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© david ong
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UploadedMay 19, 2009
TakenMay 18, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/200 sec at f/1.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length35 mm
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91 responses

  • Lj Maxx

    Lj Maxx said (19 May 2009):

    Nice capture of this fallen leaf. blgrd equally so.

  • Brenda Burk

    Brenda Burk gave props (19 May 2009):

    Simple but delicate

  • Erica Bradley

    Erica Bradley gave props (19 May 2009):

    Great DOF!

  • Bob Douglas

    Bob Douglas gave props (19 May 2009):

    Excellent surreal capture. Wow was this leaf really caught by a spider web?

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (19 May 2009):

    Great find!

  • Michael Adams

    Michael Adams gave props (19 May 2009):

    Great find and capture!

  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (19 May 2009):

    excellent capture

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    great capture!

  • Luc Bussieres

    Luc Bussieres (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    Excellent capture

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    What a shot!

  • Klaus Girk

    Klaus Girk (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    Fabulous capture.

  • Lindsay

    Lindsay gave props (19 May 2009):

    This is mega cool!!!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (19 May 2009):

    Nice. Great capture. dp


    JOE FAILK gave props (19 May 2009):

    Awesome shot!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    WOW! This is awesome, D!

  • Bob H

    Bob H gave props (19 May 2009):

    Super shot David. Love the new lens:)

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (19 May 2009):

    Excellent shot. Love it!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (19 May 2009):

    Very cool shot, David! I thought it was just floating there but upon very close observation, I discovered how that happened. I won't tell. Well done.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (19 May 2009):

    David, you are incredible! I always look forward to your posts. This shot is amazing!!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    Really creatively done!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (19 May 2009):

    Very creative shot!

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):


  • Robert Case

    Robert Case gave props (19 May 2009):

    Great shot David!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (19 May 2009):

    Hey, did you change your last name to Copperfield??? Are you wanting to be a grand illusionist??? Totally awesome D!! WOW!!

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (19 May 2009):

    Sublime beauty.

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (19 May 2009):

    So cool! I can barely see the web. Wonderful find and shot!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    This is fantastic David!!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    David, this leaf is so elegant surrounded by diamonds and emeralds. Rich and beautiful tones. Gorgeous work, as always. You set the bar very high for yourself, and deliver every time.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (19 May 2009):

    Wow... simply beautiful!!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (19 May 2009):

    Very cool, great photo.

  • Gilbert Rondilla

    Gilbert Rondilla gave props (19 May 2009):

    well done :D

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (20 May 2009):

    David I really like this capture of the leaf in mid air...Very exquisite and artistic. Well done!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (20 May 2009):

    I so...agree with Judy. You turned a common happening into a great work of art.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (20 May 2009):

    Very striking shot, love it, well done..

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (20 May 2009):

    Very cool! Simple yet beautiful.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (20 May 2009):

    Zenly perfect...David - a beauty of a shot.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 May 2009):

    This is enchanting, as if it is part of a fairy tale.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (20 May 2009):


  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (20 May 2009):


  • Benny R@mirez

    Benny R@mirez   gave props (20 May 2009):

    Bravo ! ! nice shot ! !

  • Belinda Grace

    Belinda Grace gave props (20 May 2009):

    You sure must be quick 2 catch it in midair..........so so lovely

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (20 May 2009):


  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (20 May 2009):

    David, you're the Vermeer of photography. This is too lovely for words. But it is definitely the epitome of a perfect capture.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (20 May 2009):

    Oh David this is beyond ZENful! Outstanding!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (21 May 2009):

    That's "Mr. Gravity"! I really love those specular highlights in the background. A truly amazing image, David. R

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (21 May 2009):

    feels like it.......... u never cease to amaze me..

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (21 May 2009):

    Hmmm, did you use a "web" cam for this? Very cool.

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (21 May 2009):

    My first thought was "Wow! David is gooooood! - How did he do that?!!!" then after staring at it for a bit, I see how it was done, but you still are "goooood!" Great eye for great shots, as always!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (21 May 2009):

    Wow, how cool and beautiful!

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (21 May 2009):

    You must enter this in ZEN! I've never seen something so simple, elegant and powerful.

  • Gregory Mencotti

    Gregory Mencotti gave props (21 May 2009):

    David, this must end up in print!

  • lisa anderson

    lisa anderson gave props (21 May 2009):

    beautiful dreamy shot

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (21 May 2009):

    How many times did you have to throw it up to get this shot? LOL Awesome capture!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (21 May 2009):

    EXCELLENT capture!!! I love how you caught the leaf and suspended it and the DOF is awesome!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (22 May 2009):

    when the leaf stood still...

  • Eva Hoffman

    Eva Hoffman gave props (23 May 2009):

    Awesome capture!

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2009):

    WOW ... awesome shot!!

  • Sharon Wish

    Sharon Wish gave props (24 May 2009):

    Your timing is killer! Sublime shot, David!

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (24 May 2009):

    awesome! fantastic bokeh too!

  • Bonnie Blanton

    Bonnie Blanton (Deleted) gave props (25 May 2009):

    Oh David, I love this! What a unique capture, beautiful!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (25 May 2009):

    Perfect DOF!!!! Great capture!!!!

  • A F

    A F gave props (26 May 2009):

    damn cool

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (27 May 2009):


  • _AGJ_

    _AGJ_ gave props (28 May 2009):

    nice dof!!!

  • Maria Uribe

    Maria Uribe gave props (30 May 2009):

    I can't get over this picture!! amazing!

  • Jennifer Benmouna

    Jennifer Benmouna gave props (31 May 2009):

    nice shot!

  • Tori Lindo

    Tori Lindo gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    So Awesome!

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    A great find and beautifully captured!!

  • Nasera S.

    Nasera S. gave props (15 Jun 2009):

    Perfect timing, perfect entry for the theme!

  • Julia Leiby

    Julia Leiby gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    Amazing shot!

  • Konrad Ragnarsson

    Konrad Ragnarsson gave props (20 Jun 2009):

    Great capture man+++++++++

  • Snezana Jovanovic

    Snezana Jovanovic said (25 Jun 2009):


  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (31 Jul 2009):

    Beyond amazing

  • Chris Blackhurst

    Chris Blackhurst (Deleted) gave props (16 Aug 2009):

    Very cool.

  • alida jolie

    alida jolie said (18 Aug 2009):


  • Howard Simpson

    Howard Simpson gave props (7 Sep 2009):

    Great catch.

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (14 Sep 2009):


  • Andy D

    Andy D said (4 Nov 2009):

    how did you...??? quick reactions. props.

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (4 Nov 2009):

    Excellent capture and find!

  • Fernando Villalobos

    Fernando Villalobos said (9 Nov 2009):

    i think everything is already said...

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (26 Feb 2010):


  • Gaurav Ray

    Gaurav Ray gave props (4 Apr 2011):

    u r somewhere close to god..

  • Sílvia Dias

    Sílvia Dias gave props (25 Jan 2012):

    Simply wonderful!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    back to vote!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (16 Apr 2012):


  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (2 Jun 2012):

    BTV! Miss you David!

  • Jaisri Narasimman

    Jaisri Narasimman said (1 May 2014):

    great picture!

  • Jaisri Narasimman

    Jaisri Narasimman said (1 May 2014):

    was that leaf hung in the web or something like that?

  • Talia Krasicka

    Talia Krasicka gave props (7 Jul 2014):

    Wonderful capture~! Voted!

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