As I wandered through my woodland garden I noticed that the opening heads of some of our ferns looked like little people. I had hoped to capture a whole “family” but I couldn’t get them all in focus, so I decided to give Fern Man his very own profile portrait!

Nikon D700 and Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens.
Westford, Massachusetts, USA

I used Topaz Adjust and Nik Viveza for to add clarity and contrast, plus a touch of Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Darken/Lighten Center to bring out his “profile”. I finished with Aquarius from Flypaper Textures and Tableaux Pastoral from French Kiss Textures.

Top Ten Ferns and Mosses Around the World Challenge of Colour (June 15, 2014)

Featured in Postcard Style (January 31, 2014)

Featured in Ferns and Mosses Around the World (July 15, 2013)

Featured in Nature’s Patterns and Designs (May 30, 2013)

Featured in From the Heart (May 21, 2013)

Featured in Creation (May 19, 2013)

Featured in Gems (May 19, 2013)

I am a photographer living in Massachusetts and my passion is flowers. I take the time to reveal the special beauty of each flower and I hope that comes through as you look at my work.

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 1 year ago

    Lol-this reminds me of Little Shop Of Horrors-) Great Shot!

  • Oh, that’s too funny – I hadn’t thought of that! Thank you so much for the great comment, the fave, and the laugh too!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    Ha, I see I’m not the only one who anthropomorphizes flowers and plants. :) Well seen, lots of fun, and so gloriously green!

  • Thank you so much for your kind words and the fave, and yes, I often anthropomorphize flowers and plants – it really is fun, isn’t it?

    – Anita Pollak

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much for your kind comment and the fave, Angie!

    – Anita Pollak

  • debidabble
    debidabbleover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much, debidabble!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Kathleen Daley
    Kathleen Daleyover 1 year ago

    this is a beautiful image! love the light & the greens!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments and the fave, Kathleen!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    Lovely patterns of colour and light!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment, Bette!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 1 year ago

    Wonderful work !!! Bravo!!!
    Your host, Deb
    May 19, 2013

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Deb – I really appreciate it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at Creation!

    05-19-13 Beautiful work! :o)

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Bunny – I really appreciate it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkover 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much, Carolyn!

    – Anita Pollak

  • myraj
    myrajover 1 year ago

    Beautifully presented work Anita.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Myra!

    – Anita Pollak

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