇઉ *, Boarischa Krautmo, Goia, foto buff and 46 other people have particularly liked this photo


36 comments - The latest ones
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Excellente idée pour une belle photo , bravo Janet
7 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Beautiful photo.

My father fought under FM Bill Slim..and yes.. it was the Forgotten Army.. still is. Slim stood by his men first last amd always.. and he was never treated with the respect to the same degree that "other FM's" who were arrogant and self serving were.

Slim was worshipped by his men.. and they followed him not from command.. but from courage and honour and respect.
7 years ago.
 fragglerocks
fragglerocks club
lovely lichen shot, perfect focus.
7 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
This is a prize winner if ever I saw one!! Just fantastic!
7 years ago.
 Gerda
Gerda club
Great find and capture...so well spotted, Janet!

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7 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Wonderful capture and POV!
7 years ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Nicely framed =D

EDIT: And great story!
7 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
This is a beautiful collection of images, Janet. I could fave every one. The main one is my favourite favourite but they're all lovely.
Careful when you take your glasses off in the woods - you'll walk into trees!!
Have a great week ahead.
7 years ago.
 Vijay Diksit
Vijay Diksit
Nice POV
Thanks for adding your high quality picture on Nature Fine Pictures Gallery
Nature Fine Pictures Gallery
Nature fine pictures gallery
7 years ago.
 Jean
Jean club
Well done you for spotting this image and taking it so well. Thanks for the quote too. I couldn't agree more.
7 years ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Yet again another stunning photograph. The crack in the wood makes a wonderful frame for this incredible picture. Well done.
7 years ago.
 Eve
Eve
Magnifique série ***

Bravo !! Janet!
7 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
Brilliant ! Excellent capture friend!! Compliments !!! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!!! Wishes for enjoyable Up-coming week !!!!!!
7 years ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
Well Done!!
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Pond!!
7 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
+++++++++++++++++++++++++Masterpieces++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++!
7 years ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
Thanks for adding your high quality picture on Nature Fine Pictures Gallery
Nature Fine Pictures Gallery
Nature fine pictures gallery
7 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Stunning image !!
7 years ago.
 Bernhard Hofbeck
Bernhard Hofbeck club
Wonderful Janet - I love them all!
7 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Beautiful job, Janet ! *******
7 years ago.
 Alain Genève
Alain Genève
C'est magnifique. Belle présentation**********
7 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Stunning shot.
7 years ago.
 Rita Guimaraes
Rita Guimaraes
I just love your shot.
And also, what you bring about moral courage.
Simply fantastic.
7 years ago.
 Blueman
Blueman
Great
7 years ago.
 Tacheles
Tacheles
Adorable.
7 years ago.
 (*NIKonGT*)
(*NIKonGT*) club
Wonderful presentation and great serie :-) Thanks
7 years ago.
 Danielle
Danielle club
Un Mystère très joli cette photo !!!
7 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Posted a picture of these last week and photographed some of them again today. Aren't they amazing? Outstanding shot.
7 years ago.
Janet Brien club
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I shall scamper over with great enthusiasm to see yours! :D
7 years ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
A fantastic looking lichen and such an interesting story to go with it. Lovely series of shots. I haven't worked out how to put links to photos in the comment boxes yet :-) Congratulations on Explore.
Seen in Prime lenses.
7 years ago.
 Ron Masters
Ron Masters
The keyhole effect makes this other-worldly--well seen! I think I like the close-up best. Funny that the insert shows up larger than the full-size version. Sneaky way to get more screen space!
7 years ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Fantastic series of amazing lichen shots, Janet!
Awesome collage of Lesser Goldfinch photos too!

Congratulations!

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7 years ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Well spoted.....great capture.
7 years ago.
 Gerlinde
Gerlinde
very lovely composition!
7 years ago.
 Janano -
Janano - club
Wonderful image Janet. Stands out clear and bright. Beautiful specimen
7 years ago.
 foto buff
foto buff
I like doing this framing too....
7 years ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
wonderful picture!
and astonishing how you remember a six and a half years old picture ;-))
11 months ago.

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