Ecuadorian Fern Frond

Fern Frond, Cloud Forest, Ecuador
Here’s a rarity from me — nature with no creatures attached. Just a simple shot of a fern frond before unraveling. I was shooting tree frogs at the time on a drizzly night in the Ecuadorian cloud forest.
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 105mm macro lens, ISO 200, f/10 at 1/60th of a second, two Nikon SB-90 flash units on a circular flash bracket

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  1. michael huber May 15, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    I had a fern like this in my back yard, but it lasted only 3 months til the heat kill it off or it died.

  2. Peter Butterfield May 16, 2014 at 6:24 am #

    Forest nebula spring—-Coiled in boundless energy—-To fan into lace.

  3. Lawrie Taylor May 16, 2014 at 7:24 am #

    Reminds me of New Zealand Sean. We have a lot of ferns over here in our bush and forests. Nicely taken.

  4. Amanda D May 16, 2014 at 10:48 am #


  5. Gina May 16, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    Love the creatures Sean, so I don’t know why I feel this way…. but this is Exquisite!!

  6. Shardae May 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    This is so beautiful.

  7. Donna Strollo Zentek May 16, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    Around twenty years ago I dug ferns in the forest behind my house and planted them in a shaded area by my porch. I never tire of watching the fronds unravel into a delicate fern. They are good eating as well. Stir fry or pickled.

  8. Jeanne Juhos May 16, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    Lovely! Nature is amazing!

  9. Tom May 20, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    Beautiful work with the flash here Sean. Well done.