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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.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Nov 2012 - 11:15 AM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.2
Shutter Speed:1/5sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
White Balance:Daylight
Title:Clinging On
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:9 Nov 2012 - 9:03 PM
Tags:Autumn, Bush, Close-up / macro, Dew, Leaf, Rain, Rot, Tree, Water
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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8789 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1272 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 9:05 PM

I like the way the leaf is suspended, relaxed in feel.
Thinking of which, go and celebrate!

woolybill1 Plus Member 9woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 9:13 PM

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 Plus Member 6481 forum postsstrokebloke vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 9:17 PM

Lovely colours, texture and detail.
I've finished up hoping the best for it Grin

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51403 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 9:24 PM

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  10 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 - 11:11 PM

beautiful, love the drips

taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 1:01 AM

an excellent macro, the water drops are sublime!

CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 6:39 AM

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 Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 8:00 AM

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 Member 133635 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 8:01 AM

Very nice.


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