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Pictures for Pam, Day 207: Curled Fronds in a Double Dedication with Marie-claire Gallet

Pictures for Pam, Day 207: Curled Fronds in a Double Dedication with Marie-claire Gallet 

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It was so pretty this morning with the sun shining brightly and so lovely to be outside as the world was waking up around me. Well, ok--to be honest, when I begin my walk at an early time like today it's 7:30am and the sunrise ship has already sailed away two hours before! But I'm sorry, 5:30am is officially "0-dark-hundred" and that is no time for a sane person to be getting up! At least, not in my mind, anyway! Heh...I'd consider myself a "morning person" now but that only goes so far!

Steve and I have been so busy working on the property and prepping for our trip that I've had to neglect my pictures from our last trip. However, today things were much more relaxed so I took the opportunity to get some images finished from our lovely visit to Stout Grove, in Jedediah Smith State Park.

This lovely park is nestled in a huge forest of old-growth redwood trees. These magnificent trees include the largest and tallest trees in the world! They only live along a narrow strip in northern California to southern Oregon and are quite the magnificent sight. (I'll be sharing pictures of the redwoods in another post) :)

The forest here was also brimming with fern species and I went totally hog-wild with my photography the moment we got out of the car. You may know that I'm a hopeless junkie for ferns, especially when the fronds are unfurling...they are so unbelievably cool to me. :)

And so, today's presentation is all about some of the lovely ferns I photographed! The main picture is a close-up of an unfurling Sword Fern and the insets show two other pictures of this super cool species, including their "elephantine" unfurling fronds and a fun shallow dof art shot! I hope you enjoy the show!

Pam, I can't remember if I've asked you whether or not ferns grow on your property or not. You don't have any in your photo stream but I'm going to bet you do have at least one? We have a few here which I've found at the edge of our larger seasonal stream and on the hillside, but that's it. It's too dry and honestly, it was a huge surprise to discover these in the first place! What survivors they are to deal with this arid place.

By the way, I just LOVED that you are both a Nimoy fan AND you use the LLAP gesture!! Silken thread indeed! *BIG HUGS* Here's hoping you had a better than average day my dear! :)

Explored on 6/5/19; highest placement, #4.

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48 comments - The latest ones
Kawasirius club
Formidables macros de cette fougère avec une parfaite lumière et des détails d'une grande finesse ! Une merveille comme vous savez nous gâter ! Bonne journée Janet !
13 months ago.
 Gisela Plewe
Gisela Plewe club
Strenge und Klarheit dieses Bildes sind überwältigend. Ich würde dieses Werk sofort in meiner näheren Umgebung aufhängen! Auch das Licht vor dem dunklen Hintergrund ist etwas besonderes.
Auch die beiden PiPs sind wunderschön.
Ich würde dein Bild gern meiner Gruppe ' Meine persönlichen Favoriten / My personal Favorites ' beifügen.
13 months ago. Edited 13 months ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
fantastic photo ... fine work!
13 months ago.
Elbertinum club
Die Natur überrascht immer wieder mit ihren schönen und prezisen Formen -
Danke für das schöne Makro :-)
13 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
What an amazing and razor sharp details
13 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Wow ! That's so beautiful, Janet !
13 months ago.
 Noisette du 11
Noisette du 11 club
Incroyable création de la nature, tout en formes, en finesse... Belles couleurs et lumière...
Superbe photo !
13 months ago.
 Jeanne chevillard
Jeanne chevillard club
De toute beauté
13 months ago.
13 months ago.
Annemarie club
most beautiful this.
happy day:)
13 months ago.
grobi358 club
Extraordinary photo! Wonderful light! Congratulation to this shots! Best regards, Karsten
13 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
belle trouvaille janet !!
13 months ago.
Superbe **********
13 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Une belle et admirable fougère remarquablement traitée
et joliment présentée avec cette superbe lumiere sur le sujet
et très contrastante avec ce superbe fond qui la met plus en valeur.
Bonne journée.
13 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
So well done!!!****** EXCELLENT!****
13 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Terrific shots!

Admired in:
13 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club

13 months ago.
FotoArt club
Alle drei "WOW":
13 months ago.
Chris10 club
Your fern creation is wonderful Janet. Love it...

Greetz, and happy day to you, Christien.
13 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Wow, a great macro Janet, very well done.
13 months ago.
RHH club
These are magnificent, Janet. I cannot pass a patch of uncurling ferns without getting photos and they are all different, so what can one do except, as you say, go hog-wild? I think I like best the photo with the out-of-focus fern in the background. Exquisite!

Jedediah Smith is one of our favorite places and the fact these photos were taken there makes them even more special (if something can be more special). Can't wait to go there, if we go, that is. Protecting the property as best we can from fire is more important.

Speaking of fire, thank Steve for the information on the air-purifying system. I've sent him a question in reply and trust you will pass it one to him. Sounds like what we need to deal with sore throats and sleeplessness from smoke.

We are also getting smoke from wildfires in Canada. The season has started there too and our family in Edmonton had at least one day that seemed like twilight due to the smoke. Will pass the information on the equipment on to them as well.

Concert tonight. Eastern Washington U's symphonic band has their summer concert in the park and we will probably go (if the smoke isn't too bad). We'll take supper along. Enjoyed the concert last year and this should be good, though I haven't seen the program.

Thanks again for all the help.
13 months ago.
 Ghislaine Girardot
Ghislaine Girardot
Superbe !!
13 months ago.
neira-Dan club
magnifiques détails !!
12 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Superbe macro et formes !
12 months ago.
 Eva Lewitus
Eva Lewitus club
It was a great idea to take this with flash. It makes it so incredible sharp. I also love the black background. The second PIP looks like a dragon's tail!.
12 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Janet, your main image is just magical..............the flash has made the shiny surfaces really stand out and the hairs on the stem seem to made of sparkling gold. The detail is amazing and I really love the symmetry.

Two wonderful PiPs as well. Both are a master-class in using razor-thin depth of field! I particularly like the "elephant" trunk! Brilliant.
12 months ago.
 Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
12 months ago.
Ruth club
What a stunning image Janet, the colours and light in the sunshine are beautiful.
12 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
brilliant pictures, wonderful!
12 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo nature avec deux notes. Nicole.
12 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
OMG Janet - it looks as if the fronds are covered in gold with golden tinsel decorating the stems. Amazing photos. I have quite a few ferns in my garden, but I've never really studied them much. I'm going to have to have a good look at them when I go back home, that is if I can get down the garden - I find it very hard going trying to keep the balance as it's a steep slope in places.
12 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
Wonderful macros of these primitive plants, the single one looks like an elephant's trunk
12 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Ferns are always attractive but your images make them beautiful Janet,
Superb photography in lovely light.
12 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Smashing shots in wonderful detail!
12 months ago.
 Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
An excellent set of photos with nice light and composition Janet! And a verynice thought for Marie-claire.

12 months ago.
Valfal club
Yes, we are definitely pod sisters! I also love ferns very much. I'm especially fascinated by unfurling fronds! Your images are divine, Janet. :-)
12 months ago.
ColRam club
Wonderful fern macro
12 months ago.
 Luciano Favretto
Luciano Favretto club
Macro molto bello..definizione perfetta..
12 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
These are totally stunning, Janet!! The glow on the main picture makes it look almost like a golden jewel! Before we moved house ( a month ago ) we had a lot of ferms in our garden. I would like to plant some here eventually.
12 months ago.
tiabunna club
Lovely macro images of these ferns, Janet.
12 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Grandioses photos ! les détails sont remarquables ! bravo ! *****************
12 months ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Fantastic image. Well done Janet Regards Tess.
12 months ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Returning to say Congratulations on Explore Well deserved for this image
12 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Beautiful shots with the unfurling leaves! Terrific pictures Janet :-))
12 months ago.
niraK68 club
12 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
12 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
very beautiful détails
12 months ago.
HelenaPF club
Wowwwww! Such a wonder in a beautiful light! Sorry but without P.C. this morning dear Janet l can't add more for with a mobile it's too little for me... Kisses
12 months ago.

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