Monday, January 31, 2011

The universe is unfolding as it should

(60mm  f5.6  1/20 sec  ISO200)


27 comments:

Scott said...

It is cool to watch the spring sprouts uncurl like this. Great shot.

CarreraCaballo said...

Wow this is simply beautiful, what can I say more . . . No words can describe what I am seeing now :-)

Greetz,


Joseph

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful! I like it a lot!

Dawn said...

breathtaking! That is QUITE a capture!!!!!

Soraia B. said...

Interesting. What is it?

bicocacolors said...

Oh lalalala se magnific!!!!

darlin said...

You've "WOWED" me once again with this simple yet magnificent shot Rick and your title just might be what I needed to hear today, thank you.

Farmchick said...

Excellent detail in this picture.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

I agree with darlin - love the post title...it is comforting in this chaotic world. A beautiful shot that draws you in...

Rick said...

Thank you Scott - I agree - spring is already here in s/w Florida (although I'm not sure how you really tell !).

Thank you Joseph ! I had watched this unfold over the past week and had to shoot it today before it became completely 'undone'.

Thank you for visiting and leaving a nice comment, Hilda !

Thank you Dawn (I didn't have the wind to contend with today !).

Rick said...

Thanks Soraia; it's the frond of a topical fern uncurling - will soon become a new leaf.

Thank you Elena !

Glad it helped a bit, Darlene. You may remember when the 'illustrious' PET uttered these words. Thank you.

Thank you Farmchick (I'm using 'mirror lock' which I find is helping keep the focus clear).

Rick said...

Thank you Cat. I find macro shots fascinating because I learn so much from the details that I couldn't otherwise see.

S. Etole said...

Watching a fern frond unfurl is such a remarkable sight. You've captured it well.

Leovi said...

That more subtle and delicate tones, wonderful composition, very beautiful Rick

Soraia B. said...

Leading to my grandmother home

Marty said...

mamma mia c'est beau ça Rick ! j'adore cette photo et les couleurs sont printanières !
beautiful beautiful !! bisous

Bitch said...

This image is like a painting.
I like your informative numbers of your
settings...(nobody does that).
Greetings,
Monika

Jeanne Klaver said...

I'm in awe of the tangles and how the fern unfolds...so perfect!

Rick said...

Thank you Susan - it's fascinating to watch it unfurl.

Thank you very much, Leovi.

Thanks for letting me know (and lovely shot Soraia !)

Merci beaucoup Marty !! Some bisous verts pour toi !

Thanks Monika; someone asked me a long time ago for that info so I've been adding it since.

Rick said...

Incredible how it's folded up so perfectly and then becomes a perfectly symmetrical leaf. Thanks Jeanne !

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Aaaaa what a beauty.
Great work.

Michelle said...

Incredible. Nature abounds with beauty!

Rick said...

Dank je wel, Dag. Fijne donderdag !

Thank you Michelle - couldn't agree more !

Avery said...

Oh so beautifully cool!!
And as much as I enjoy your stories that go along with your pictures, I think you did right by just a title on this one!

Rick said...

Hi Avery - thank you. I felt there was little I could add to this, so I left the photo to tell the story.

Krista said...

"With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."

You've quoted my very favourite piece of writing that I've ever read. And the photo is absolutely PERFECT!

Rick said...

Thanks Krista - I think of this one often.