Still Life – Polypody

Two favorite photos from our chronicle of polypodium californicum ‘Sarah Lyman’, California polypody.

I like this crop of from the polypody photo of July 1 for its abstract view of the dying fern fronds being drained of their color.

dying fronds of Polypodium californicum 'Sarah Lyman'
dying fronds of Polypodium californicum ‘Sarah Lyman’

And the rebirth in early September, emerging from the mulch of chopped-up fronds and oak leaves. The center stalk unfurls and then the side leaves also unfurl. The exposure is .6 seconds at f/22, to maximize depth of field.

polypody shoots, Sept. 4
polypody shoots, Sept. 4
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charley280

I enjoy travel, art, food, photography, nature, California native plants, history, and yoga. I am a retired software engineer. The gravatar is a Nuttall's woodpecker that visited our backyard.

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