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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Jones Trail Fern
A new beginning
deeply in a forest
Frosted Frond
Swordfern & Western Redcedar
Sparkling green fern
Tree Fern in Dominica
iPhern (via iPhone 4)
beautiful tree fern
ferns in the cypress swamp
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New Frond
Fern Frond with Spores
Tree Fern
1,600px. MAXIMUM
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