In last week’s POTW post I mentioned that part of the fun of macro photography was that you notice things about your subjects that you may have never paid attention to. This week is another example of that. One of the mornings of the Tremont Spring Photography Workshop it was a fairly overcast day; perfect for shooting flowers and things like that, but almost all the spring flowers were gone already because our seasons were so off this year. I snapped around on what flowers I could find and then just started looking around for other things to photograph. I found a snail and so I worked on it for a while and while I was down on my hands and knees looking around I noticed a couple of fern limbs that were dying. What caught my eye was the rich color… almost autumn like, and then what kept my attention were the various textures of the leaves and the stem (textures are another common subject with macro work). I am sure that in all the hiking I’ve done over the years I’ve stepped over, and likely on, things like this a hundred times and never noticed how pretty even a dying fern can be.