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The Curl of the Fern

Ferns are amongst the oldest species of plants (or any life) on the planet.  This fact alone makes them worthy of a picture or two.

Thinking that there was nothing overly special about it, I had originally walked past this particular fern, and it wasn’t until I doubled back to this spot and then crouched down that I found the shot I was looking for.

I decided to focus on the single, curled up fern and then let the other fronds work as a kind of soft backdrop.  I often like to focus on a single subject in situations like this, it helps to give the eye somewhere to start when viewing the shot.

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  1. Jane Washington 9th January 2018

    8th January
    Don’t know whether you have seen Google’s picture of the day, today, but it is of ferns! Nothing like as good a picture as yours – they could take some lessons from you!

    • scott 9th January 2018 — Post author

      No, I didn’t know that – purely coincidence.

      Thank you.

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