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Fernlight for BobH

Fernlight for BobH
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-15
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-11 11:24
Viewed: 3988
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A couple of days ago I posted a photograph of one of New Zealands unusual primitive filmy ferns,Trichomanes reniforme,the Kidney Fern.
In my note,I described how the sunlight shines through the leaves of these ferns,and Bob suggested that everyone would want to see it....so here it is.

If you want to read more about the species,or see a closer shot,please look at my last post here

I'll go out over the next week or so and see if I can't get a few more shots like this.

Hope you like it Bob ;)

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hello steve
nice composition with good light
i like the colours
good sharpness
good to see howe they crown
great shot
greeting lou

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-11 11:48]

Hello Steve
Interesting shot. Well done.

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  • BobH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)
  • [2009-04-11 11:50]


Many thanks, and yes I like it. Didn't expect such a quick response to my comment, but no complaints from me. I would probably be in there nice and close, experimenting with some supermacro shots into the sun, like my "sweet maple light". Not sure if your Lumix or other gear can do this, but the kidney fern leaf has serious potential in that area. When we get some greenery again here (ferns soon I hope) I'll be trying some shots like that.

Hope you enjoy your coming trips out shooting- looking forward to seeing some interesting stuff.

Best regards,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-04-11 12:39]

Hi Steve,

I'm so glad Bob asked to see this. I loved this fern in your last shot but it is even more spectacular with the sun shining on it. I'll have to return to Australia just to see this Kidney Fern.


Hi Steve,
An awesome capture of these kidney ferns with excellent transperancy to sunlight shines and charing atmosphere.
Very well composed shot...
TFS and happy Easter!

A beautiful fern species indeed Steve, the contra-sunlight makes them glow like chinese paper lanterns, an effect perfectly reproduced in your fine capture. Bob will love this, I'm sure.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-12 3:34]

Hi Steve,
yes it is lovely and the perspective too is great. The glowing leaves are superbs with formation of shadows and lines of trees in the Bg.
I also like your point of view that show the snail's eye in the ravine or a cliff.
well composed .


Ciao Steve, congratulations for your splendid 600th post on TN, great composition with wonderful light, very well done, Happy Easter, ciao Silvio

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