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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-22
Camera: Nikon D50
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-22 7:29
Viewed: 4347
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 104
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I went out this afternoon to look for plants and flowers to photograph, but it didn’t go so well because of quite strong wind. I was a bit disappointed since the light was very good today…

But at least I found some fern in a calm place, but this is not the same species of fern as in my former posting some weeks ago.


Ivan Kruys (Argus) identified this particular fern, very well done: ”I was able to look this up and found that this is Dryopteris expansa, also known as D. assimilis.”.


Some facts:

A fern is any one of a group of about 20,000 species of plants classified in the phylum or division Pteridophyta, also known as Filicophyta. The group is also referred to as polypodiophyta, or polypodiopsida when treated as a subdivision of tracheophyta (vascular plants).

Ferns have a popular image of growing in moist, shady woodland nooks, but the reality is far more complex. Ferns grow in a wide variety of habitats, ranging from remote mountain elevations to dry desert rock faces to bodies of water to open fields. Ferns in general may be thought of as largely being specialists in marginal habitats, often succeeding in places where various environmental delimiters limit the success of flowering plants.

(edited from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-22 7:34]

Hi Pablo

Ferns are always attractive and I like the composition here with the fern forming a diagonal line across the shot. Wonderful well saturated colours and clear details



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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-22 7:38]

Hi Pablo,
Really beautiful coluors, light and composition. The contrast between the fern and the background gives a nice touch to the photo.
TFS, José M.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-22 8:00]

Hi Pablo,
majestic looking fern and the bright colours look brilliant against the darkish BG. Superb lighting and focus makes the image very sharp with clear details. The diagonal tilt of the fern makes it a fabulous composition. Kudos.

Hello Pablo,
Well I don't know if its the same fern or not.. but its such a pretty photo. The pretty green color so cool like the forest...I like the arched bough..TFS

Hi Pablo
Beautiful bright colors
Pretty foto
Bravo Fragiskos

Hello Pablo,
Very very well captured with perfect exposure and focus on the ferns
good sharpness, true colour and details
well done and well seen

hi pablo,
the fern has been captured well, well composed shot, lovely natural colours, the dark bg gives good contrast here, sharp image, nice framing,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Pablo,

My sun has a number of ferns in its garden stands. To be exactly as beautiful as these. To be splendid plants. To grow well and is very grateful. Your photo is colourful, sharp and clear details. A nice composition. BG is also oké. Regards and TFS Bob

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-22 11:11]

Hello Pablo,
This is a very beautiful and simple composition. The light green fern looks really good against the dark background.
Very well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Pablo
How delicate this fern is! The colours are sharp, rich and vivid. The fern has a intricate unique pattern. Ferns always reminds me of the forest and how quiet and still it can be. This image show tranquillity.
TFS Janice

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-22 11:21]

Hi Pablo.
Very attractive subject is fern leaf.Wonderful fresh green color and pretty contrast against dark BG.Well composed with diagonale posture of this leaf.I like beautiful details and very nice soft light.Really very pleasant view,I like it.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Hello Pablo,
I like this shade of green, soft and bright, that you captured; the fern is so smoothly bended, as a gentle offer... Great contrast with the BG.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-07-22 23:06]

Hello Pablo !
Ferns are always so beautiful, and you have captured this one with great skill ! The details are wnderful, and this green color is really ovely, so bright and vivid yet it remains natural. Light and coposition are wonderful too. Very well done !

Hi Pablo,
This is a beautiful macro shot!
good exposure and focus with sharpness and details.Tfs.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-23 0:34]

Hola Pablo,
hermosa presentación...
y sensacional pov,
y color, agradable trabajo.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-23 2:23]

Pablo, It all happens in the game. I am sure next time when you go out you will be double lucky. The shot has compensated your all efforts. Just beauty. Ganesh

Perfect curves and lines - beautiful color and sharpness.

selam pablo, wow excellent shot and very good composition of this plants nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done ! Regards ridvan

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-23 6:06]

Hello Pablo,
This is a fine way of presenting a shot of a fern in a nice composition, showing the whole frond curving gracefully away against a fine dark natural BG with fine detail and colour.
I was able to look this up and found that this is Dryopteris expansa, also known as D. assimilis.
Here we have little chance to photograph with rain and high winds.
TFS and have a good week,

Hi Pablo, simple and lovely composition with fern, splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-07-23 23:43]

Hi Pablo, beautiful shot of this fern frond. The colour is excellent, and against the darker grasses below it, the shot almost looks 3 dimensional. The fronds are sharp with great detail. The composition works well with the left half of the frame filled, yet room on the right for the right frond to "travel".

Thanks, John

Hi Pablo,
This is beautiful fern. Lovely curve and green color. I like your pov and the way you present this picture. Very well done and tfs.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-24 9:09]

Nice work to capture the detail in this fern. You are right the light was excellent and you managed exposure well. Very nice natural color on the fern.

Hi dear Pablo ,
very nice image with vivid colours.
well composed and nice sharpness.
it is freesh.
thanks for sharing my friend

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-07-24 11:10]

Hi Pablo,

I like your light and splendid colours of these fern, also in the autumn period are these fern very lovely with his gold colour. Wonderful well saturated colours and clear details.

Bestr regards,

Hello Pablo excellent composition fine colours and light good work sharp tfs rgds Necip.

Pablo! I have a camera like yours now. My old one went bad...I hope it works as good as this did in the shot. You are of course a great photographer..but you knew that right?!:-)

Hi Pablo, Very nice work the colours are beautiful, framing and composition just right…Cheers Rick

An artist's eye at work here, Pablo.
What a well balanced image of the lush green fern!
Super composition and lovely colours and textures.
Thanks for sharing and best regards.

Belle photo de cette fougčre bien nette, bien claire,belle façon de la prendre, elle fait la diagonale et cela est bien.Amities Thomas
je reviens

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-25 1:56]

Hi Pablo,
Colors, composition, POV and lighting are very nice. TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-25 2:07]

Hello Pablo,
Beautiful close up.Nicely exposed and composed.Lighting,BG and POV are also wonderful.Artistic work!

Hello Pablo,
I like this composition very much. This is quite a simple subject but this picture makes it almost extraordinary :) Exposure, details and tones of colors are beautiful. Your notes are interesting too. Thanks,

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2007-07-25 16:45]

Hi Pablo
Good shot of this fern. Great details and colours.
Well done mf


Hi Pablo,
You've got some awesome luminosity on this fern. It stands out so well from its BG. The simple diagonal composition is wonderful and makes for a peacefull view.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-07-26 16:54]

Oh that soft green color is amazing, Pablo. Good job with the diagonal on the compostion. It seems so cool and green.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-27 19:46]

Hello Pablo

A very well focused sharp image of this fern.the colours are lush,and vivid.I like the composition and how the fern fills the frame.The fern has a natural beauty that has been well captured.Very good POV.TFS


hello Pablo

perfect exposition and good details on this leaves
colours are very good too



Hi friend,
Excellent light, colours, background, sharpness and composition!Congratulation! Take care Ana:)

Very nice picture of this fern, you managed very nicely exposure and details, ultra descriptive shot.
I always wanted to make a good clasification of atlantic ferns, but not very good on botanics :( We have a lot here.
If you find a good ident source, please tell me.
Regards, Felipe.

Hi Pablo,

A nice image of the fern, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-07-31 16:19]

Hi Pablo. A beautifully charp and well coloured image of this fern leaf. There is something awesome about these ancient plants. TFS. Murray.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-09 0:26]

Hi Pablo.
I am impressed how you can present rather common subject so artistically. Amazing composition. combination of various colours, lights and darks. Perfect 3D-image with great DOF. TFS and my compliments.

Hi dear Pablo;very high green color balance,and great a sharp,master-shot...

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-24 4:48]

How on earth did I miss this? I love the diagonal composition here and the colours and details are very fine.
Gentle light is wonderful to work with and it shows here nicely

Hi Pablo,
I'm amazed by the sharpness and the colours of this photo. Also the contrast between the fern and the darker background is fantastic. Big congratulations, tfs. Saludos, László

Hi Pablo.

It's beautifull..

Salutes dear friend.

jean paul

Hi pablo
great shot
I like the green colours and composition
It´s a simple shot but you mad it great
well done
I like it
regards Toba

one of my favourite quiet studies..nature in its understated complexity...and design
quiet green against a subdued background fills the frame nicely
reads left to right bottom to top
first class

Bonjour Pablo,
superbe composition, les couleurs sont éclatentes et magnifisque, voici un joli smiley tout vert pour faire un compte rond de 100 points,

I had seen a lot of these in Terceira Azores. Now, after seeing your image I feel sorry I did not register any of them.
Great notes and image.

Hello Pablo. This fern has the color so natural which I admire in your work. The perspective is pleasant drawing the stem right to the bottom left frame. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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