Ostrich Fern


When travelling about the mountains and forests near our home in Vancouver Canada, there are plenty of opportunities to photograph broad vistas. However there are many photographs waiting to be made below the trees. This picture of Ostrich Ferns is an example.

The picture was made with a Canon G1 digital camera, with a shutter speed of 1/80s at f7.1 with a focal length of 18mm. The contrast was increased and the colour saturation was reduced using Photoshop to give the desired rendition.

Because compact digital cameras have small imagers, the focal length of the lens is much less than the equivalent 35mm camera requires. The consequence is that they have comparatively more depth of field. This photograph has everything sharp except some foreground leaves at the bottom. These leaves were considerably closer to the camera than the main subject.