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Duddon Fern

By dathersmith  
I was given a hot tip for a good Bluebell Wood but got there to discover that they were all dying off, will have to go back next year. However, not to be deterred I had a walk through the wood and came across some ferns bursting into life with the sun shining through the forest canopy onto them. Decided to use a large aperture to give focus to the fern and throw the background out of focus a little but looking now think I may have overdone it, would be glad to know what you think.

Thanks for taking the time to look.


Tags: Flowers and plants Fern Duddon Landscape and travel

Voters: Angi_Wallace, John_Horner, jameswburke and 15 more

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jameswburke 17 14 Ireland
20 May 2008 4:42PM
Good technique, very nice woodland shot

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JohnParminter 13 1.3k 14 England
20 May 2008 4:56PM
It definataly focusses my attention on the fern so i reckon you've got it right, there is just enough detail in the woods to peer in as well.
I gave up on trying to shoot bluebells in the woods after a few attempts, all turned out crap so I resorted to sitting in the garden with a cup of tea in one hand, camera in the other doing close-ups!
acaado1 12 5 England
20 May 2008 5:44PM
Darren I think it works nicely and I too did focus in on the ferns without background distraction.

Well seen and conceived.
dathersmith 12 564 12 United Kingdom
20 May 2008 5:45PM
Thanks James.

I know what you mean John, I've had a few attempts but not produced anything I was happy with. Will have to go back to Coniston jetties Wink

newy17 14 273 United Kingdom
20 May 2008 5:47PM
I think you have achieved what you set out to do,it focuse's your attention on that lovely light around the fern and the bluebells in the forground, as for the background Darren i would agree with john theres just enough detail there so its not overpowering,
the format makes this work well so all in all i would be happy with this Darren..
dathersmith 12 564 12 United Kingdom
20 May 2008 5:49PM
Thanks Adrian and Ian, your comments are welcome.

bobalot 13 10 England
20 May 2008 6:23PM
great shot Darren , had a go at the same thing yesterday and couldn't get the shot but you solved the problem i had , magic.

casson 13 3 United Kingdom
20 May 2008 6:29PM
Nice picture well lit
glyndwr 12 66 10 Wales
20 May 2008 8:03PM
I think DOF is a little tight Darren. You have achieved what you wanted, and so that should be sufficient.
Good work.

Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
20 May 2008 9:46PM
All said mate you've acheived what you wanted and you done it so well.... Great work Darren

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12 3 England
20 May 2008 11:08PM
Great image,colours
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
23 May 2008 8:00PM
Nice shot. - gary

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