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continuous creation

continuous creation
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Copyright: Larry Doyle (techranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 9 N: 1075] (3462)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-27
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-28 6:12
Viewed: 2847
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Found this grouping of ferns while on another walk and liked the overall composition and lighting. It reminded me of how, perhaps, the pre-history earth may have looked with lush tree fern forests and got me thinking about creation and the Creator.

“We cannot find in the Old Testament
the fondly drawn distinction of our latter days
between the natural and the supernatural,
for the whole of the natural order
is so directly linked with God
that its conservation must be regarded
as a kind of 'continuous creation',
quite as dependent on God's creative Word
as when first the heavens and the earth were made.”
- E. C. Rust

Taken with extended 12 X zoom from a distance... hand-held, auto everything on a misty, rainy, overcast day with some PP work to appease the inner eye.

Why do I take my photos hand-held, auto everything? I used to teach photography and have been taking photographs since I was 12 or 13 so it isn't from lack of technical skill. I have taken numerous courses/seminars (and working with some fantastic photographic mentors) in photographic technique, the history of photography, and the "art" of photography so it isn't from, pardon the pun, "exposure" to photographic development. :)

Perhaps Ansel Adams said it best...

"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter." - Ansel Adams

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-28 6:14]

Hello Lary,
Very well composed, and the details,colors, sharpness and lighting are excellent.
Well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-28 6:41]

Hello Larry,
A fine and artistic composition of fern fronds taken with a high technical standard and indeed reminiscent of the times when these plants dominated plant life on Earth.
Thanks for posting this,

Beautiful open fern shoots indeed under such a pleasant diffuse illumination Larry, "expertly" captured with everything in auto! I'm sure Adams would be terrified with todays digital photography techniques and capabilities...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6568 W: 89 N: 15654] (65467)
  • [2009-05-28 8:51]

Hi Larry,there is a magic light inside this pic....the best to have a great result in sharpness and colors like that,really a great spectacle!! My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-28 13:18]

Hi Larry Ferns always look so fresh with the rich colours of green. You have taken this delicate looking plant with fine detail . I must say you have a very steady hand to take your pictures hand held. It must be the clean living. well done TFS.

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  • bubinu (40)
  • [2009-05-28 13:27]

Hi Larry,
What a splendor in these leafs!
Fabulous lighting and accurate focusing!
A pleasing composition of lace-like structure!
Good macro photography.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-28 16:24]

Hi Larry,

I don't think I've ever met anyone who didn't love ferns. They are beautiful - and these perfect specimens are even more so. The natural arrangement is indeed wonderful. Excellent greens and excellent details. I never for a moment thought you used automatic settings because of a lack of photographic knowledge or skill!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-28 23:31]

Hi Larry,
naturally natural, such a simple but impressive fronds of ferns in layers. you presented it beautifully.
I like the creation of the leaves... why different shapes and sizes? Naturally?
Your spiritual depiction always interest me.


hello Lary
you achieved very well, very good tight composition, with amazing green colour, one so much simple but also so much beautiful capture

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-05-29 1:59]

Hello Larry,
This is a very artistic and well presented shot. Ferns are very photogenic, but not always easy to make an interesting picture. You had the perfect light and of course the eye for the right composition. Like you I almost never use the tripod, but I never take pictures auto-everything..:-). (I guess I want to do on my own)
Kind regards

A beautiful, logical quote, Larry, and a superb shot!
Very well done!

This is a beautiful composition Larry. My only nit would be to crop out the bottom blurry fern, but otherwise you have a real winner of an image here; the lighting is excellent.

I simply love ferns....Among my favorites for mixing in with decorations of flora. And it is somewhat plentiful as well..this is the first of my crits today and Jane wants me to let you know she spent a whole half hour on your site today....She loves it!

Bonjour Larry,
Très belle composition dans un cadrage serré permettant d'apprécier, sous un excellent éclairage, la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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