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Two Takes On Ferns. May 6, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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I’m drawn to ferns, in large part because of their intricate symmetries.

These are interrupted ferns, Osmunda clatytoniana.  I played with this first shot to achieve an infra-red feel, and found it very surreal:

infra red ferns

…and here’s a close-up of its “fertile fronds,” dark green as the fiddle unfolds, soon to be dark-chocolate brown, later maturing to a light coffee color:

young interrupted ferns

Ferns reproduce by spores rather than seeds or runners, and this is where interrupteds carry theirs.

More ferns later.

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1. sylvia - May 6, 2009

Magnificent! and what colors! WOW! Thanks for the beauty, CR!

2. sherry - May 7, 2009

i LOVE the 1st one. wow, you are GOOD!

3. Pagan Sphinx - May 7, 2009

Both beautiful takes on ferns. I linked to your fiddleheads post on my think green blog.

4. littlebangtheory - May 7, 2009

Gina, cool – I’ll check it out.

And Sherry, Sylvia, I had fun with those shots! 🙂


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