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Sunlight Leaf

Sunlight Leaf
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-13
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z740
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/11 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-13 13:52
Viewed: 4860
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 53
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this leaf floating in the water on my recent trip to the Italian Lakes. I liked the effect of the sun hitting the exact centre of the leaf. I had a family of lovely but curious tourists watching me as I took this. They obviously thought I was quite mad.

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Hi Karan,

Another beautiful and original shot - well worth confusing the punters for.

A shame those little baby droplets are there, but that wasn't really in your control - and you did really well to seek out this picture!

TFS, Doug :-)

Hi Karan,
Great drop and leaf shot.Exellent details and colours.Very well composed.
Best regards.


I know the feeling and what we have to go through for our art. Interesting photo and I like the effect.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-13 15:00]

Hi Karan,

Very original shot, the lighting is great and catches the water drop perfectly, lovely colours too.

TFS Hilary :-)

Maybe, but the result looks great!


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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-09-13 16:28]

Wow, great water-drop's photo, I loves this optical effect and light a lot! Nice close-up, your adventure gives us good result! :)
Thank and best wishes,

Hello Karen,

Mad not at all, lovly photo, Perfect details, excellent se of light, Perfect details, very crsp, nicly composed and capture photo

TFS kyle

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-13 21:50]

Hello Karan

A beautiful shot.Very well captured.Like a little jewel.Nicely composed and good DOF.Really nice details.TFS


Hi Karan,
Your note made me laugh and I can imagine this scene you described with the tourists, lol... This is a beautiful capture, very brillant and clear with nice details. This is a very original post with excellent colors. TFS,

Hello Karnan, This sheet which holds this water drop is a imagne very original! I like much the separation of the center towards the ends of the sheet. It is like veins. And the water drop agrendissement has effects of center of the sheet.
that like to me much,
thank you, Arnaud.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-14 5:56]

Hola Karan,
Una idea original, excelente macro. saludos

Perfect, nothing more to say!

Hi Karan,
I love shots like this - drops are always so phascinating. Very well done.
I'm just back from my trip to Lake Garda - we always stay in Lazise. Will show a shot from there tomorrow. Thanks for yours, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

bella composizione

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-09-14 17:39]

ok, lake garda, full of tourists..*g*..ignore, and take photos.
i guess many people think i´m crazy, too, seeing the cities
through the lens, taking all the photos - but, hey, this just
got me an invitation to be the photographer at a colleague´s wedding.
anyway, cool and artictic shot, wonderful greens and a terrific light effect.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

Hello Karan,
Fascinating lines in this composition!
Good texture, nice colour... Well framed!
Pablo -

Hi Hester.
A beautiful shot, great compositión.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-09-15 15:41]

Hi Karan,
a great artistic shot. The light works really well in this picture.

bien vue cette poésie photographique.
Un peu de douceur dans un monde de brut.
C'est apaisant comme image.
Merci du partage

Again most interesting to see what you do with shapes and textures, this one is great.
I like very much colours and lights, and more taking into account your equipment.
I will be watching for more of this artistic shots, thanks!

hi karan
super la transparence est parfaite et les nervures de la feuille ressemble a un eclat de soleil.

Hi Karan,

This is a very original POV! At first I thought the water drop is too centered in the middle of the picture but I guess the spot towards which all lines converge is located in a strong point making it a great composition. It is an excellent photo after all! Great job! TFS!


Hola Karan.
Excellent picture,very good details an colors.
Great composition.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-10-11 14:45]

Zdjêcie tak zwane artystyczne. ¦wietna robota, wspania³a kompozycja.

Hi Karan,

Very intersting subject with a very good capture. Good catch.



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  • zoso68 (21)
  • [2007-01-30 7:54]

What an original shot! I like very much the green and those reflexes on the water. Really nice.

Hi Karan,
I like very much the light and its reflections in the water drop, the green tones and the whole composition.
To me, this picture expresses the beauty, the fragility... and the greatness of life.
Thanks for taking the photo despite the curious watchers and sharing it with us.

Fantastic shot!


U have good eyesight!
a great effect, but, probably, you've used too much the digital zoom or latter in the workshop at home...

GOOd effect!
...and...all of us suffer some kind of madness!! ;oD

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