Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Unfolding a look at fronds



A few images of a frond unfolding. It's a work in progress and may come to nothing. There's something very Kiwi about this natural motif. Air NZ carries stylised ferns on its jets.







And while I waited in vain today for kingfishers, flycatchers and gerygones to turn up at my rainforest creek pool this mass of floating leaves caught my eye.

8 comments:

Mosura said...

Very arty photos today. I hadn't realised that was what the air new Zealand logo was based on.

Jenny said...

Lovely unfurling fern photos. Beautiful light!

mick said...

Very nice patterns of ferns - but not quite as beautiful as I remember the silver ferns.

Tyto Tony said...

Mosura: I almost had arty in caption but fear its rhyming companion.

Jenny: Thanks. It's easier getting up with the soft, warm sun these days.

Mick: Nothing beats the silver fern (bar Oz netball), does it?

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony

I was expecting a furled tree Fern frond, which has that look of the Shepherd's Crook (my only Kiwi comment, I promise).

I loved the coloured leaves on the pool. People think that evergreen trees do not drop their leaves. No. They lose their leaves all the time - as your photo shows - beautifully.
Denis

Duncan said...

beautiful set of photos Tony, you've got a good eye.

Tyto Tony said...

Denis: Ta. Didn't do the leaves full justice. I'll be having another go at them.

Duncan: Too kind. My eye sees what's there. I envy those whose talent uncovers what others couldn't see.

Steve B said...

Excellent images, Tony. Hope the Kingfishers come in for you.