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Wicked Dark
08-15-2011, 12:20 PM
I went exploring a new trail one day after it had rained. All the colors were intensely saturated and fresh looking. The ferns were newly leafed and so I had to spend some time with this beauty (ostrich fern) -

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6082/6045557815_b2bf7b28a0_b.jpg

Shot w/my normal lens and tripod. Changed the focus point a few times and this one is definitely the best. Ferns are so darn photogenic.

okmqaz42
08-15-2011, 01:04 PM
really like this one. The drops are so sharp. Great stuff.

Greg_R
08-15-2011, 01:25 PM
Very nice - I love these kind of shots.

Wicked Dark
08-15-2011, 01:29 PM
Thanks guys.

Richard
08-15-2011, 02:53 PM
very nice DOF and focus.

Just out of curiosity and not really related to this shot, have you played with focus stacking at all?

Wicked Dark
08-15-2011, 02:59 PM
Nope. I've been out of work so long I can't afford any toys. As far as I know all the good tools cost $$.

Hillbillygirl
08-15-2011, 07:24 PM
This is beautiful WD. Love the sharp focus on the water droplets.

Wicked Dark
08-15-2011, 07:32 PM
Did you mean me?

Hillbillygirl
08-15-2011, 07:49 PM
Fixed!!!

Wicked Dark
08-15-2011, 08:00 PM
Thanks.

asnow
08-15-2011, 08:45 PM
Love the sharpness, DOF, and detail in the water droplets.

Bambi
08-15-2011, 09:43 PM
hmmmm leafy ferny goodness!

Richard
08-16-2011, 04:32 AM
Nope. I've been out of work so long I can't afford any toys. As far as I know all the good tools cost $$.

my wish list is pretty long, you defiantly get what you pay for...

Wicked Dark
08-16-2011, 08:25 AM
you're right about that Rich. Fortunately my list isn't so long, but still unreachable. Hopefully I get called back for a 2nd interview this week on a job I don't think I'll hate. Imagine that.

Matt K.
08-16-2011, 10:06 PM
Now that's a "wicked" image. Eye candy. Love the light, the colours, the composition, the use of DoF .. just wicked!

QuietOne
08-17-2011, 01:02 AM
Love the color, and I think the focus works beautifully. For whatever reason, when you gave the name of the fern, I immediately thought of a knitting pattern called ostrich plumes. Dragged out my references, and yeah, there's even a resemblance to the fern. (Don't mind me; I'm making odd connections this evening)

Wicked Dark
08-17-2011, 08:26 AM
thanks guys. I think the fern is named after the bird's feathers, although I don't know enough about the bird to make the connection. It's probably the close-fitting body feathers though, not the male's giant tail. Funny that this shot languished so long in my hd...I have a special Lightroom collection for those that I like, but haven't done anything with. I should mine that again it seems.

Marko
08-17-2011, 10:43 AM
I also dig the selective focus here - well done.

Wicked Dark
08-17-2011, 11:33 AM
Thanks. It's funny that I pretty instinctively know what will work, but continue to experiment in the field to make sure. I think this is the first frame I shot of this. It has to do with my concentration I think and was part of what made me write my latest blog article about declaring your photography major. Gave me stuff to think about anyway.

Lovin
08-17-2011, 12:48 PM
Olympus colors are so beautiful. That's a really nice DOF, and a nice shot.

kat
08-17-2011, 03:51 PM
Oh very nice!

Wicked Dark
08-17-2011, 03:59 PM
Wow, three pages. Thanks peeps. I'm so flattered.