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Copyright: Larry Doyle (techranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 9 N: 1075] (3462)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-28
Categories: Trees
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-29 14:02
Viewed: 2933
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I went for a walk through a "garden" cemetery the other day, near our home, where they were several large trees planted. A very large and very old oak tree was bordering the one end...
It had just drizzled a bit and the leaves were wet. The day was a bit overcast. This tight "spray" or "cascade" of leaves about ten feet above the ground was bursting with different colors. I just could not pass up capturing this glorious display of the Creator's nature... becoming a personal favorite of mine.

I found this quote, very appropriate after the rain...

"Let us labor to make the heart grow larger as we become older, as spreading oak gives more shelter." - Richard Jeffries

Taken hand-held, auto everything, 12X zoom partially extended, some PP work in Photoshop CS2.

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Bonjour Larry
Très jolie composition artistique, un mélange de couleurs très plaisant a l'œil, simple et très bien fait

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-29 15:44]

Hello Larry,
beautiful tones and soft colors that give a calm and peaceful feelings.
I like the droplets on the leaves as it strike additional aesthetic view.
Lovely composition that stands out from the soft smooth background.
Simple and exciting shot.


Such a beautiful presentation of autumn Larry, your vantage point was just right for this fine macro-perspective and the limited DOF isolated the multi coloured leaves rather nicely. Thanks for sharing this small piece of nature my friend.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-10-30 8:49]

Hello Larry,

Rain drop on the leaves are always an charity.
This gives excellent demention to the picture.
This in combination with nice colors and fantastic light.
Very well composition, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-30 10:40]

Hello Larry,
A nicely composed image showing the beautiful fall coloring of the Oak leaves. The water droplets are a real bonus as they add that special eye catching touch!! Well done!!

Oak leaves very similar to this image, won me an award at a photo show back in the 1970's in Cleveland. The show was judged by André Kertész..

Good piece of calming work with all the right elements!

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