Benevolent Neglect
Benevolent Neglect

One from my very own yard. I have these ferns that one of the previous owners planted. Every year they get he barest of attention. Every year they do great. The ferns and I have an understanding: I leave them alone and they grow like crazy, slowly taking over the entire flowerbed. The August heat is always hard on them, but they come back strong as ever. Taken in early evening, I used flash to make the frond pop and relied on the fast shutter speed to help the background disappear. Ideally I would have had just the one branch on a black background, but I didn't want to break my agreement with the plants. Next week I'll have a couple that will better show my goal with this one.

  • Capture Date: 25 May 2006
  • Camera Model: Canon PowerShot S500
  • Focal Length: 7.4mm
    (35mm equiv. is 36mm)
  • Exposure: 1/60 sec
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • ISO: 50

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