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John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World

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ferns

Ghost Fern

A wood fern fades into fall
A wood fern fades into fall

The colors in the wood are fading and this wood fern is slowly draining of color to blend with browns and tans of the forest floor.

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 400, f/1.8, 1/500″ exposure.

Looking down…

Maidenhair fern along a woodland path
Maidenhair fern along a woodland path

Maidenhair fern grows in mature hardwood forests here in Vermont, especially where lime rich soils exist. There’s one spot on a favorite trail up in the woods behind our house where they grow, and a nearby rocky outcrop of gneisses and limestone are probably the reason why. I love the gentle curving pattern of these ferns and the delicacy of their fronds. This one is showing a bit of chill damage as the temps have been dipping into the mid 30s on recent nights.

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 1250, f/1.8, 1/400″ exposure

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