01.29.2019 Hangers On

By the shape it would appear that at one time these were hanging from the bottom of the fallen tree and its fungi (a polypore).ย  Now separated, they are fortunately remaining elevated thanks to the rock they’ve clung to. Although I’ve seen many ice pendants this is a little unique.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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18 Responses to 01.29.2019 Hangers On

  1. How strange. I’ve never seen anything like it. The word that came to mind is stalagmice, a portmanteau of stalagmites and ice.

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  2. susurrus says:

    Amazing. I like the idea of stalagmice.

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  3. Neat! And yes, unique, never seen a formation like that, reminds me of a SE Asian temple complex, with the shrines called stupas (I think).
    Or perhaps the Puritans have been drowning the witches again?

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  4. Stalagmice and drowned witches…not much I can add to that!

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  5. shoreacres says:

    Mother Nature could teach the people at the Hershey factory a thing or two. The great scandal of the recent holiday season was that Hershey’s Kisses were missing their tips. Instead of looking like these delightful ice confections, they were obviously tipless. Whether the Kisses will have their tips back in time for Valentine’s Day is uncertain, but at least we have these pretty treats to enjoy.

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  6. bluebrightly says:

    They’re always exciting to see, and this one is special, becasue of its proximity to the mushrooms with their warmer colors and softer textures. This is the stuff that keeps you itching to get out there and search, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Right you are, Lynn. It’s particularly gratifying to find these wonders. I try to imagine their formation over time.
      I thought a longer exposure would help the pendants stand out as well as offer a sort of mirror-like ground.


      • bluebrightly says:

        You have the technical skills to get the most of things like this. Out there with the tripod I assume, for a longer exposure, and the fascination with the subject and process, you forget how cold it is….then you get back in the car and realize how numb your fingers are, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Yes to a tripod. 99%+ of my shooting is on the tripod. After the numbness fades the pain arrives, but I enjoy capturing these images enough that I can put up with it. I am very mindful of the cold and get back in the car before any damage can occur.

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  7. Very very nice! Beautiful image!

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