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Hairy Trophophyll Fern Frond

Hairy Trophophyll  Fern Frond
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-11
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-29 6:36
Viewed: 5430
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A fern is any one of a group of about 12,000 species of plants.[3] Unlike mosses, they have xylem and phloem (making them vascular plants). They have stems, leaves, and roots like other vascular plants. Ferns do not have either seeds or flowers (they reproduce via spores).

By far the largest group of ferns are the leptosporangiate ferns, but ferns as defined here (also called monilophytes) include horsetails, whisk ferns, marattioid ferns, and ophioglossoid ferns. The term pteridophyte also refers to ferns (and possibly other seedless vascular plants; see classification section below). A pteridologist is a specialist in the study of ferns and lycophytes.

Ferns first appear in the fossil record 360 million years ago in the Carboniferous but many of the current families and species did not appear until roughly 145 million years ago in the late Cretaceous (after flowering plants came to dominate many environments).

Ferns are not of major economic importance, but some are grown or gathered for food, as ornamental plants, or for remediating contaminated soils. Some are significant weeds. They also featured in mythology, medicine, and art.

Leaf: The green, photosynthetic part of the plant. In ferns, it is often referred to as a FROND, but this is because of the historical division between people who study ferns and people who study seed plants, rather than because of differences in structure. New leaves typically expand by the unrolling of a tight spiral called a crozier or fiddlehead. This uncurling of the leaf is termed circinate vernation. Leaves are divided into three types:

* Trophophyll: A leaf that does not produce spores, instead only producing sugars by photosynthesis. Analogous to the typical green leaves of seed plants.
* Sporophyll: A leaf that produces spores. These leaves are analogous to the scales of pine cones or to stamens and pistil in gymnosperms and angiosperms, respectively. Unlike the seed plants, however, the sporophylls of ferns are typically not very specialized, looking similar to trophophylls and producing sugars by photosynthesis as the trophophylls do.
* Brophophyll: A leaf that produces abnormally large amounts of spores. Their leaves are also larger than the other leaves but bear a resemblance to trophophylls

ref: wikipedia

siggi, paolo49, bahadir, boreocypriensis, cirano, rousettus, KOMSIS, anel, marhowie, jusninasirun, Pitoncle, mamcg, Dis. Ac., ferranjlloret has marked this note useful
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-29 6:39]

Hello Foozi,
A simple and beautiful shot. The composition and framing are excellent. The colors and detail are perfect to me. Well done.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Foozi, elegant composition with lovely fern in great contrast against dark BG, wonderful light and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hi saad
very nice shot
good details and sharpness
beautiful colours and BG

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-10-29 8:06]

Very fine composition and wonderful shapes captured, well done. tfs.

There is always a smile on my face when I open your images Foozi! You claiming that technically you are still learning, but even so your artistic sense is well developed I think! Beautiful capture with carefully chosen dept of field and flawless and powerful composition! I Love it !
George Veltchev

Hello Foozi,
a beautiful image of plant, particularly good; light, background and sharpness. A nice picture, regards. Paolo

Hello Foozi, wonderful and very artistic shot of this beautiful fern. Nice composition.
TFS and regards,

Hello Foozi,
Very artistic composition! Colours and sharpness are impressive. Nice contrasts on the dark background. Well done! Cheers,

Ciao Foozi. An artistic compo in brigh colours and amazing playing of light. Very good dark BG!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-29 12:44]

Hi Foozi,beautiful composition and excellent quality as usual,i like a lot your artistic way to show the nature starting from a simple leaf!Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,LUCIANO.

hello Foozi
this is a beautiful fern with great details and good sharpness
the colours are beautiful
greeting lou

Hola Foozi

Preciosa composición con buenos detalles y color natural estupendo. Un buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi MF Foozi,

A very nice and artistic presentation of a fern, I particularly like the lighting in this. The angular/ diagonal composition was a good choice. Excellent sharpness and DOF with good background for separation too.
TFS and have a nice night/weekend MF!


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-10-29 14:55]

Hi Foozi,
What a beautiful shot with excellent light and splendid colors.A wonderful composition.TFS.

salam akhi Foozi
what a great shot againts dark BG. green and black very nice color couple. sharp details, light using and exposure wonderful. POV/DOF also great. nicely composed and framed. thanks for showing us this beauty. well done

What a great idea for an image... so simple and so well done!


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-10-30 4:32]

Salam Foozi,
Very good close-up...
Very good sharpnes and beautiful naturel colors.
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-30 4:41]

Hello Foozi,
A typical shot of yours taken from an interesting point of view, not so easy to realise a good picture from this side. Beautiful and special shapes and homogenous colors. I like also very much fern-plants.
Thanks and kind regards

Pleasant comp with good use of natural light Foozi.
True colors, nice details & the dark BG is great.
Perhaps a bit more DOF to include the ferns tip?
Well done & have a great weekend!

Salam akli Haji Foozi. The hairy details are amazing and the curl is so sharp and pleasing. The light is so good for this tasty image. Beautiful lenswork with fine result. Kudos my friend and best regards - Jusni

Hi foozi,very nice capture.

Bonjour Foozi,
Agréable et intéressante macro mais qui me paraît manquer d'un petit peu de profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2010-11-01 23:05]

Yaa Foozi,
Living here in desert only I can dream of such lush green plants and here comes the autumn as the leaves are changing its colour, here it is well composed in a cool light that gives nice impression on the dark background, YFS.


Hello Foozi,

an very good picture from this leaf from the fern.
Good of sharpnes, details and dark bg.
Fine colours.


Hi Foozi, another excellent shot of a fern frond,

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