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Ferns and More Ferns | by Kirk Lougheed
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Ferns and More Ferns

Cathedral Trail, Prairie Creek Redwoods, California

 

Some bright young ferns nestling in the trunk of a redwood tree as well as covering the forest floor. The tree itself was one of the few I saw with a lean in the lower trunk, gradually turning straight up as one expects from a redwood.

 

On a technical note, a polarizer is invaluable when photographing these lush forests in the spring. Although you lose light from the polarizer, the result is very much worth while. A couple of times I took the same photo with and without a polarizer and the results were dramatically in favor of using the polarizer.

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Taken on June 5, 2018