Since you can get close to cup-lichen very easily, and they tend not to be moved by the wind, they make for an ideal type of macro subject. Doing something creative with them is quite something else, and sometimes others have good ideas (thanks Dik Hermes) like trying to create the feeling of spying on the cup-lichen as if they were some type of wildlife!
After some time searching I found just the group of cup-lichen to make this work. Making sure the lines of two groups of cup lichen, and grass in front crossed made for an interesting composition. I also wanted to make sure to include the blue sky. Adding the sky, I think, gives the color contras setting of the cup-lichen and adds variation to the usual earth background for this type of subject. To keep out the hard sunlight from the cup-lichen I used a foldable diffuser.
Nikon D200, 90/2.8, f10 1/15s, ISO200, extension tubes, foldable diffusor.