Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Repeating patterns in nature

My blog friend Kat who hosts "Exploring with a Camera" has inspired me to look for repeating patterns this week.  Although many of the examples posted here are from the man made world, I found this strong repeating pattern in a vigorous plant that was pushing through the earth up on Mount Washington.  I don't even know the name of it, although somebody told me it is Solomon's Seal.  Isn't it beautiful with the the ridged pattern on the leaves that narrows to a point at the top?

I recently got a new camera (Cannon G12) with lots of manual settings and I am planning to try different approaches to photography with it.  I've never been too sure about F stops and all that but I intend to learn.


  1. These are great repeating patterns, in the leaf and the repetition of the leaf both. Awesome. I'm so glad that you and others are linking in nature shots because mine tend toward the man-made as you said. Thanks so much for linking in with Exploring with a Camera!

  2. What a wonderful photo idea, repeating patterns.
    Your photo today is beautiful.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. I had the word Fractals in my mind, but I think that refers to patterns within patterns that get smaller ? Nice picture..

  4. Hi Joanne - Great pattern and texture and symmetry shot.

  5. What a gorgeous photo. Love the perspective, the patterns and the colours.

  6. You have a fabulous blog! You have some cute dogs too. I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with the Creative Blog Award for all the hard work you do!

    Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.


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