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    Fiddlehead

    This is the fiddlehead of a fern frond, taken in the morning when the sun was about a quarter way up above the horizon. I saw the backlight and thought it could add to the image.

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    Fiddlehead

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    Re: Fiddlehead

    Hi Peter,

    A good study shot but with the added dimension of the shape being very reminiscent of the human embryo.

    The only suggestion I was going to make was to crop 10-15% from the top edge to get the 'head' on a third rather than slap bang in the middle, however, by playing with the image scrolling in the browser, I find that gives a much larger emphasis to the 'arms' (which are brighter, but not sharp enough to be so prominent in composition), so it is best left as it is.

    Yes, I like the back lighting, exposure and background blur.

    Good shot,

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    Re: Fiddlehead

    Exposure, lighting, texture, and colors, are great! My only nit is the composition, too. I wish the foreground leaf was not cut. Very nice work, Peter.

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    Re: Fiddlehead

    I agree with Jiro -- my first thought was that I wish I had that whole second leaf. But it's beautiful work, nevertheless.

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    Re: Fiddlehead

    Another '+' vote. I like the management of the light. Not an easy one to get right.

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    Re: Fiddlehead

    Excellent. I agree with the composition comments. Pretty much a quibble though and I would have been very happy to have taken this

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    Re: Fiddlehead

    Hi Dave, Jiro, Elise, Donald & Trevor,

    Thank you for taking time to view and comment. I also was undecided as whether to crop off the top abit but decided to leave it alone so as to give the frond "space to grow". I personally would have preferred to have the lower leave not cut off, but was not observant enough while taking the shot. Thanks for raising this. A lesson learnt.

    Appreciate all your comments.

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    Re: Fiddlehead

    Great Shot, but Fiddle Heads are also good to eat!! Boil for 7 minutes, serve with a generous amount of butter, pinch of sea salt ,generous pinch of cracked pepper,generous squeeze of fresh lemon and zest of lemon. They taste like Brussel sprouts.

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    Re: Fiddlehead

    Quote Originally Posted by smcconsulting View Post
    Great Shot, but Fiddle Heads are also good to eat!! Boil for 7 minutes, serve with a generous amount of butter, pinch of sea salt ,generous pinch of cracked pepper,generous squeeze of fresh lemon and zest of lemon. They taste like Brussel sprouts.
    Not quiet sure how you would taste them at all after all the 'generous pinch of ...' stuff.

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    Re: Fiddlehead

    They are actually quite tasty....I've had them by themselves and as a garnish with the pan braised Brussel sprouts....yummy.

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    Re: Fiddlehead

    Thanks, Chris & Chris, Peter & werend, for viewing and the interesting discussion on fiddlehead for lunch. The last time I tried fiddlehead was during jungle survival training many years back. Can't remember how it tasted. Probably didn't like it, otherwise would have eaten it on more occasions.

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