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Clinging On

By Hop-A-Long  
We have finally come down from the ceiling after the news of Sam's University offer, then not 15 minutes ago did he receive another offer from his second choice of Bradford. The ceiling has been hit again. Excellent.

Anyway whilst I can still type, this is another from my visit to RHS Harlow Carr.
I was walking through the wooded areas and as I said before I just couldn't get any shots that worked for me until I fitted my macro lens.
Getting into macro mode I found myself looking harder at the undergrowth for interesting shots. I don't know if this is the same for others, but I kind of go into a world of my own as my eyes search for the small details that I would normally walk passed. If I go out in the summer to a nature reserve I sit amongst the long grass and carefully survey the area in front of me. There is always something to be captured. Anyone who has never done it before, try it, you will be amazed at the amount of unseen life there is in a square yard of long grass.
I began to notice that leaves from the much larger trees were getting caught on the branches of the smaller bushes below. I spotted this one cradled in amongst a few bare branches and I thought it has already left its home on the larger tree, but has grabbed hold of the bush on its way down as if to try and save itself from the fate of rotting with the rest of its friends. How long it will be able to cling on for no-one knows, at least it stayed there long enough for me to get a shot of it.

Thanks for looking and for any comments.

Tags: Rain Autumn Water Tree Leaf Close-up and macro Dew Bush Rot

Voters: mrswoolybill, woolybill1, ValSaxby and 22 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 9:05PM
I like the way the leaf is suspended, relaxed in feel.
Thinking of which, go and celebrate!

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woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 9:13PM
You have described rather well the feeling of concentrated elation that I feel when I rig up one of my favourite camera/lens combinations * and set out on a little session of my own. These sessions are not pre-ordained, they just happen. That's what has happened here, with a really lovely result.
So glad to hear of Sam's continuing success.

* Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f1.8

OR Nikon (any) plus Lensbaby (but my eye has to be in a good mood as well as my heart!)

OR Panasonic G2 + either Leica 25mm Summilux f1.4 OR Nikkor 50mm f1.8 ( a quick way to a 100mm f1.8 . . . )
strokebloke 9 493 17 England
9 Nov 2012 9:17PM
Lovely colours, texture and detail.
I've finished up hoping the best for it Grin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
9 Nov 2012 9:24PM
Wandering around a bridge, illuminated at night, with tripod and 15-85 does it for me. Congrats on all the news, apologies for missing it y/day.

bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 11:11PM
beautiful, love the drips
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
10 Nov 2012 1:01AM
an excellent macro, the water drops are sublime!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Nov 2012 6:39AM
Macro photography is such fun, Andy, I often sit in the meadow and just look at what is close by in the grass, it's amazing what you can find Smile Excellent dof on this fine image. Carol
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 8:00AM
Superb Andy! I love these moments; minutes can turn to hours! Love the composition and limited palette. Fine water drops too to remind us of the summer! Sad
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 8:01AM
Very nice.


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