A few days ago, I was walking around the property when I spotted a few Fiddlehead Ferns ready to pop. I made a note to self: Go inside and grab the camera for some close-up shots of these guys. They won’t last long like this. Of course and like usual, I got caught up taking wonderful photos of many other things, so I completely forgot about the Fiddlehead Fern until today.
When I made it outside this morning to look for some nice coils, I was disappointed to fine only semi-mature ferns sprouting from the ground. I walked around for a while until I located just a few specimens. I took some photographs and will display them below.
Now, as I mentioned in some previous posts, when engaging in macro photography, a tripod is necessary. I may encounter some argument by saying that, but in my case, it’s true. When you look at the photos, you’ll see what I mean.
I had decent luck. The focus was up to par, but the camera shake took its toll. When you study the focal point of each image, you’ll notice that while I modified each one in Photoshop, I was unable to force clarity from something that wasn’t clear to begin with.
How did I take these photos? I used a Canon T3i, a 18-135mm kit lens and three stackable Hoya close-up lens filters. I didn’t use a tripod for this shoot and there was a sizable breeze. I also took these photos before noon, so there was a nice angle on the sun.