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By VintageRed
Taken yesterday on a snapping mission with MikeH. The sky was totally washed out so inventiveness was called for and close-ups were the order of the day.

I set off with the idea of producing some images redolent of Autumn. This image was a happy coincidence. I just happened to see this leaf on a bench and thought I'd try a low view of the scene chosing a depth of field that put the background grass out of focus.

I'm quite pleased with the result. Hope you enjoy it too.


1/80 sec
flash fired
400 mm

Tags: Yorkshire Arboretum Thorpe perrow Landscape and travel

Voters: MikeRC, scott_jessuk, PhotographyBySuzan and 89 more

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cdm36 14 391 7 England
16 Oct 2006 7:09AM
Congrats, Smile.


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vparmar 13 7 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 7:10AM
brilliant shot well presented and congrats on EC

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
16 Oct 2006 7:15AM
Super use of Shallow DOF.Lovely image.
Congratulations on the award /well deserved.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
16 Oct 2006 7:21AM
Nick....pick yourself up off the floor me old mate.
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
16 Oct 2006 7:26AM
love the DOF.
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 7:32AM
Thank you Pete and thank you all for your comments. Dusting myself off as I type this Keith LOL.

Sabreur 13 767 England
16 Oct 2006 7:37AM
Congrats on the EC - well deserved.
redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 8:04AM
Congratulations mate, something for us mere mortals to aspire to.
beaniebabe 12 2.3k England
16 Oct 2006 8:07AM
simplicity...very nice

Angie x

p.s congratulations on EC Smile
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
16 Oct 2006 8:07AM
Hi Nick,love the space,minimalist look,space and 3d look.Awesome.Take care.AnnSmile
Just seen it,Congratulations on your EC,well deserved.
DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 8:10AM
Exquisite simplicity, well seen Nick.

CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 8:21AM
Well done..Less is more.
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 8:33AM
Stunning mate and congrats on your EC.

C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
16 Oct 2006 8:38AM
Superb Nick...

If done right a simple leaf is sometimes as effective as a whole mass of autumn colour - as demonstrated here.
sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 8:38AM
superb work nick, and congratulation on your EC.

martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 8:40AM
Super work and well done on the EC!

Love the little water drop on the end of the leaf stem.

Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
16 Oct 2006 9:46AM
Well done Smile The inventiveness has paid off.
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 10:07AM
Well done on your EC.

well deserved.

martin.w 16 522 22 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 10:10AM
Well done Nick, this is excellent.
MikeBonsall 12 474 3 Guernsey
16 Oct 2006 10:12AM
congrats on the EC Nick.

A perfectly worked image. I love the way that the green background is matched by the green moss on the bench.

Imagine23 12 241 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 10:48AM
Very nice, well done on the EC.
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
16 Oct 2006 11:37AM
Well done Nick simple but stunning nice one
Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 12:25PM
Fantastic work, love it.

hayleyk 13 56 England
16 Oct 2006 12:50PM
Simple and very effective,congrats on your EC.

SamM 12 2 Germany
16 Oct 2006 1:11PM
Wonderful shot, DOF, composition, colour, light - perfect! Very well done and the EC is well deserved. Congrats, Sandra
ian walker 13 716 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 2:04PM
this works so well.
MikeH 13 217 4 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 2:11PM
Your vision paid off,congrats on the EC,worth spending 3 hours under the SAME tree!!LOL
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
16 Oct 2006 2:27PM
congrats on well deserved EC!

A beauty...

Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 3:56PM
well done on your EC
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 5:34PM
Thank you all for your kind comments. Nick
Phil_Morgan 11 182 1 Wales
16 Oct 2006 7:35PM
Now thats what I call an abstract Nick! Congrats on a fine capture and the EC.

janehewitt 14 215 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 8:38PM
Very minimalist! Excellent work and congrats on the EC well deserved jane
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
17 Oct 2006 1:43PM
A belter..well done
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 4:34AM
Congrats on a well deserved EC!

PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
18 Oct 2006 4:41AM
Inventiveness sure paid off!

TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
18 Oct 2006 8:02AM
Congratulations. Very effective
gwyn h 14 432
18 Oct 2006 2:54PM
Congratulations on your first EC Nick, very well done.

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
18 Oct 2006 2:59PM
good shot - well controlled shot.

EC... congrats.
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
18 Oct 2006 7:36PM
Bit slow me..

Well done on the EC Nick for this excellent shot.

scott_jessuk 12 249 1 Scotland
19 Oct 2006 3:49PM
Two Ec's in one week now thats rather impressive, and two impressive images I might add. Welldone

VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2006 3:52PM
Thank you Scott.
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2006 7:18AM
Simple but beautiful Nick. Congrats on the EC
justin c 14 5.0k 36 England
21 Oct 2006 9:29AM
Very,very effective indeed.
Like it a lot.

TopsyTopping 12 51 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2006 4:32PM
Excellent shot nick, love it!

Well done on your Rc and your EC great work!

Topsy Smile
Platchet 11 5 8 Wales
13 Dec 2006 12:38AM
Simply brilliant, makes me want to kick myself!
MikeRC Plus
13 3.6k United Kingdom
8 Jan 2007 3:29PM
Excellent work Nick.

...2 ECs! you should be chuffed....Mike
Congrats on your well-deserved awards, Nick....Fantastic image!

Beautifully framed, detail and range of the dof you've captured is Awesome!

Cheers and have a great day,
Suzan Wink
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
29 Jan 2007 7:37PM
less is more - beautiful!!!

congrats on the very well desrved EC
12 12 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2007 5:22PM
Such a simple idea but the result is perfection.
29 May 2007 2:33PM
Simple and beautiful Nick, love it, Adrian

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