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Harmony - Fern Frond & Mayfly

Harmony - Fern Frond & Mayfly
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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: 2012-06-17
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-55mm + Kenko 20mm Ex Tube
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-06 1:54
Viewed: 2099
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 (pl., costae)

Mayflies or shadflies are insects belonging to the order Ephemeroptera (from the Greek εφημερος, ephemeros = "short-lived" (literally "lasting a day" "daily" or "day-long"), πτερον, pteron = "wing", referring to the brief lifespan of adults). They have been placed into an ancient group of insects termed the Palaeoptera, which also contains dragonflies and damselflies. They are aquatic insects whose immature stage (called "naiad" or, colloquially, "nymph") usually lasts one year in fresh water. The adults are short-lived, from a few minutes to a few days, depending on the species. About 2,500 species are known worldwide, including about 630 species in North America.

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Hello Foozi,
Excellent macro here.Every part of this photograph is clearly visible.Nice colour and sharpness.You have captured it nicely with nice focus.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

還有的姿勢特別 這植物也很漂亮
構圖也美麗 真的很新穎謝謝分享

Salam Foozi.
This is simply out of this world with this little mayfly curling nicely to the shape of fiddlehead. Beautiful sharpness against the muted background. Fine graphism and thanks for sharing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-03-06 3:58]

Hello Foozi,
A good title, this Mayfly is really in perfect harmony with the fern and its most beautiful shape, Fine and original picture with a nice dark background as contrast. If the Mayfly would have been perfectly sharp, this would be a perfect shot.
Kind regards

Hello Foozi,
An outstanding capture with great sharp details and clarity,nicely exposed subject within a dark BG and the rhythmic form of the fern followed by the fly is remarkable.
Thanks and my regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-06 8:10]

Hello Foozi,
Outstanding macro of this fern with the mayfly in this position. Taken from the best POV. Fantastic composition, beautiful colours and great sharpness.

Hello Foozi

You where at the best place the best time to
shoot them in photo the Mayfly with the fern,
with a beautiful light against the dark background, TFS


Salam Foozi,

A fine macro with beautiful colors, details & composition. Great presentation & POV. TFS & best salam.


Hi Foozi,
this is real harmony not only in subjects but also in colours. Perfect!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-06 9:20]

Hi Foozi,no need to read your signature below,this style to take pics is only your! Magnificent solution and spectacular result,great details and colors on a dark background and the top of details too.Have a good night and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-03-06 9:50]

Salam Foozi,
Perfect close up ..
Excellent photo of this Harmony , with fine POV and framing, excellent focus sharpness details.
Best salam & wishes,


hallo Foozi
very good picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Foozi, lovely composition with nice mayfly on beautiful fern, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Foozi
A superb photo, excellent detail and composition, good backround.
Perfect focus and light. Wonderful
regards yiannis

Amazing composition Foozi! Fantastic lighting too!!

A superb composition, Foozi style :)
stunning clarity with superb colour.
best wishes,

Hello Foozi,
fine macro shot with a nice composition. I especially like the coiled form of the frond leaf and of course the little Mayfly on it.
Best wishes,

Hello Foozi,
A fascinating photo with razor sharp details, very nice composition with amazing natural colors. Excellent composition taken from a nice low POV with lovely light and best clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

fantastic shot, the composition!
regards Foozi

Hi Foozi,
Fantastic macro, you show the structure of the new leave of fern beautifully, and even there's a little ballerina on the greenery... A symphony of curves, really an eye-catching photo. Bravo.
Best regards, László

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