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Sword Fern Green

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 7 July 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

We spent the long weekend in Santa Cruz. On the drive down, we had a lovely hike through Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. I guess this was my best capture of the weekend - the fresh spring green fern frond accented against the darker green. It just glowed in the understory beneath the redwoods.

NIKON D90 1/60 second F/6.3 ISO 640 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Very nice green tones, well framed!

7 Jul 2010 9:26am

Wenche from Oslo, Norway

Beautiful images, colours! Love it - so fresh! 8-)

7 Jul 2010 10:06am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Nice color!

7 Jul 2010 11:40am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

As a kid we visited my grandmother in San Jose. It was a big deal coming all the way from Texas. A highlight of the trip was always a day at Santa Cruz and the beach. I still remember the drive from SJ to SC. I love the green tones and patterns in this shot. I hope you will post more from the trip, and I'll catch them in a few days. ;-)

7 Jul 2010 2:27pm

@B. Thomas: Hi Barbara, well, this was my one keeper from the weekend. Thanks for appreciating it! When I'm on vacation with my sweetie, I am lucky to get any photo keepers - photography, for me, is best done when I'm alone and focused!

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

great find, Barbara. A nice study in green tones and texture.

7 Jul 2010 5:28pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Heyy,nice job

8 Jul 2010 12:22am

David from Detroit, United States

Very well shot. Perfect exposure, and great composition.

8 Jul 2010 2:52am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Very beautiful!

8 Jul 2010 3:12am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic work! this one leaf stands out superbly in its brightness and illumination! wonderfully composed and a fine plant form captured here!

8 Jul 2010 7:02am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I like the patterns you have captured in this and the touch of light adds a nice sparkle to the scene! It sounds like you had a great weekend!

8 Jul 2010 1:59pm

1/60 second
ISO 640
157 mm (35mm equiv.)