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f/2.8 – 1/200s – ISO 100 – 60mm

41 responses

  1. Beautiful! I love fern just before it uncurls. Have to get to the forest to snap some of those, too…

    May 12, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    • Thanks Kiki! Me too, I’ve been going to the forest once a week to follow the developments.. I still haven’t got exactly the picture I want, but maybe next week… ๐Ÿ˜‰

      May 12, 2013 at 5:56 PM

  2. This is wonderful, Calee!

    May 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    • Thanks so much, Lisa! I love fern, especially now in the spring ๐Ÿ™‚

      May 12, 2013 at 6:33 PM

  3. Fantastico!!!

    May 12, 2013 at 6:34 PM

  4. Lovely. They are amazing. I’ve been taking some photos of them this weekend – still to process, but they will appear on my blog soon!

    May 12, 2013 at 6:35 PM

  5. Very nice. One of my favorite subjects. I know that poor lighting can be a challenge under a forest canopy, but I would try for just a tad more depth of field.

    May 12, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    • Thanks Nick! It wasn’t too dark, but the background looked cluttered.. I’m going back to the forest again, hoping to take a good fern shot when they open up just a little bit more.

      May 12, 2013 at 7:52 PM

      • Gotcha. Have fun and good luck!

        May 12, 2013 at 11:07 PM

        • Thanks Nick! Friendly feedback like this is the best reason for keeping blogging. I really appreciate your input! ๐Ÿ™‚

          May 13, 2013 at 5:10 PM

      • Adventures in Kevin's World

        One of my favorite plant subjects – they’re so cool as they uncurl. I agree on the DOF – just a bit more so the fern is in focus but the background stays blurred. But nice shot anyway.

        May 13, 2013 at 1:57 AM

        • Thanks Kevin! I’ll make a new attempt next weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

          May 13, 2013 at 5:19 PM

  6. Lovely monochromatic image with nice composition. Robyn

    May 12, 2013 at 7:57 PM

  7. Calee, our ferns are at about the same stage that yours are at. I love how prehistoric they look. One of my boys was afraid of bracken fronds when he was a toddler.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    May 12, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    • Yes! Now that you mention it- there IS a prehistoric look about them ๐Ÿ™‚ Not sure why, but there is. Hugs Wendy!

      May 13, 2013 at 4:57 PM

  8. Unfurling ferns are amazing, and this is a nice capture of one!

    May 12, 2013 at 8:47 PM

  9. Such beauty in simplicity.

    May 12, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    • Sometimes (or most times!), the most beautiful things are the simple things. ๐Ÿ™‚ A wild flower, a duck, dew in grass,….

      May 13, 2013 at 5:06 PM

  10. The background is really nice too.

    May 12, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    • Thanks Lyle! Actually the fern itself didn’t come out exactly the way I wanted it to, but the background did! I’m feeling positive, so I see the glass as half full ๐Ÿ˜‰

      May 13, 2013 at 5:09 PM

  11. I love ferns when they are at the fiddlehead stage and this is a beautiful shot.

    May 13, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    • Thanks Mike, me too! I didn’t know it was called that, so thanks for the English lesson as well ๐Ÿ™‚

      May 13, 2013 at 5:18 PM

  12. I love the way ferns come to life. You rally captured that amazing event.

    May 13, 2013 at 3:36 AM

  13. Lovely shot – ferns are so beautiful just before unfolding

    May 13, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    • Thanks Tina! I just learned that it’s called “fiddlehead” and it’s my favorite stage of the fern’s developments. ๐Ÿ™‚

      May 13, 2013 at 5:21 PM

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  15. Now, that’s a curl! ๐Ÿ˜€

    May 14, 2013 at 4:55 PM

  16. Wonderful macro! Love the little curl!

    May 14, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    • Thanks a lot, Susan! i love these curly ones too ๐Ÿ™‚

      May 15, 2013 at 5:39 PM

  17. I love ferns, and green, and curves. ๐Ÿ™‚

    May 16, 2013 at 5:42 PM

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