INSIDE THE FERN-TASY FOREST OF LABI HILLS FOREST RESERVE

Continuing from the previous post I packed more lenses that I needed on this first trip into the forest. Mounted on the 5D Mark II is the EF 100mm Macro f2.8 Hybrid L and my favourite Powershot G11 that is now responsible for majority of the photos I publish in this blog and on Facebook. As my knowledge of plants is profoundly dismal, I hope to leave you with pictures the flora that intrigued me. Let me at least impress you with my mastery of the lens to make up for what I lack in this subject.

Also captured: Rare sighting of wild mushroom (tree fungus) spore dispersal by wind.

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An interesting variety of fern we came across a stone's throw from the waterfall.

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Love the diffused glow of the Ponga Tree Fern Frond

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Closeup of an uncurling Cyathea dregei crozier

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This photo reminds me of an ovary with the presence of ova or eggs inside a curled up fallopian tube.

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A close-up look at a fern frond's intricate details made possible with the 100mm Macro L lens (shot hand-held with frond swaying gently to the morning breeze).

Thank to Tony for this portrait in the forest. Love that green cast on my face from the sun's rays piercing through the foliage.

In the absence of proper hiking shoes, I wore  The Crocs™ Quicktrail Low