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The Beauty of Fern Fonds

The Beauty of Fern Fonds
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-23
Categories: Nature, Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 70-300mm DO IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-24 1:44
Viewed: 2650
Points: 40
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The Beauty of Fern Fronds

I am a big fan of ferns and am lucky to have many growing wild close to home.

I love to photograph them in all stages of growth, and every now and them I like to play around with Photoshop and see what I can do with them.

These are 2 fronds slowly opening up, and I like how I have focused on the left one leaving the other one a soft blur.

I changed the photo to negative and just used Levels and Shadows and Highlights and came up with this.

I hope you like it


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Hello Janice! Wonderful macro, good sharpness. Excellent light and colours. Original shot. Well done!

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  • AnjaT (44)
  • [2009-02-24 1:53]

I really love what you have achieved through post processing the colours are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.


Hello Janice, The Queen of Ferns,

This is a really good shot of the ferns, perfectly placed in the frame.
You have made it quirky and modern with you expert pp work. Well done!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Janice

Like your composition with the focus on the one fern.
Very good PP work to make this image.

Regards Derek

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-02-24 2:13]

nice shot my friend
good colors
nice negative image
well done

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  • sereh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 51 W: 0 N: 22] (294)
  • [2009-02-24 2:13]

Your PP work has resulted in an unusual photo, I like the colours and composition.

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2009-02-24 2:17]

Hi Janice

Excellent capture and fantastic PP work.
Loved the effects u've given to fern. Very artistic approch.



Good eh.. evening Dear Janice.
Wonderful and good looking colours in this picture.
It could be a perfect try with combining different shots of it, replacing the focus little by little.
See what I uploaded ones (two pictures with flower) using that free CZM program.
Best wishes from Jan

That is very beautiful, Janice and the fern in the foreground is so clear, with its soft=focus 'echo' behind. I like it very much.

Very interesting treatment here Janice. The colors are beautiful. Nice shot.
I too am a huge fan of ferns, but of course there are only a limited number of varieties that are actually hardy for my region.

Very nice Janice! I like the purple hues here! You did a great job playing around with the colors on this, beautiful! spring is coming!!~

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-02-24 8:35]

Certainly a very striking effect, Janice

In my country they are considered a great delicacy but only the sprouts in the Spring.

Have a good evening and TFS

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2009-02-24 12:32]

ciao janice
bellissimo lavoro
ottimi i colori
grande pov
ottimo scatto
bella profondita di campo

Hello Janice, I really like how you have processed this shot, the result is unusual but quite beautiful.
I like the sharp focus on the fg frond and the blur on the bg frond.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Ficou bela esta foto Janice...gostei do tratamento de imagem.
As cores são formidáveis, combinam entre si com harmonia.

Superbe photo avec un très bon travail à la prise de vue et en PP. Superbes couleurs.
Deux petites traits(?) à gauche, à effacer peut-être?

Hi Janice,
Fine PP work, I was wondering what the purple-pink background came from? Well you expained it in your note, briliant idea! Perfect sharp and a fine DOF. Regarding the brightness, I have the impression there is some OE in the tip of the left fern leaf. Anyway a great idea well executed!

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2009-02-25 11:05]

For a moment I thought you had been drinking too many of dem Vodka and Cokes...and seeing purple... ha ha.

Lovely to have a play in photoshop like this, and yes I like it, im always a fan of things purple, and this purple/blue effect is very pleasing. I like the mirror effect here, well done.... keep playing!


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  • Nina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 132 W: 69 N: 14] (1249)
  • [2009-03-24 17:01]

Like you I am a great fan of ferns. I have photographed many, but never tried anything like what you did here, mainly because I love the colour green. Seeing your picture I realize that what you've done is perfectly legitimate alternative, well done, I enjoyed your experiment!

Cette photo est superbe. Quelles couleurs ! Bravo !
Merci du partage.

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