|Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty)
|Date Taken: 2003-09-11|
|Categories: Rain Forest|
|Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-11-05 0:52|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|These ferns are not strictly epiphytic ferns, but can all be found growing from trees,as this shot plainly shows.|
The tree they are growing on is the Mahoe (Melicytus ramiflora) which belongs to the same family as Vioolets and Pansys (Violaceae).
It is commonly known as Whiteywood as it has very light yellow/cream wood which can become quite white if left exposed to the sun. Older trees can become quite gnarly twisted masses of multiple trunks as you can see in a previous shot Here
The ferns here are an assortment of Microsorum (Phymatosorus),Blechnum and Asplenium ferns.
As you can imagine,wandering through mossy forest with branches draped in ferns like these is a wonderful experience.
I hope you like the shot ... its another one of my old Pirongia shots from a few years back.
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Great assortment of ferns using the tree as their host. Wonderful light on them showing beautiful colour and detail.
From France, I can say it's so colorful and big, too ! I like the information, the colors and sharpness.
Greetings from France !