Fern Fronds

Challenge #30 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, show us the beauty of ferns, just-unfurling fronds, a small fern plant or a large tree fern. A fern is a plant in the Pteridophyta family, with stems, leaves, roots and reproduces via spores. It has no seeds or flowers. (NO photos of cycads or palms which are not related to ferns, please.) The ferns (unless grown as a house-plant or in a glasshouse) should be outside in their natural environment, not shot inside under studio lights. Macro and close-up shots welcome. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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rising fern
Fern Fronds after Rain
Fern in Ferndale
Spirals and Droplets
Oak-leaf Fern
Fern Fronds and Seedpods
Fiddle Head from the Big Island VCNP
Fern in perspective
fiddlehead on the trail 4617
Fern Pattern
Autumn Bracken
Fern frond
California Wild Fern
New Zealand Tree Fern
Fern Fronds
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New Frond
Fern Frond with Spores
Tree Fern
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