Fascinating details in nature – Camilla Calnan Photography adventures

I have always been intrigued and fascinated with details, especially in nature.  As I walk through the forest, my eye and camera seem to wander to find the strange, the unique, textures and colors, contrast and dimension.  Ferns have forever been a favorite plant for me to photograph – patterns in the fronds, the greens and browns and orangey-yellows that sometime appear…I’m always looking for what I will discover next.

This post is showcasing some of my favorite detail shots.  I cannot explain why I am drawn to some of these, but I really wanted to give a glimpse of what can be found if you slow down and look around.  Each season presents its own color palette; the only constant in nature is change.  Everyday time passes, light shifts, life begins and ends, as all comes and returns to the earth.  I feel lucky to see things this way and hope you enjoy the way I see and capture the world.

Lichen and ant detail paired with fall leaves resting on ferns.
Lichen and ant detail paired with fall leaves resting on ferns.
Sprawling tree roots with rocks embedded found in the Rocky Broad in Chimney Rock, NC.
Sprawling tree roots with rocks embedded found in the Rocky Broad in Chimney Rock, NC.
Ferns and a split boulder covered in green mosses that match the fern.
Ferns and a split boulder covered in green mosses that match the fern.
Reindeer moss growing on a old tree stump next to a trail at the NC Arboretum
Reindeer moss growing on a old tree stump next to a trail at the NC Arboretum
Mosses and lichen on a stump and fallen tree.
Mosses and lichen on a stump and fallen tree.
 Mother of a million plan detail paired with a soft moss.
Mother of a million plan detail paired with a soft moss.
A little mushroom growing among ferns on the forest floor at Bent Creek Experimental Forest.
A little mushroom growing among ferns on the forest floor at Bent Creek Experimental Forest.
 A detail of a Sourwood tree's bark at the NC Arboretum.
A detail of a Sourwood tree’s bark at the NC Arboretum.
A black and white paring of tree roots, one with  a fern making itself at home, the other standing like a forgotten tombstone in the woods
A black and white paring of tree roots, one with  a fern making itself at home, the other standing like a forgotten tombstone in the woods
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