New Leaves...

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Ken Ramos
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New Leaves...

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As for a subject title, that is about it, New Leaves. I suppose if one sat long enough and thought deep and hard about the photograph, they could probably come up with some deep and philosophical title but at the moment, something like that just seems to escape me. What didn't escape me though was the way the light filtering through the trees, illuminated these new little shoots emanating from one single bud on the limb of a rather young tree and the way the textures of these new shoots were defined.

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EOS 20D
1/250 sec. @ f/8 ISO 400
Canon 60mm. f/2.8 macro
Daylight, no flash
Full frame

Starting to recover from a very nasty virus I picked up somewhere along the way, it was just nice to sit outside and in a moment of stillness and contemplation, take in the beginnings of a new growing season. The sweet fresh smell of the air, the bright spots of color popping up here and there in the landscape, the diversity of sounds, especially those of the birds, all seemed to be quite therapeutic and good for ones health.

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Post by Bruce Williams »

Nice composition Ken.

The muted colours of the young leaves work well with the indistinct shapes in the graduated, neutral background.

Sorry to hear you've been unwell :(

Bruce

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Thank you Bruce :D Yes the past several days have been quite unpleasant but finally things are beginning to improve and I am feeling much better, thanks. Springtime is a wonderful time of the year for all of us I suppose, our imaginations have been lying around dormant all winter long or at least mine have anyway :lol: and every splash of new color or emergance of new life stirs ones curiosity. :D

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Post by beetleman »

It does look very fresh and new, and it has a flow to it that makes it very pleasing to look at and linger on. The back lighting adds a lot to it also :wink: . Glad you ae feeling better Ken :smt023
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Beginning to feel better each and every day there Doug, thanks. :D Yeah I do like the background lighting myself, it does seem to complement the new shoots quite nicely I think. It is amazing, that the whole of what you see here, all sprang out of one tiny bud. I am not really sure but I think that this is a young hickory tree. Thanks Doug :D

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Post by cactuspic »

Love to see images capturing the unfolding spring. Well captured, Ken. :D

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. :D

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Thanks Irwin :D

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