Nature's Freckles

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© Becky Timbers
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UploadedFebruary 12, 2008
TakenDecember 9, 2007
Exposure1/640 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
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As a photographer, I'm constantly looking for curves and shapes and organic forms both in nature and in the man-made world. This macro shot of the underside of a laua'e fern - taken at a nondescript waypoint in Kauai, Hawaii - caught my eye because of its myriad shapes, colors, and movements. The red droplets - so reminiscent of the pastel colored candy dots I used to eat as a kid - are an agglomeration of tiny spores which, when mature, will be released into the wind and carried off to germinate elsewhere.

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  • Christi G

    Christi G said (12 Feb 2008):


  • James Carson

    James Carson said (25 Feb 2008):


  • oivind eknes

    oivind eknes gave props (11 Mar 2008):

    Great shot

  • Watson Inglis

    Watson Inglis said (19 Jun 2008):

    very nice!

  • Jo Jo

    Jo Jo gave props (1 Jul 2008):

    Beautifully done! Got my vote!

  • Claudia Kuhn

    Claudia Kuhn said (2 Jul 2008):

    Beautiful details!

  • Michael Persch

    Michael Persch gave props (16 Jul 2008):

    Amazing !!!! The red seriously makes this photo !! Great job!

  • Bronwyn B

    Bronwyn B gave props (18 Jul 2008):

    Really cool shot! Beautifully captured!

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (1 Oct 2008):

    This looks very nice in print also-congratulations.

  • Epin Hervin

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