Arctic Willow

Uploaded: May 31, 2003 22:49:28


Salix artica - Another plant growing on Thompson Pass - A very small family of willow that grows as runners in the tundra. Sometimes they're just a little bundle of leaves sticking out of the ground. They make some fairly large pussy willows though. This one is roughly 1.5 cm in diameter.


Dottie Shepherd June 01, 2003

Great Shot, Gary #37613

William C. Raco level-classic May 26, 2019

Amazing detail, Gary.
Very crisp and bright.
Great work

bill #106958

Gary W. Lake May 26, 2019

Great shot Gary! Wild looking plant. #106970

Shirley L. Carpenter May 26, 2019

I really like this image....... Great Shot Gary........ #106981

Murry Grigsby May 26, 2019

Very nice shot, Gary. I really like your composition, DOF, light, textures and colors of this image. Well done!! And thanks as always for the great information. #107038

Margo Blackwood May 26, 2019

Wow Gary this is beautiful, so sharp, it is amazing what grows on the tundra, very hardy plants. Thank you for the info. #107063

Leanne M.E. Boyd May 26, 2019

Very nice. I like the texture, colour and composition. #107069

Colette M. Metcalf May 26, 2019

Gary,, great! #107117

Lem Metro May 26, 2019

Macro work with the Sony! Good job, Gary! #107201

Dolores Neilson May 26, 2019

Looks poisonous, Gary!! You know what they say about red plants! Nice shot! #107330

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Thanks for all your great comments! I'm glad so many of you find these wild plants interesting. It's a whole different world on top of the mountain where the summers are extremely short and everything is buried in 20 - 50 ft of snow all winter. Everything except alders is very short and tiny. #107461

Tracy L. Kolisnyk May 26, 2019

aaahhhh, springtime in Alaska....
Hi Gary! Beautiful little plant. I've been away for sometime now. I look forward to seeing your new spring/summer Alaskan landscapes shots! :) #107851

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Thank you, Tracy! By now I believe you've already seen one of those shots :-) #107986

Kathleen Clemons July 07, 2003

Congratulations, Gary! #135124

Wolfgang Dolak July 07, 2003

A masterpiece, Gary!! Congrats and best of luck!
birdie #135181

Murry Grigsby July 07, 2003

Congrats, Gary! #135184

Gary W. Lake July 07, 2003

Congrats Gary - well deserved finalist win for this shot! #135502

Cathy Barrows July 07, 2003

Congrats...very unusual flower...great comp #136079

Lee Teft July 07, 2003

Congratulations Gary! I'm delighted, as you know, to see you demonstrating your talent by broadening your range of subjects. Win next month with a macro and you'll have all the bases covered. I'm very happy for you. #136115

Leanne M.E. Boyd July 07, 2003

Congratulations Gary, and good luck in the finals!!! #136190

Margo Blackwood July 07, 2003

Congrats.. somehow knew it was a winner, lol. #136191

Tracy L. Kolisnyk July 07, 2003

Congrats Gary!!! #136264

LJ Corliss level-classic July 07, 2003

Congrats to you :) #136647

Dottie Shepherd July 07, 2003

Congratulations, Gary..!!! #136868

Ron Goldman July 07, 2003

Congratulations again Gary!!!! #136893

Ellen Peach level-classic July 08, 2003

Beautiful image....congratulations, Gary! #137566

Gunther Allen July 08, 2003

A beautiful image and capture Gary! Congrats! -Gunther #138070

Dolores Neilson July 09, 2003

You capture wonderful things at Thompson Pass, Gary! Congratulations! #138769

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe July 10, 2003

Thank you, everyone for your very nice congratulations and well wishes! I was a bit surprised that out of all my entries last month, this one would make the finals. A pleasant surpise, though :-) I appreciate all the continual support that you all give me on a daily basis! #139430

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