Unfurling ferns

Baby ferns, I call them. One of my favourite things to photograph on rainforest walks are ferns in that stage before they become their fully fledged selves.  I get much pleasure out of their delicate little fractal curled-ness.  And just before they flare out into the bright green-fingered leaves as we know them, they look like flying butterflies with yellow edged wings.

These pictures were taken on the walks we did at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

~ Spotted Cow

Unfurled fern

fern curls

Fern unfurling

fern butterfly