Capelli di Venere

August 09, 2019


Photographer: Fabio Di Stefano 
Summary Authors: Fabio Di Stefano; Jim Foster

Shown above is the charming waterfall on the Rio Bussentino, in southwestern Italy, known as the Capelli di Venere (Hair of Venus). Its name is derived from the Venus hair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris), which grows luxuriantly in this perpetually moist environment. Found worldwide in temperate climates, this attractive fern typically attains heights of 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) and is often observed growing on rock walls that face away from the Sun (facing north in the Northern Hemisphere and south in the Southern Hemisphere) Photo taken on July 7, 2019.

Photo Details: Camera: Canon EOS M6; Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 8.2 (Windows); Exposure Time: 0.600s; Aperture: ƒ/4.0; ISO equivalent: 800; Focal Length: 11.0mm.