Three Forks, Montana

Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: #19: "October Fern"

October 30, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Many of our ferns have crumbled into dust as the fall has progressed, yet a few (different variety?) are working hard to hold onto their chlorophyll.

I liked the contrast between this fern and the brown oak and maple leaves that are covering the ground. The fern was bent over and about one foot above the leaf-covered background, though it does look like it is actually lying on the ground. Perhaps that is because so much of the scene is in focus.

I took this photo from directly above.  Because of the bend in the fern I focus stacked four images to get the entire fern in focus, the middle being closest to the lens and the bottom and top being farthest. Unfortunately, the stacking did bring the brown leaves into sharper focus than I wanted. But all-in-all I was pleased.

"October Fern"
October 27, 2020
Panasonic GX80/85
Olympus 60mm F2.8 macro
F5.6 - 1/30sec - ISO200
4 images focus stacked in Photoshop
Processed in Lightroom Classic


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