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Fancy Fern Frond for Luciano

Fancy Fern Frond for Luciano
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-01
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-03 15:17
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the last few shots of curly leaves and fern frond,
our friend Lousat @ Luciano expressed his liking towards this type of leaf.
So I dedicate this curly fern frond for him. Wishing him all the best in his coming uploads in TN.
I hope TN friends and Luciano like.

The term frond refers to a large, divided leaf. In both common usage and botanical nomenclature, the leaves of ferns are referred to as fronds and some botanists restrict the term to this group. Other botanists allow the term frond to also apply to the large leaves of cycads and palms (Arecaceae)

When most people use the word frond they mean a large, compound leaf, but if the term is used botanically to refer to the leaves of ferns, it may be applied to smaller and undivided leaves.

Fronds, like all leaves, usually have a stalk called the petiole supporting a flattened blade, sometimes called a lamina. However, fronds are often described using distinctively different terms. The petiole of a frond is called a stipe and the continuation of the stipe into the blade portion is called the rachis. The blades may be simple (undivided), pinnatifid (deeply incised, but not truly compound), pinnate (compound with the leaflets arranged along a rachis to resemble a feather). If a frond is pinnate, the segments of the blade are called pinnae (singular: pinna) and the stalks bearing the pinnae are called petiolules (The main vein or mid-rib of a pinna is sometimes called a costa .

If a frond is divided into pinnae, the frond is called once pinnate. In some fronds the pinna are further divided into segments, creating a bipinnate frond. The segments into which each pinna are divided are called pinnules. Rarely, a frond may even be tripinnate, in which case the pinnule divisions are known as ultimate segments.

Pinnae may be arranged along the rachis either directly opposite one another or alternating up the stem. The arrangement may change from the base of a blade to the tip, as in the example of Blechnum shown below (from base to tip: pinnae opposite to alternate, and pinnatisect to pinnatifid).

Some fronds are not pinnately compound (or simple), but may be palmate or bifurcate. Some ferns, like members of the group Ophioglossales have a unique arrangement.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-03 15:40]

Hi Foozi! This is a great gift for me!! And you know how i like this way to take flowers and leaves on a black background and your choice of strange things to take in your forest.I must to give you my big thanks for the dedication,a very nice surprise for me! Have a nice day and thanks!!! Luciano

A wonderfully captured and composed image. Thank you for sharing this, I hope to photograph this plant some day.


hello Foozi

this is a very beautiful photo, excellent use
of the Flash to all darken the background
and with its light put in evidence the subject,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details,



Ciao Foozi, great gift for Luciano, wonderful abstract by nature, splendid light, beautiful colors, good contrast against dark BG and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

  • Dis. Ac. Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 5 N: 7663] (24509)
  • [2011-01-03 22:55]

Hello Foozi,

an artistic nature aart.
Exellent black bg with the green Fern in good sharpness and pov.
Fine colors.
Very good dedication to Luciano.


Hallo Foozi,
a very good macro shot of this fern, superb sharpness, a very beautiful artistic composition
Best regards

Ciao Foozi!
Great capture with incredible background, fantastic sharpness and details, very good POV and great DOF!!! The droplets in perfect focus are a special bonus!
Great dedication for our friend Lou, also...
As you well thought he was pleased..:-))


Hallo Foozi
This is really beautiful and artistically done. To me it is just proof on how precise and unique the Creation is. That one water droplet hanging from the top, is rather specially placed. It is a worthy dedication for our mutual friend Luciano. Thanks for sharing such a super macro. Best regards.

Hi Foozi
brilliant compo and just perfect bg: dark but not all black

Hello Foozi,
Splendid capture with excellent details and contrast.
Excellent clarity and focus. Perfect use of flash to obtain this
fantastic clarity.

Hello Foozi,
Very good. Excellent composition. I like the simplicity that brings out the beauty of the shape. Useful notes as well.

Ciao Foozi. Wonderful artistic one with intrigant BG to dedicate for Lucioano. Very well done.


Excellent composition Foozi. A very impressive photo
Regards, Christodoulos

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-04 5:52]

Interesting formation of this fern frond, bit closer will look better. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-04 6:39]

Hello Foozi,
This type of image has almost become your trademark!
Excellent capture of a developing tip of a fern frond. The POV shows a superb pattern and shape that is well composed against the dark BG with the colours and sharpness of the frond being top class.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-04 6:44]

Hello Foozi,
Fascinating photo of this fern in very beautiful light and colours. Great sharpness, details and composition.

hello Foozi
great picture of this Beautyful fern
with super sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Foozi,
This is photographic art! Excellent details and sharpness on the fern frond and water-droplet and a very suitable and attractive background. Best wishes, Pambos

Hi Foozi.
Your series of these curly leaves is very unusual and interesting - I agree with Luciano.
Great composition and perfect sharpness.
Well done.

Hello Foozi,
A simply but very beautiful image with great composition and nice colours. Well done!

Hello Foozi
I LOVE this shot, the presentation of this fern is simply perfect with amazing sharpness, very natural colors, excellent light and POV
the black BG makes this photo very special
Have a good night

Hello Foozi!!! this is excellent shot, no further comment!!!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-01-04 15:37]

Slav Foozi,
What a strange and beautiful flower,excellent composition with excellent sharpness,colors and perfect BG.
TFS and regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-01-04 20:37]

Hello Foozi,
I like this shot very much. The dark BG really allows you to focus your attention on the beautifully shaped fern. Exceptional detail and nicely composed with very attractive coloration. Well done!!

Salam Foozi.
This is priceless with the beauty and the details and curl around the frame are just fabulous.
Very good work with the macro glass and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards - Jusni

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-05 4:28]

Hello Foozi,
A real piece of art your Fern-picture! Very kind dedication to our friend Luciano too.
I love your chosen composition with this amazing contorsion of the plant. Very well seen again!
I wish you a Happy New Year and send kind regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-06 10:06]

Hello Foozi,
Fantastic macro showing this fern frond just about to unfold! Very beautiful as it stands out against the dark background. The water droplets are a bonus too!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

salam akhi Foozi
this is also awesome work againts dark BG. sharp details, composition and coloration superb. fantastic color couple of green and black. nicely presented. this is also nice dedication to our friend Luciano
thanks for sharing this beauty
well done

Simpleza, elegancia y dinamismo, con unos excelentes y sorprendentes contrastes.
Saludos .

Most exquisite.
Great notes too.
Have seen this fern in the hills growing wild in Terceira Azores.
Am going there this Summer.

Hi Foozi,
fascinatingly strict, creatively artistic presentation of a fern unrolling. Here you are demonstrating all the elegance of the rules of growth in life in one simple image. A very simple and powerful, mysteriously looking piece of art.
Thank you! With best regards,

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