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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-31
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-01 2:42
Viewed: 3364
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Blechnum novae-zelandiae

Spring is fast approaching here in the South Island and new growth is appearing everywhere.
This is the unfurling frond (crozier) of the common fern Kiokio (Blechnum novae-zelandiae)
It is often seen on roadside banks and in damp shady areas of forests and wetlands throughout the country.
It is a creeping fern with drooping oval sterile fronds which can grow up to 3 metres long and 30 cm wide.
The slightly leathery looking long narrow pointed leaflets are a shiny deep green with very finely toothed margins and have a rather crinkled look.

The 'Koru' design often seen in traditional Maori carvings is derived from the shapes of these unfurling fronds.

I hope you like the shot.
Cheers, Steve

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bravo pour cette belle image, manque un peu de netteté a mes yeux mais parfait détails, bon travail,bien vu, merci a toi du partage

wow, this plant looks rather like the tentacle of an alien or something like that ;)
well composed photo with good details and nice colors

TFS Tatjana

Hi Steve,
thats a gorgeous shot of a fern!! I actually took some today too. Its great to see those new grouth coming up. Fern trees were looking pretty sad up to now!! I have never seen that one so close though! Its gorgeous! well done. and thanks for the interesting info!
Cheers. LuDivine

Hi Steve.
This is a great shot with lovely detail of the frond rings getting ready to unfold.


Namastay Steve,
Why did you deleted that cave photo. It was looking good. Anyway this is also a very nice capture with excellent details and colors and POV. A little more green should have been more attractive. It is not your fault but the light. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Wishing peace of mind

Hello Steve! Wonderful object! Beautiful picture. Good colors and sharp. Cheers!

Hello Steve,
Amazing pic, the compositin is so good and the colors suit the subject so well.
the theme here is more powerful than anything else.

Hello Steve,
This is a good shot with exposure and focus!
perfect sharpness, natural colour and details
well composed and well seen
thanks for sharing and enjoy the spring!

Hi Steve,

A very nice composition of this fern. Beautiful sharp composition with natural colors. This plant look like just made from wax! POV, DOF and BG are good. Interesting notes. Regards and TFS Bob

Hello Steve,
shot with great details. I like the developping ferns.
Kind regards,

Hi Steve
Your Frond is very symetrical. I love the lime-green colour with flecks of black. It's almost prehistoric looking. Nice POV, DOF and detail. Lighting and notes are great.
TFS Janice :/ or :D or :=)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-09-04 2:02]

I Love these ferns - they go through so many different stages of growth and colours too. This one looks great Steve, so sharp, yet soft and moist. Well done

Hi Steve,
This is a really nice composition and a classic of a fern frond, you have a nice array of green tones and the detail is superb. Hope to see more of the fresh new foiliage that New Zealand has to offer. :)

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