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In blowing north winds, these spring ferns greet the sun.

Thanks for those who stopped by to look, comment and or vote for Those Pesky Bills. A special thank you to John Hasson for the GEA.

Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend.

Anne

Camera:Olympus E-620
Lens:Lensbaby Composer Pro/Sweet-35
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.5
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.00
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:CenterWeighted Average
Title:Unfurling Ferns
Username:AnneWorner AnneWorner
Uploaded:13 Apr 2012 - 2:21 PM
Tags:Bokeh, Close-up / macro, Ferns, Flowers & plants, General
Votes:72
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rutger
rutger  2
13 Apr 2012 - 2:28 PM

great bokeh

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UrbaneMagick
13 Apr 2012 - 2:30 PM

I think, but am unsure that they call this stage "fiddlebacks" in the states????
..just something I may have misinterpreted from a novel once upon a time.

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Jonny5874
Jonny5874  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 2:31 PM

Lovely image and I agree, the bokeh is really nice! Great lighting and capture.

Jon

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 2:36 PM

Love the motion blur and have learnt a new term today... bokeh!!
Matt

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Daisymaye
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13 Apr 2012 - 2:37 PM

Love the feeling of movement. And beautiful light...........Sandy

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 3:09 PM


Quote: I think, but am unsure that they call this stage "fiddlebacks" in the states????
..just something I may have misinterpreted from a novel once upon a time.

Yes, I believe you are correct and that in the US they are called fiddleback ferns - in Norway I think we just call them skogbregne (forest fern) - these are the ones that grow wild.

Anne

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 3:12 PM

I really like this,love the colour and the feeling of movement.
Netta

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8528 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1092 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 3:19 PM

Gorgeous - bokeh, natural curves and LB blur blending to create a very dynamic, alive feel. Spring energy bursting through.
Moira

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 3:51 PM

Beautifully captured, Anne, a superb image. Carol

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
13 Apr 2012 - 4:02 PM

Some days before I can take pictures of the ferns.
Almost surreal this variant
Peter

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AnnChown
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13 Apr 2012 - 4:17 PM

Beautifully and dreamily captured - wonderful bokeh, light and focus.
Ann

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 4:30 PM

love the light anne fantastic colours and tones a beautiful capture nice one Wink
andy

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TrevBatWCC
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13 Apr 2012 - 4:41 PM

A fine shot of these ferns, Anne, like the movement you've captured Wink
Trev Smile

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Maiwand
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13 Apr 2012 - 4:48 PM

Wonderful image Anne. Has the basis for a lovely abstract.
Ron

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banehawi
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13 Apr 2012 - 4:59 PM

WOW, this is excellent and shortlisted!



W

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bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 5:01 PM

brilliant

great use of the sweet 35

ollie

cheers for your PM....wish you much fun with the edge 80Smile

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13 Apr 2012 - 5:06 PM

Outstanding image Anne. Gary

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reflectionsinlight

love the motion and DOF

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13 Apr 2012 - 5:07 PM

Anne, I have to agree with what so many have already stated -- this is a very interesting shot and the bokeh is absolutely wonderful. How did you achieve this?
-=\Walter

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 5:08 PM

Outstanding in both light and colors! Very inspiring!

Last Modified By taggart at 13 Apr 2012 - 5:10 PM

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AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 5:19 PM


Quote: Anne, I have to agree with what so many have already stated -- this is a very interesting shot and the bokeh is absolutely wonderful. How did you achieve this?
-=\Walter

Walter this is what Lensbaby does so well, have never been able to achieve this even with my 50mm/2.0 macro lens. Dappled light in the background/against the light and more or less wide open aperture - no photoshop hanky panky Wink I think you need to get a Lensbaby.

Anne

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Herge88
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13 Apr 2012 - 6:04 PM

I like the almost abstract feel to this.

Best Matt

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13 Apr 2012 - 6:32 PM

I love the title Anne, but wouldn't want to say it after a few Pints Smile

John Smile

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13 Apr 2012 - 6:49 PM

Lovely lighting , tone & movement Anne
Pauline.

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13 Apr 2012 - 7:24 PM

so beautiful...
light, colours, shapes... & this bokeh!

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Michaela_Solway

A wonderful capture of light coming through.. Great bokeh.. Fab image

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13 Apr 2012 - 9:38 PM

Has an abstract look to this with the light bouncing around in the b/g, good stuff, well done indeed.....

Ade

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 11:28 PM

'Beautiful Light, DOF, Bokeh, details, Tones, & Compo,' Anne~

Have a wonderful Weekend~

Ciao~ Peter

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Leilani
Leilani  1029 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 11:45 PM

Stunning! beautiful colours and dreamy quality. Smile

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annettep38
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14 Apr 2012 - 12:44 AM

your Lensbaby works really well here, the soft focus makes them move and they seem so alive!

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14 Apr 2012 - 11:15 AM

Wow...beautiful movement and bokeh you've captured! I agree with Annette about them seeming so alive.

What an image...

Andrew

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14 Apr 2012 - 12:28 PM

The fresh green of spring....a joy to the eye.

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14 Apr 2012 - 2:51 PM

A lovely sense motion from the lens blur - see them unfurl.

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14 Apr 2012 - 6:44 PM

This is what the LB was meant to do, and you have used it perfectly, Anne. Frame full of green variations, bokeh, shade, light, movement...it has all you could wish for.
Floats my boat, ticks all the right boxes...whatever expression you want to use.

Malc

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15 Apr 2012 - 11:55 AM

Beautiful light and lovely play with bokeh Anne.
Rende

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16 Apr 2012 - 1:52 PM

Well worked here Anne the colours/ light and Bokeh work well
Regards Richard

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16 Apr 2012 - 2:12 PM

Superb Anne, these grow in abundance in our garden, been trying to get rid of them for the past few years but they keep coming back as we live in a woodland situation, have to do this as they seem to take over everything else,
Geoff.

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16 Apr 2012 - 3:28 PM

A "Circanate vernation of fern" is a typical stage for a Botanist to watch & teach students.

Here the light is so good , try one straight one with 40/150mm Zuiko, if possible.

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16 Apr 2012 - 3:49 PM


Quote: A "Circanate vernation of fern" is a typical stage for a Botanist to watch & teach students.

Here the light is so good , try one straight one with 40/150mm Zuiko, if possible.

Using a long lens, even the Zuiko 40-150 which I have, does not render the kind of bokeh that the lensbaby does - I'm mostly using lensbaby these days. Thanks for your comment.

Anne

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