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Iguanasan
05-16-2011, 02:50 PM
Spent the weekend in the woods fishing. I fished with my Canon and my friends fished with a pole. ;) Here are some of my catches.

Fiddlehead Ferns
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Ferns on Rock
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Crazy Roots
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Halls Falls
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edG
05-16-2011, 02:54 PM
very cool set Iggy, really dig the fiddle head ferns and the falls

Kawarthabob
05-16-2011, 04:34 PM
very beautifull set there iggy!

Iguanasan
05-16-2011, 04:40 PM
Thank you, Ed and Bob. Cheers :)

Wicked Dark
05-16-2011, 04:51 PM
good job. Those look like Christmas Ferns in the first image. Some of my favorites. And the second one are rock cap ferns. I'm just starting to figure these out after being mystified by them for decades.

Iguanasan
05-16-2011, 04:59 PM
Thanks, WD. I believe you may be right. Found this link: Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) (http://ct-botanical-society.org/ferns/polystichumacro.html) which says these are fiddle heads of a Christmas fern from what I see.

XPWizard
05-16-2011, 07:33 PM
Nice set Iggy. I really like the root.

Iguanasan
05-16-2011, 10:41 PM
Thank you, XPWizard.

Matt K.
05-16-2011, 10:54 PM
Nice set indeed, Iggy. Love the falls and the fiddle head. I find fishing with a camera much more rewarding than with a pole. Once you eat the fish, it's gone, but the images live forever.

aubintbay
05-16-2011, 10:56 PM
Nice set there Iggy! I like that first one.

Marko
05-16-2011, 11:00 PM
Lovely set Iggy! Might have a suggestion for shot 1 if you'll indulge me.
Shot might also look way cool as a square or more squarish/squarer cutting off most of the left side (perhaps .5 to 1 inch from the 2 fiddleheads). Personally i find the reddish left side battling the 2 main fiddleheads for my attention. just a thought.

Iguanasan
05-16-2011, 11:24 PM
Lovely set Iggy! Might have a suggestion for shot 1 if you'll indulge me.
Shot might also look way cool as a square or more squarish/squarer cutting off most of the left side (perhaps .5 to 1 inch from the 2 fiddleheads). Personally i find the reddish left side battling the 2 main fiddleheads for my attention. just a thought.

Thanks, Marko. I should trust my instincts more. I agree completely with what you were talking about but never did it because I always try to keep that 3x2 aspect ratio. I try to push myself to get it right in frame so when I crop I try to maintain the aspect ratio so I'll do it right next time. I wish I had spent more time framing this one on site. :sad:

Iguanasan
05-16-2011, 11:25 PM
Nice set indeed, Iggy. Love the falls and the fiddle head. I find fishing with a camera much more rewarding than with a pole. Once you eat the fish, it's gone, but the images live forever.

Thanks, Matt.


Nice set there Iggy! I like that first one.

Thanks, aubintbay.

johnbriner
05-17-2011, 02:45 AM
Amazing nature-themed photos. It is such a good scenery. I like the Halls Falls photo which creates a magical illusion of something.

Hillbillygirl
05-17-2011, 07:08 AM
Very nice set Iggy. Really like the Christmas Fern, and the mound of Rock Caps in the second shot.
Love this time of year when the forest is covered with these and everything looks more fresh than any other time of year. These are actually making me hungry. We have a forest full of the very edible Ostrich Ferns. Also, the Cat-tails will be fresh for eating, along with Morels, Wild asparagus, Wild Leeks, Ginger, Marigolds, etc. etc. Time for a walk in the woods.

Iguanasan
05-17-2011, 05:31 PM
Thanks, John.

Thanks, HBG. I guess I'm more used to getting my food from the grocery store ;)

asnow
05-17-2011, 07:14 PM
Nice set Iggy.
That first shot of the fiddleheads reminds me of when I was young (many, many years ago), my mom would cook fiddleheads as part of dinner. I assume this is what she was cooking.
As for the falls, how long an exposure was that picture. Did you use an ND filter.

Bambi
05-17-2011, 07:15 PM
mmm love fiddleheads but don't have enough confidence to pick them- I buy them at the market.
Great shots Iggy!

Iguanasan
05-17-2011, 09:02 PM
Nice set Iggy.
That first shot of the fiddleheads reminds me of when I was young (many, many years ago), my mom would cook fiddleheads as part of dinner. I assume this is what she was cooking.
As for the falls, how long an exposure was that picture. Did you use an ND filter.

Thanks, asnow.

I used my nifty-fifty (50mm f1.8 prime) @ f22 on ISO 100 with an ND8 filter giving me an exposure time of 1 second.

Thanks, Bambi :)

asnow
05-17-2011, 10:34 PM
Thanks Iggy. I just ordered an ND8 filter (they didn't have one at the store). I want to try some of these long exposures of falls. Now I have an idea of the length of exposure.

Michaelaw
05-18-2011, 01:58 AM
The Fiddle heads are awesome Iggy!

Hillbillygirl
05-18-2011, 07:16 AM
mmm love fiddleheads but don't have enough confidence to pick them- I buy them at the market.
Great shots Iggy!

Yes, as I always say, if you have any doubt at all, don't try it. Some will do you no good at all, and are actually carcinogenic, (cancer causing). My favourite, and our most plentiful, are Ostrich Ferns, which is "The Fiddlehead Fern", in actuality.
Check this link Ontario Ferns - Edible Species (http://ontarioferns.com/main/edible.php)
I am fortunate enough to have a husband that grew up on eating everything under the sun from the wild, and I myself have a Horticulturist Degree, so between us both we are pretty confident in our wild edible choices.
It's pretty funny how lots of people will not eat at our house unless they actually see us take an un-opend package from the store and prepare it in front of them :rolleyes:. If they only knew. Check out MAW's post in Off-topic titled Monsanto if you wish.
Not trying to be a smart-a$$, just trying to warn people that all is not as it seems sometimes. So please play it safe when it comes to picking what you may think as edibles in the wild. Don't want to lose any of my "Photo Family" from this site.

Iguanasan
05-18-2011, 08:07 AM
You are most welcome, asnow. I had kind of wished I had a couple of ND8's though or something quite a bit stronger as I would have liked to have dropped the aperture down to f11 or such as I think the lens is a bit sharper there. This exposure produced pleasing results, however, so I am not disappointed.

Thanks, Michael.

Thanks for the good advice, HBG.

thoughton
05-18-2011, 01:20 PM
Looks like a great place to spend some time! The first shot is the pick of the bunch for me, love seeing ferns unroll :) I've never heard the term 'fiddle head' over here although I can work it out. Very appropriate!

Iguanasan
05-18-2011, 11:07 PM
Thanks, Thoughton! Cheers :)

Mad Aussie
05-23-2011, 09:33 PM
very cool set Iggy, really dig the fiddle head ferns and the falls
ditto

Iguanasan
05-23-2011, 10:40 PM
Thank you, MA!