Birth of a Frond


Unfurling, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

Delicately unfurling, this young fiddlehead fern frond promises birth. Its curl is a precursor to motion, the potential energy of a young living thing.

I photographed this macro using a light box as the background, then inverted the L Channel for a black background. Monochrome seemed appropriate, almost like a Karl Blossfeldt botannical study.

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