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Photos of Green

Updated on October 24, 2012

Photographs of Green Things

I'm greatly attracted to green things. How about you?

Buoyed by kind comments from readers of my other photo lenses, I'm tabling all my green shots.

Here they are, for your utility and pleasure. Check back often, as this verdant collection is sure to grow!

The Green Man - Go Man! Go!

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photo green man traffic light pedestrian crossing

I don't know why this symbol can't be androgynous. That said, I do like this 'tunnel' to a tiny, dusty micro world that few visit. Can you see me in the reflection?

Green Machine - I think these neighbours prefer to walk.

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photo green ivy cover rolling garage door

I know I'm going a bit heavy on ivy shots, but it's hard to resist a juxtposition like this. I hope you don't mind.

Gutter Snipe - Some of us are looking at the stars ...

photo young green eucalypt tree gutter sunlight
photo young green eucalypt tree gutter sunlight

I love taking shots in late afternoon light. And I'm a big fan of nature triumphing over humanity. This plucky future gum tree has wrested a foothold in the cracked gutter of a seldom used road. And judging by the sun streaming through its leaves, it has chosen jolly well!

Barley Dog - The most loyal companion.

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green barley dog photo

It's a joy to go for a long wander with my camera and doggies. They love it, because they have oodles of time to faff around (unlike on my power walks). I love it because I'm never short of company. In fact, when composing a shot, I often have to shoo them away. On this occasion, however, the image in my viewfinder was so endearing I just had to keep it. My dear old loyal doggie! BTW, I don't know if that grass is barley or not. But it sure looks like how I imagine barley should.

Cutting Corners - Turning over a new leaf.

Green vine on brick corner wall
Green vine on brick corner wall

I like this creeper a lot. You may recall I snapped it in autumn, when it was at its most glorious. (Click the pic to see that shot.) It's nice to see a change of mood in late spring. Guess I'd better come back in summer and winter too.

Green Room - I thought I'd try photographing something other than plants.

green chairs arranged round a table in a foyer
green chairs arranged round a table in a foyer

But I'm not sure this subject is terribly exciting. What say you?

Green Salad - Chomp chomp chomp chomp!

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hungry hungry hungry hungry caterpillar

Chomp chomp chomp chomp chomp chomp chomp chomp ...

Hanging Gardens - A swinging time.

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My third attempt to capture this grass. The slightest breeze sets these delicate parts swinging like mad. The shot isn't perfect, but I'm getting there.

Ringing Endorsement - Who says playgrounds are just for kids?!

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I grabbed these rings, but didn't swing. Looking at the shadows now, I wonder if you could make a sundial of this structure. That way, it'd always be ... playtime!

Bronze Age - Do you suffer from verdigris?

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Call me weird, but I'm more fascinated by the deterioration of these materials than the message they hold. Right down to how corrosion is attacking the abraded letter edges. Note the green patina bleeding to the stones below.

Holding The Line - A photo poem.

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Winter.

A long, active life - lived to good purpose.

The proof in scars.

A dipping sun gilds fragile bones.

Awkwardly set, but clinging yet.

To this worldly thread.

Brave. Upright.

An iron will holds failing parts.

With fixed stare that daren’t fall.

To the creeping gloom.

Pole Power - An energetic performance.

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This enterprising creeper impresses the pants off me. Every year the council workers slash it to bits, and every year it grows back. Some years, it almost makes it to the railway line power cables. Nice one, Nature!

Pine The Sky - Feeling needled? Don't bristle!

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Pine trees. They look good. Smell good. Sound good. Feel good. Wonder what they taste like ...

Green Energy - The 'other' type of mill.

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I went for this shot because of the pond weed. Little did I suspect the green sheen on the wood and wall. A nice surprise. I find this photo sad. But I can't just photograph grass forever!

Mowed Down - Your grass is MINE!

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I shot this from many angles without success. Then I had the idea of using the grass' perspective. Though this machine hasn't seen action for a while (note the bird poo) it still has presence.

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Fresh Air - The grass is dancing!

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Nothing brings grass to life like a good breeze. Though this is merely a still, I hope you can sense the energy present in what was a wonderful scene.

Sun Lover - Feel it in your veins!

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What a celebration of light and life! Check the exquisite details. And the shadows. And the pure energy coursing through these leaves. Great stuff!

Green with Ivy - Knock! Knock!

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I don't think anyone's home.

Land of Lorax - Does this look Seusy to you?

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When you get down to it, grass can look pretty zany. I love this loopy, mossy netherworld!

In the Pink - Sometimes you need contrast ...

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I think the pink makes the green more green. This fresh, dew-spangled clover was a delight to capture. Such a pleasing image from what could be considered a prosaic subject.

How Green Was My Doggie - Essential background reading!

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I love the illusion of scale, but this scene was way smarter than I. While I worried about the gum leaf on the distant succulent, a much bigger leaf lay in the bottom left corner.

And as I wondered if the bark could pass for a log, my two Jack Russell Terriers brought an entirely new scale to the equation. Sometimes it’s better to be a conduit than a pool.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @Gloriousconfusion: I'm very grateful for your feedback and generous support. I love hearing which photos strike a chord. Many thanks indeed! P. :)

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      Diana Grant 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Loved the photos on this lens. Hereâs a virtual string of Mardi Gras beads for you!

      And angel Blessings from me for some delightful photographs - I particularly liked the ones of grass (hanging gardens) and the playground shot.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @Light-in-me: Thanks very much, Robin. Your visit was just what I needed during a rather 'down' day. Best regards, P. :)

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      Light-in-me 6 years ago

      Hello Paul,

      I just wanted to stop back and let you know how much I love this lens by giving it a cupid kiss. Happy Valentines Day, keep up the great work!

      Robin :)

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @thesuccess2: You write the best comments! :)

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      thesuccess2 6 years ago

      Paul, I am green with envy!

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @adamnrave: Great to hear it, Adam. And yes, you're spot on. If that's life, I choose it! Best regards, P. :)

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      adamnrave 6 years ago

      Love the new shots. I always notice plants that get a toehold wherever. In gutters, on roofs, in carparks ... life just wants to have a crack doesn't it? Keep them coming. Green with enjoyment at the end.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @anonymous: That's a fabulous idea, Mark. Unfortunately, I'm in Australia. Care to help me out with a lazy 100? ;)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think a shot of the famous greenback would complete this lens. The famous $100 bill from the US.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @Tarra99: I'm very pleased to be in sync with your new preference! Thank you for visiting. :)

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      Green is my new fav color...apparently it's the color that represents "health".

      Aces!

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @dellgirl: Thank you very much for saying so. I'm very glad you visited. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Some really nice green photos that you have added. Its a treat to stop by to see what's new. You shall never run out of green, but if you do, a bucket of green paint works. Nice work:)

      Thanks for the love!

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      dellgirl 6 years ago

      Beautiful lens, it's really nice. I love the color green.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @anonymous: And you never run out of kind words, Tipi! Thank you. :)

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @Light-in-me: Thank you, Robin, for your generous comment. I'm so pleased to receive such thoughtful feedback! :)

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      Light-in-me 6 years ago

      Hello Paul,

      These pictures are just great, and you have a way with words. I can not even pick a favorite well maybe the light pole, no the wall yea, oh wait the rings are so cool darn.

      I guess I just love them all!

      Great job,

      Robin :)

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @Charmcrazey: Thanks so much for your feedback. I love to hear people's favourites. And I'm very pleased to know yours. Best regards, P. :)

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Our grass is no longer green due to a few freezing nights. It's nice to see some green grass photos as a reminder. Pretty pics in this page, I'm going to have to choose "green with ivy" as my favorite.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @darciefrench lm: Wow, Darcie; that comment sent me to Wikipedia. I hadn't heard of the century plant, but now I know. Thank you for expanding my world. :)

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Love the gutter snipe- reminds me of the story of the century plant. When conditions are appropriate, life will find a way to make good use of them -:)

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @darciefrench lm: Thank you, Darcie. You too! Best regards, P. :)

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      It's a green Christmas here -:) Merry Christmas today and ever day - much love and many blessings for 2011.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Love all your green photos! It's so happy to be here. Thanks for creating this great photos lense :)

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      Paul Hassing 7 years ago

      @darciefrench lm: You leave the best comments, Darcie! Thank you for your generous feedback. :)

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      darciefrench lm 7 years ago

      Green is the color of love. I discovered love in the forest that way as a kid- I fell in love with green. Hoping for more color shot lenses - green is only one of my favorite colors -:)

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      Paul Hassing 7 years ago

      @ChrisDay LM: Thank you, Chris. You are very generous with your comments! :)

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

      Magic, thanks.

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      Paul Hassing 7 years ago

      @adamnrave: It's so good to know you're out there, Ad. When I head out on safari with my camera, I know you're going to be one of the first to spot my new content. This is very helpful. Thank you! :)

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      adamnrave 7 years ago

      Love the green rings. Great shots, as always Paul. Watching with interest. Who wouldv'e thunk green'd be so interesting?

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      Paul Hassing 7 years ago

      @DecoratingEvents: I'm really pleased to hear that, as I wasn't sure about the shot. Thanks for the vote of confidence! :)

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      DecoratingEvents 7 years ago

      I love the green chairs style! Kinda retro-mod.

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      Paul Hassing 7 years ago

      @Amy Fricano: You are so loyal and consistent. Thank you! :)

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      Amy Fricano 7 years ago from WNY

      another beauaty

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      Paul Hassing 7 years ago

      @MargoPArrowsmith: Thank you, Margo. That's just the sort of comment to inspire me to greater heights! Best regards, P. :)

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      I am getting really hooked on your pics! You have an amazing eye, and the groupings you make are really creative! I will be baaaack!

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      Paul Hassing 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Hee hee. :)

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      Paul Hassing 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks, Tipi! My garden isn't doing too well just now. It's hard with two doggies stomping all over it. But I have high hopes for this summer. I always appreciate your visits. :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @PaulHassing LM: The End! ;)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Seeds, that grow green things. Take pictures!

      Must visit your garden again someday, nice shots!

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      Paul Hassing 7 years ago

      @delia-delia: Thanks very much indeed! I'm really happy with how it's coming together. :)

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      Delia 7 years ago

      Looove this lens! great images...well done.

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      Paul Hassing 7 years ago

      @indigoj: Ha! I'm so pleased this lens resonates with you. Your Alpine lens sure did it for me! :)

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      Well, what can I say... you had me at the "I'm greatly attracted to green things." No need to ask why the pear is blushing...

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Test comment.

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      Paul Hassing 7 years ago

      @adamnrave: Hi Ad! You like green stuff better than my red stuff? What about my blue stuff?! :)

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      adamnrave 7 years ago

      It's not easy being green, but you do it very well. I think I like it better than red. Lovely stuff.

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      Paul Hassing 7 years ago

      @GrowWear: Your endorsement means a great deal to me, Mimi. Thank you very much for taking the time. :)

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Hear, hear for the power pole. It's beautiful. Another lovely lens, Paul. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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      Paul Hassing 7 years ago

      @JoannaMaxwell: Thank you, Joanna! How kind of you to make your way here! I really appreciate your comment. Best regards, P. :)

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      JoannaMaxwell 7 years ago

      Love the Holding the Line poem (and pic). really powerful writing..

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      Paul Hassing 7 years ago

      @anonymous: That's a lovely take on this topic, Tipi. Thank you for your endless kindness! :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      God must love green, because nature is beautifully painted with green.

      Cool pictures Paul... XOs