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canon eos 50d, canon ef 100mm f/2.8 macro usm

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the original shot in flickr

taken in hernando’s garden… one of my favourite places to go shooting… he has an amazing garden…

i can usually find one or two of these fiddleheads “awakening” throughout the year.

part of the wonderful world of ferns calendar:


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  • Virginia Daniels
    Virginia Danielsabout 4 years ago

    Exquisite capture!

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstoneabout 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous Iris!!

  • thank you, sharon!

    – Iris Mackenzie

  • Iris Mackenzie
    Iris Mackenzieabout 4 years ago

    thank you both for you visit and comments!

  • bron stadheim
    bron stadheimabout 4 years ago

    Perfectly captured, brilliant eye :)

  • thank you, bronbennie.

    – Iris Mackenzie

  • Ann J. Sagel
    Ann J. Sagelabout 4 years ago

  • wow! thank you so much!

    – Iris Mackenzie

  • jeffrae
    jeffraeabout 4 years ago

    There is a variety of fern grown in Maine and in spring they are harvested and eaten (not all can be eaten)…they call them fiddleheads too. Gorgeous shot!

  • as i understand it, all ferns at this stage of their growth cycle are called fiddleheads. i have heard that other varieties can be eaten, but i don’t know which.

    many thanks, jeffrae.

    – Iris Mackenzie

  • i just googled fiddleheads and found this which might be of interest.

    – Iris Mackenzie

  • Jen Wahl
    Jen Wahlabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture, Iris!

  • many thanks, jen!

    – Iris Mackenzie

  • Ingz
    Ingzabout 4 years ago

    wow! excellent Iris xx

  • thank you, lngz!

    – Iris Mackenzie

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago


  • many thanks, ray!

    – Iris Mackenzie

  • jeffrae
    jeffraeabout 4 years ago

    Yes, those are the ones I have eaten…my husband lived in Maine for several years which is how I know about them. They kind of taste something like asparagas/spinich…on the bitter side like they are but if you like those vegies then you’d like these. Pain in the neck to clean. Great treat in the spring time.

  • the ones here aren’t edible, as far as i know.

    – Iris Mackenzie

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