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NZ Koru

NZ Koru
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-02
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Zealand ferns, Janice's FerNZ, New Zealand Native Fauna and Flora (2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-13 1:02
Viewed: 7966
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I think it is about time I posted another picture of our New Zealand fern.

The curled, gently unfurling frond of the tree fern is known as the ‘KORU’, and is a symbol of ongoing birth and growth in Maori culture.

The KORU is a young tree-fern frond
, often stylized by graphic artists for use as a New Zealand symbol. The Maori "KORU" design draws from the young fern KORU, as it stretches and develops into the new fern leaf.

A Maori proverb describing the KORU translates literally as, ‘one falls, one rises’, conveying the cycle of life and death — as one branch dies, another replaces it.

The KORU design is used extensively in Maori artwork, combined with other KORU in a variety of ways to make patterns. Air New Zealand uses a stylised version of the KORU on the tailfin of its aircraft to represent the airline’s link to New Zealand.

The KORU shape is a scroll shape and is linked to the New Zealand fern plant.

The iconic silver fern, from foetal KORU to graceful frond, is a cornerstone of New Zealand culture — a symbol of national pride and as famous as the All Blacks, who wear it on their rugby shirts.

With help from:
www.newzealand.com/travel/media/ backgrounders/nature_nzsilverfern

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-13 1:18]

Hello Janice,
Nice composed and capture photo, perfect details, very crisp, nice colors, bg, POV DOF perfect work,
Regards Siggi

Hi Janice!

Not later than yesterday, we were talking about you and your predilection for the fern. We had a little meeting of TN members (anel, meyerd) and when we saw the now golden fern (we are in autumn), we were thinking at you. Thank you for this nice picture, showing delightful shapes and patterns!

Kind regards


Hello Janice,

This wonderful fern, captured with precise, sharp details, does not stand out on the thumbnails. How glad, I am that I saw your name and persevered!
I love the way the new frond are curled and the hairs standing so erect! It certainly gives the appearance of vitality!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-13 2:29]

hi janice,
very good capture of this fern, curled, with some ferns as the background. tfs.

Hi Janice,
I hope you are well.
A very nice picture of your beloved fern. Nice to see a young
bud, up here they almost dead.
Fine sharp with good details and it stands out well from the BG.
Well done, old friend,
Up here the autumn has come but it's still quite nice and warm weather.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-13 10:24]

Hello Janice,
I love your Fern captures and this is beautiful showing the unfurling fond sharply in focus with the Fern leaves as a background.
A nice POV and beautiful colours too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Janice,
This is a superb composition with good choice of DOF which creates interesting design. As usual, your notes are much interesting. Greetings,

Hi Janice,
Beautiful capture, very nice details, perfect composition and pleasant natural colours, I like the framing too, nice work!
TFS & regards,

Yes Janice...now it is your turn...as we enter flal you enter the fern seasons and the late spring into summer coming in a bit...I for one look forward to your many summer ventures....and you are certainly off to a good start!

An excellent macro photograph of this plant. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-14 10:15]

Hello Janice thanks for prsenting this one for us. Nice information and good shot. Ganesh

Hi Janice,
Excellent picture of this fern with good POV and composition, nice DOF, sharp details and natural colours.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-17 22:32]

Hello Janice,
Nice to see the signs of spring in NZ, here in the form of a Koru Tree Fern shoot taken with fine sharpness and colour and nicely composed against an OOF ferny BG.
TFS this fine fern capture,

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