Light Through the Fronds by Michael John

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This image shows a large tree fern, looking up through the fronds.

The sun was shining through and formed interesting patterns and colour.

Cyathea australis, also known as the Rough Tree Fern, is a species of tree fern native to south-eastern Australia. The massive erect trunk grows up to 12m tall. Fronds are bi- or tripinnate and may reach 4-6m in length.

Captured in the Blue Mountains National Park, NSW, Australia.

Canon G12, as is.

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100 views at 6/4/11
502 views at 21/8/11

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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Comments

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    wow nice….how nice standing under this huge umbrella!:))) very rich Australia!! cool picture.

  • Yes, cool in the shade underneath. Thanks Lisa.

    – Michael John

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 3 years ago

    I love these tree ferns, the green is magnificent, nice one Mike!

  • It is amazing to stand in a whole forest of tree ferns. Thanks Mark.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 3 years ago

    Cool shot Mike. Great use of the sunlight & I love the patterns the tree fern makes. Well done.

  • It really attracted my attention with the light shinging through. Thanks Michael.

    – Michael John

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 3 years ago

    How beautiful is this! Great pov. I love the light filtering through the gorgeous greens of the fronds!
    Th blue sky in the background makes this look almost like an image reflected in water!!
    Great work Michael!!

  • Yes, it does look like that. Thanks for the great comment Sharon.

    – Michael John

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    I know that tree! lol! I took one very similar once…now lost to dead computer, I think… :( It’s on a U-bend…? down in a gully….? lol

    Sorry…it’s the closest thing I can get to walking through the Blue Mountains at the moment… Do I sound as desperate as I feel?! ;)

    Beautiful image, Michael! Just beautiful!

  • lol – you are funny Donna! Even if you don’t have the photos, you still have the memories. Thanks for the fave!

    – Michael John

  • Mike  Waldron
    Mike Waldronover 3 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous :-)

  • Thank you Mike

    – Michael John

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerover 3 years ago

    What a terrific view, Michael! An amazing and beautiful tree!

  • It is very unusual. Thanks Pat.

    – Michael John

  • Steven Guy
    Steven Guyover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, isn’t it wonderful to stand beneath these in the bush.

  • It sure is. An amazing experience.

    – Michael John

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 3 years ago

    Yes!! That’s not easy to do – well done you~!

  • Thank you for commenting.

    – Michael John

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