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May 24, 2010

Hikage Hego

Posted by Amami Superman

Nikon D60, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 1/40 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 -- EXIF
Japanese Tree Fern

The name of this plant is hikage hego. I did a few searches about this and came up with "Japanese tree fern". I always thought these were a type of palm tree! Anyways, these are the buds of new leaves. They are actually quite large. The base of these buds are larger than a soda can. This photo wasn't very interesting in color so I switched it to black and white, gave it a vignette and adjusted some of the variable settings inside of Lightroom 2.


Peter in Wales said...

Hikage-hego is Cyathea lepifera, a tree fern growing to 6m or more, according to the books. I'm highly envious of where you live, with such rich and diverse vegetation on your doorstep ! And I really like the treatment you've given this shot. Great stuff.

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