Shining In the Sun

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedOctober 7, 2012
TakenOctober 7, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/200 sec at f/14
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length105 mm
ISO100
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The thing that is hid, bringeth he forth to light. Job 28: 11

LOOK at me!
Says a gold leaf,
Caught in a tree.
"I am the only one
Shining in the sun...
My life is brief...
But I bring you cheer
While I am still here."
Poetry by me, AJP

Our fall leaves and colors are leaving us rapidly...but this gold leaf really caught my attention in the woods today. It was hanging there in the light waiting to be noticed.

15 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (7 Oct 2012):

    LOVE this! Well done, Andrea! Simplicity at its finest.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (7 Oct 2012):

    Love this - I see a smily face in that leaf : )

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (7 Oct 2012):

    Wow, it looks huge, and absolutely gorgeous against the branches and that lovely blue sky!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (8 Oct 2012):

    ANDREA, MASTERPIECE !

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (8 Oct 2012):

    Stunning light and composition.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (8 Oct 2012):

    Beautiful light and color. It seems to be hanging on to summer with all it's strength.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (8 Oct 2012):

    Thank you all for your comments...We get spoiled every fall to see the beautiful leaves and
    then after a few wind storms they are gone...But sometimes just one leaf stands out such
    as this one did...A few days ago I saw a colorful vibrant leaf drift by me as my husband and
    I were doing our power walk ... The healthy leaf landed beside a dead leaf further up the path.. it was almost like a message from my late mother who died in October last year giving her approval for us to keep up the good work with our walking ...I even thought of her when I saw this golden leaf shining in the sun.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (8 Oct 2012):

    lovely shot, beautiful light, colour and composition Andrea!!! It is one of your best shot ever.....

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (9 Oct 2012):

    fab shot!!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (9 Oct 2012):

    Wow, this is a total stunner! One of your finest, Andrea! Bravo!

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (9 Oct 2012):

    This is beautiful, compliment !

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (9 Oct 2012):

    Wonderful shot great to spot it

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (10 Oct 2012):

    Well seen and presented!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (13 Oct 2012):

    A composition autumn really delicious. the combination of beautiful soft yellow light but the only leaf with blue sky.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (16 Oct 2012):

    You captured it so beautifully. Wonderful lighting, Andrea.

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