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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 2 November 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Ellie and I were out walking granddaughter, Kylie, when I saw the light on these leaves. Unfortunately I didn't have a camera, but I noted the time of day and went back the next day at exactly the same time. Often it is worth going back.

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

What luck...you were able to recreate the sight you had seen the day before. That rarely works out. ;-)
This is a beauty. The leaves are magnificent...the bokeh, too! Glad you returned !

2 Nov 2010 5:20am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful ! Superb colors and light !

2 Nov 2010 6:10am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

It's true! I often go on identifiable by gloomy days so to meet the VPA and the orientation of the sun! This sheet is burned by the light and it's fabulous!

2 Nov 2010 6:19am

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

Well worth it! beautiful shapes and color.

2 Nov 2010 6:28am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow - what a red - looks like it has been handpainted onto the leaves.

2 Nov 2010 6:29am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

What a red ! like a flame !

2 Nov 2010 6:39am

Ricard Pardo from Girona, Spain

As lovers say: Today more than yesterday but less than tomorrow

2 Nov 2010 7:04am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Oh really nice.
Definitely had to back to get that shot

2 Nov 2010 7:13am

joshi daniel from India

cool colors with great textures and contrast!

2 Nov 2010 7:17am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely light on these blazing leaves... like the bokeh between light and shadow also !!

2 Nov 2010 7:22am

P. Morris from Canada

Wonderful composition in these floating leaves, drifting in a realm of beautiful dreams.

2 Nov 2010 7:25am

Maxou from France

Beautiful photo. The light and the colors are superb. Good day.

2 Nov 2010 7:33am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my word! This is so very beauitful. I love the rich, warm tones and the bokeh is gorgeous

2 Nov 2010 7:44am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

wouah ce rouge est beau !

2 Nov 2010 8:32am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Fantastic compo and warm colors! Love the combination with the dark bokeh!

2 Nov 2010 9:01am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

You did very well going back.. amazing shot.

2 Nov 2010 9:13am

Florence from Paris, France

Offering its red leaves to God sun... and to your camera/lens. Irresistible.

2 Nov 2010 9:41am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Splendide ! Les couleurs sont magiques et nous réchauffent le regard ! J'adore ! Bravo.

2 Nov 2010 9:54am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Très jolie photo avec une belle luminosité au travers de cette feuille.
bonne journée.

2 Nov 2010 10:28am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Super shot. Great colors and light.

2 Nov 2010 11:07am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Superb study of fall color . . an art form in itself.

2 Nov 2010 11:10am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Given that fall leaves are an obvious shot choice at this time of the year, getting an exceptional shot takes a special skill. You have that skill! Bravo!

2 Nov 2010 11:28am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well worth the return trip Jack! Brilliant colours! ;-)

2 Nov 2010 12:15pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful focus and light ! Beautiful compo .

2 Nov 2010 12:32pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Great color, beautiful compo

2 Nov 2010 12:58pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Lovely composition! I love the glow of the red leaves, too!

2 Nov 2010 1:48pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

So passionately colorful Jack! Lovely!

2 Nov 2010 1:49pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Spectacular! Love the bokeh.
Your photographic memory at work again!

2 Nov 2010 1:53pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

You were fortunate to have lovely light the second day - this is beautiful, Jack.

2 Nov 2010 1:58pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Extra la lumière

2 Nov 2010 2:25pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful shot and wonderful lesson!

2 Nov 2010 2:35pm

Don from Spokane, United States

These leaves do have fine lighting which helps show them off to the best advantage. Certainly worth returning to get this shot.

2 Nov 2010 3:11pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great image! Superb light and colours! Love the bokeh!

2 Nov 2010 3:13pm

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

Absolutely brilliant colours

2 Nov 2010 4:30pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*****

2 Nov 2010 4:43pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*****

2 Nov 2010 4:43pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*****

2 Nov 2010 4:44pm

Diane from Hythe, Alberta, Canada

fantastic that you were able to catch it as it was the first time you saw it. The light most definitely is amazing.

2 Nov 2010 4:51pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

just a leaf but a wonderful in composition and colours

2 Nov 2010 5:03pm

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

Perfect red leaves !!!

2 Nov 2010 5:03pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

such a beautiful shot the light and colors were well worth your making the time to go back

2 Nov 2010 5:09pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

A lovely autumn leaf, well done

2 Nov 2010 7:16pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

ABsolutely it is worth it, especially when captured by you - your images are spectacular!

2 Nov 2010 7:24pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Wonderful picture !!!!!!!!! Great light and colors, this is so very well done......

2 Nov 2010 9:09pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Beautiful autumnal shot!

2 Nov 2010 9:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, it was definitely worth it.

2 Nov 2010 9:46pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Belles couleurs d'automne .... félciitations pour cette magnifique photo

2 Nov 2010 9:46pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Great light, colors & bokeh!

2 Nov 2010 10:21pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great spotting of color and detail captured from 300mm!

2 Nov 2010 11:00pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent hand-painted leaves with wonderful paintings and great colors! Your eyes are picked up and then we are fortunate that we have been told! A composition is ultimately a work of art! Best regards y muchisimos besos atrasados! Adela

2 Nov 2010 11:39pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, that's a wonderful red. Offset against that depth of field it's so beautiful. I've been meaning to say, Go Giants to you! :)

3 Nov 2010 12:34am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Beautiful color and perfect light! Wonderful composition!

3 Nov 2010 12:50am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

A good lesson for us all. Thanks.

3 Nov 2010 2:07am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Oh Jack!!

3 Nov 2010 3:11am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Gorgeous! Perfect light and SO worth going back for! Love the vibrant colors against the tree.

3 Nov 2010 3:18am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot!
Love the colours and lighting...

3 Nov 2010 4:07am

Sylvia from -, Netherlands

Congratulations, it's a color spotlight picture!

3 Nov 2010 4:14pm

@Sylvia: Thank you.

Céline from New York City, United States

Congratulations for the color spotlight ! Beautiful tones and macro !

3 Nov 2010 5:07pm

@Céline: Thank you.

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

You returned for this shot and the Color Spotlight is your reward for a stunning capture! Congratulations Jack!

3 Nov 2010 8:02pm

@Marleen: Thank you.

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrtulations for the Spotlight Color. Good day.

3 Nov 2010 8:14pm

@Tede: Merci

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Superb light and colors..excellent capture

4 Nov 2010 12:47pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Congratulations on the color spotlight - it is VERY well deserved!

4 Nov 2010 5:42pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Congrats on the spotlight Jack, you've really been nailing them lately!

4 Nov 2010 9:19pm

@Dutçh: thank you

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

5 Nov 2010 5:20am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and, Congrats on the Color Spotlight, too ! Richly deserved.

5 Nov 2010 10:20am

Sina Sohi from Tehran, Iran

Very Nice ,Great color!!!

6 Nov 2010 12:48pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Thank God you got back, so we can see this gorgeous photo. 5* or more if possible!

6 Nov 2010 4:14pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

les couleurs sont explosives, très beau.

8 Nov 2010 4:11pm