Photographing Ferns

Pteridophyta

What You Should Photograph 4

  • back of the leaf
  • front of the leaf
  • overall plant

In the photos above I have chosen the tangle ferns to illustrate this point.

The first photo shows the front of a tangle fern and they all look fairly much alike.

The second photo is the back of the leaf - this one is the Gleichenia dicarpa
The third photo is the back of the leaf - this one is Gleichenia microphylla.

You can quite cleary see the difference on the back which is why you must take photos of the back of ferns.

Tweaking Photos 4

Check out the General Guide for Tweaking Photos for tips on how to:

  • Sharpen photos
  • Lighten photos
  • Fix washed out photos
  • Crop Photos

    Other Photo Guides 4

    Sources and Credits

    1. (c) john_barkla, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by John Barkla, https://inaturalist.nz/photos/1240609
    2. (c) David Hutchinson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/2908411
    3. (c) Leon Perrie, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/2832391
    4. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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