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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-11-30
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-02-07 7:56
Viewed: 1163
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this picture of Fern at Lava, in West Bengal. It was a dark place. I don't like to use flash, so to get natural color and light I had captured it without using flash. A Fern is a member of a group of roughly 12,000 species, so it's very difficult to me to get perfect ID for it. Ferns first appear in the fossil record 360 million years ago. Ferns are not of major economic importance, but some are grown or gathered for food, as ornamental plants.

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To tuslaw: Thank You For Your WSHotelcalifornia 2 02-09 19:56
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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-02-07 10:06]

Hi Srikumar,
Great shot ..
Excellent composition with lovely color-contrast.
Have a nice weekend,

hallo Sri
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-02-07 10:58]
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Hi Srikumar,without flash is an half miracle..ehehe...the details of this fern are fantastic despite the very dark light if the forest ground,very artistic composition too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi Sri,
Beautiful details and depth of field, probably the image should be a bit brighter, but a beautiful one this way, too. I'm also embraced by the beauty of fern textures, I love this kind of pics. However, don't be afraid of using flash. If you combine it with a proper exposure time it gives a special atmosphere to the pic, the main subject will never be underexposured (only the background), and you'll receive unbelievable contrast. Just a personal opinion, of course. I'm sure Luciano and Ron (tuslaw) share the idea, too. ;-)
Best regards, László

Hello Srikumar,
Just from viewing the thumbnail (as you stated a bit dark of a location)I would never have believed the overall impact of this shot. The ferns natural beauty has been captured perfectly, with every tiny leaf of the frond being seen in wonderful detail. Since you decided to not use flash, this is probably the best you could have achieved and not overexpose the intended subject. A beautiful fern indeed!!
I did some experimenting on this image by adding a tad bit of exposure, but I'm not sure if it actually aids or distracts the overall eye appeal. If you would like to judge for yourself I could post it in a WS tomorrow.

Ciao Srikumar, lovely composition with nice fern, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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