January 2, 2017
This entry was posted on January 2, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Leaves, Plants and was tagged with fern, Florida, leaves, nature, photography, Sarasota, Selby Gardens.
Happy new year to you!
January 3, 2017 at 2:18 PM
Thank you, Nannus—and to you, too.
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January 3, 2017 at 2:39 PM
Glad you didn’t make me choose! 😉 I like them both very much.
January 5, 2017 at 10:57 AM
Thanks, Lynn. I think I prefer the B&W, but I like the color version too much to leave it behind.
January 5, 2017 at 11:53 AM
I like the colour version better, the colour adds another dimension to the contrast – and that’s something I don’t often say when comparing B&W and colour. Those whitish unfurling leaves look like Ferns in early spring – but I’m sure I must be barking up the wrong tree, saying that.
January 6, 2017 at 11:02 AM
The whitish leaves are curling (senescing) rather than unfurling. They were scattered all around the fern area of Selby Gardens. I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t look around to see where they came from. Hang on: I’ll ask my husband if he knows. . . . No luck. Most he can say is that he thinks it’s a native Florida wetland species, but since it’s in a botanical garden, it could be from anywhere. Interesting that you prefer the color version. Thanks for letting me know, Andy.
January 6, 2017 at 7:08 PM
It’s unlike me to prefer colour, I know. But sometimes I’m surprised by what does, or does not, work for me when I convert to B&W. In this case I think it it the vibrancy of the greens that really lift the image. Thanks for the info on the whitish leaves. When ferns die over here they turn black and look like they are rotting (which I suppose they are), but it’s not pretty.
January 7, 2017 at 4:12 AM
I’d never seen white dead fern leaves here either. Maybe that’s an argument for their being some exotic species.
January 7, 2017 at 10:08 AM
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