Fern fiddlehead (Sadleria cyatheoides), Kilauea, Hawaii
During hikes around Kilauea there were many places with large ferns, some of which had new growth--fiddleheads. Many of these were about head hight--2 m (~6+ ft).
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Fern leaves often unroll themselves as they mature. The result, while they are still wrapped around themselves, is called a fiddlehead. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinlabar/sets/72157605712130430/">Here's</a> my fern set, which, unfortunately, doesn't have any photos as good as these! (It's mostly not of fiddleheads.)
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Karl Blossfeldt, Bärenklaublüte from Urform der Kunst c.1928 this gives me an idea for advanced art, still life with the cow skull merging with another object, surreal still life?
Decaying Leaves — I was shot by Billy Kidd
Research (Not my photo): I really love how the light is predominantly focused on the style of the leaf. It's the only thing you are able to see and the photographer has made it his or her intention to bring out the curvature and detailing with his/her use of light. I may apply this to my own photos and signify it to an image such as this. It's very shell-like and subtle. Beautiful photograph!