Fernacular

Little Huia

I can’t help but look at these sprouting ferns and be reminded of the shape of the cochlear, the element in our ear which allows us to discern relative pitch of a sound.

Little Huia

Little Huia

Little Huia

the lower branches untwirling like recursive paisley, only to become…

Little Huia

Little Huia

From the air, the overall shape of these ferns makes more sense – optimized for photosynthesis?

Little Huia

shot today 25th November 2013, near Scenic Drive, Auckland with Canon 5DmkIII and EF100L macro lens

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