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Thank you all for your most gracious comments following yesterdays minimalistic image, keeping the theme going slightly I have opted to upload another rather less is best image showing a small dead and decaying leaf on top of a concrete pillar. Nothing flash, nothing spectacular just a leaf on a lump of concrete.

Please except my apology if I did not get around to seeing and comment on all of your work, not a good day health wise.

I hope that you all have a great day ahead.

Regards NathanGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 [Di] Macro 1:1 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Aug 2013 - 7:47 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Less is best...
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:21 Aug 2013 - 8:38 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Less is best
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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 8:44 AM

Great work. Simple, but very beautiful.
Johanna

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
21 Aug 2013 - 8:56 AM

Lovely photography Nathan !! I like the focus Smile I trust your day will be blessed today !!

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Ayoob
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21 Aug 2013 - 8:58 AM

I agree with you ,this is a great image and great title too ,Nathan....Wink

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 9:02 AM

Brilliant shot Nathan, excellent textures and tones, great dof to, hope your soon feeling better, take care my friend

Hugh

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franken
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21 Aug 2013 - 9:06 AM

Simple and effective image Nathan.

I thought it was a mouse from the thumbnail! Smile

Ken

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nonur
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21 Aug 2013 - 9:08 AM

Hope it turns to be good, Nathan. Very nice shallow focus, simple but great shot!

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21 Aug 2013 - 9:12 AM

interesting textures Grin

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SlowSong
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21 Aug 2013 - 9:12 AM

Lovely narrow dof.
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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
21 Aug 2013 - 9:15 AM

When I saw the preview picture, I thought it was a mouse ...
Lovely composition, Nathan!Smile
Regards Valery

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
21 Aug 2013 - 9:25 AM

How can something so minimal make such a good photo - but it does! Hope today is better for you.Smile

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richmowil
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21 Aug 2013 - 9:34 AM

Well put together Nathan!!

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EAS
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21 Aug 2013 - 9:35 AM

Relieved to find a leaf! Though it was a dead mouse from the thumbnail! Grin Take care and trust your day proves better.

Ann

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DicksPics
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21 Aug 2013 - 9:44 AM

Hope today is better for you, Nathan!


Quote: Relieved to find a leaf! Though it was a dead mouse from the thumbnail!

Exactly what I thought!!
Focusing and depth of field spot on!
Regards,
Richard

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 10:34 AM

I took a similar shot a few weeks ago and then put it in the bin - you've shown me I should have had more faith!
Joan.

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netta1234
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21 Aug 2013 - 10:43 AM

Yes I thought it looked like a dead mouse as wellWink
But it's a great image with a good title.
Hope you will have a better day todaySmile
NettaSmile

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Irishkate
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21 Aug 2013 - 10:51 AM

Yip we're all seeing a mouse here.
I'm not sure if total focus on the leaf would be better?
Interesting image and good colours.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
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21 Aug 2013 - 10:52 AM

Simple but effective Nathan.
And I hope you have a better day of it today.
Mick.

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CaroleS
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21 Aug 2013 - 11:07 AM

Excellent shot Nathan.
Hope your day improves.
Carole

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moiral
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21 Aug 2013 - 11:30 AM

Nicde dof Nathan, and hope you are feeling better today. Moira

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Nikonuser1
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21 Aug 2013 - 11:30 AM

Simplicity at it's best, Excellent image Nathan, Smilehope you feel better today.Smile


Cliff

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digital_boi
21 Aug 2013 - 11:31 AM

pov good Nathan texture as well again it works for me

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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lonely_oryx
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21 Aug 2013 - 11:33 AM

Hope you are feeling better today

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 12:04 PM

Beautiful image nice capture.

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barbarahirst
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21 Aug 2013 - 12:06 PM

Thought it was some kind of critter
Read your writeup and realised different

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Scottishlandscapes
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21 Aug 2013 - 12:10 PM

A prime example of the turning of the seasons again. A nip in the air these morning and evenings and the warm shirts are getting dug out again.

Dougie

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longhoss
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21 Aug 2013 - 12:16 PM

Great simplistic image Nathan
Glyn

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TrevBatWCC
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21 Aug 2013 - 12:20 PM

I too thought it was a mouse when looking at the thumnail!!! Wink Another fine shot, Nathan Smile
Hope you're soon feeling a bit perkier Sad
Trev Smile

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TyChee
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21 Aug 2013 - 12:29 PM

Great control of dof. Nice work.
Ty

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LynneJoyce
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21 Aug 2013 - 12:33 PM

Nice use of dof.

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Richsr
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21 Aug 2013 - 12:43 PM

Simple but the good details in the decaying leaf and DOF make this a good image Nathan.
Hope you are feeling a little better now
regards Richard

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Skeet1Away
21 Aug 2013 - 1:26 PM

Nathan, super image......well worth posting mate......stay well....


Paul.

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fificat100
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21 Aug 2013 - 1:56 PM

Well seen, Nathan - thought it was a wee mouse at first Grin

Lavina

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ali63
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21 Aug 2013 - 2:45 PM

Great image,looks like a moth at a quick glance

Ali

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WhiteRose1
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21 Aug 2013 - 3:10 PM

Another vote for the mouse, Nathan, good use of dof.

Dave

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Growmore
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21 Aug 2013 - 3:29 PM

We live we die it all ends in decay, no matter we're here and made a mark

Last Modified By Growmore at 21 Aug 2013 - 3:31 PM

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Trevhas
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21 Aug 2013 - 3:33 PM

Sorry Nathan. I too came on false pretences thinking i was about to meet your new pet mouse !.
Trevor.

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CarolG
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21 Aug 2013 - 3:42 PM

Simple, yet beautiful, Nathan. Carol

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saltireblue
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21 Aug 2013 - 3:56 PM

Almost a Lensbaby look to this, Nathan.

Malc

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ChristineD
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21 Aug 2013 - 4:48 PM

a great image

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Mike_Smith
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21 Aug 2013 - 5:20 PM

Nice DOF in this Nathan, hope your feeling better today

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21 Aug 2013 - 5:36 PM

One of those images that has so little to see, but so much to say.

John Smile

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danbrann
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21 Aug 2013 - 6:39 PM

Simple but very effective Nathan.

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ChiliMan
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21 Aug 2013 - 6:46 PM

This is the kind of shot I like SmileSmile But am often too lazy to take it Sad

I love fallen leaves. Not all. Some I find snapworthy, others not. Some are fresh, some semi-dried, some totally dried.

This one is a nice one for all that texture and the angle is SUPERB, Nathan.

Andrew

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HuddersfieldHil
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21 Aug 2013 - 7:17 PM

I love this type of shot Nathan Well captured great dofSmileSmile

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Michaela_Solway
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21 Aug 2013 - 7:22 PM

A little mouse leaf.. Love it with super DOF & nicely positioned

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Nigeve1
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21 Aug 2013 - 7:54 PM

Excellent minimalist image, wafer thin DOF works brilliantly here.
Nigel

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pluckyfilly
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21 Aug 2013 - 8:18 PM

great shot all curled up and withered but still with beauty in abundance

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21 Aug 2013 - 9:43 PM

Excellent photogrphy. I guess we'll soon be seeing lots more of these. Take care!

David

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213hardy
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21 Aug 2013 - 10:14 PM

Keep it simple, is what i say, less is definitely more.

A great image, Nathan.

Den

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23 Aug 2013 - 11:18 PM

This works so well
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BIGRY1
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23 Aug 2013 - 11:56 PM

The dof works perfectly, stunning!Grin
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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
24 Aug 2013 - 6:24 PM

Beautifully detailed picture Nathan.

Basith

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Glostopcat
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29 Aug 2013 - 9:34 PM

Something so simple yet so good, you do these so well Nathan. Anything like this that i attempt leaves much room for improvement

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