FERN- Aging and Dying
This is quite funny because we never say here that we like to take a walk in the bush. It is so specific to your country :) We have ferns here too but I don't think that we have that many species... This is a nice picture that shows us those different stages and I think that it is very interesting :)
I like this composition, details and exposure. This is aslo a good DOF that let us see nice patterns in the BG. Well done and TFS,
- fiyo (15161)
- [2007-05-08 6:43]
Very good exposure and natural colours. This is an excellent composition.TFS
I'm often inspired to photograph fen leaves,but often don't because I decide they are too 'common' Lol.
I have photgraphed a few though and I'll post some 'special' ones later.
This photo is interesting,but has a touch of blue on the dark edges from NZs intense UV rays.
Nice to see you still posting here.
(ps ... just came back from Arthurs Pass so look out for some great Kea shots soon)
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-05-08 9:05]
Another fine fern shot from you! This is a finely composed sharp shot. What I find interesting is the way the fronds die back. In Auckland they seem to curl up and turn dark brown or black directly from the green. In Europe they first turn yellow, then gradually to a mid brown, and this applies to the whole plant. In the spring new shoots come up from the ground.
I guess you suggestion that it must be due to the mild climate is about right.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2007-05-09 12:54]
Wow! I never knew spores formed on the back of ferns. I too also like the form of the ferns but then something about that green really draws the viewer in. I really like the newly formed curly ferns as they unroll and stretch out. A very nice image showing the later stage of a ferns cycle. :)_
- livios (16942)
- [2007-05-10 0:15]
Janice, another beautiful fern posted by you.
I like composition, with the dying leaves, a lot.
Besides, great sharpness and pov.
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2007-05-10 10:53]
Quite astute observation. I like this picture. The composition is very good. A very nice note. Well done.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2007-05-11 20:19]
The beautiy of ferns is truly amazing. Nature has such a great way of creating such intricate designs. Great colors and sharp detail in this shot on the cycle of life.