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Rough Around The Edges~Fall Creeps Into Kansas

Backlit leaf

Backlit Leaf

If you click on the image, the larger version shows the incredible structure of this leaf quite remarkably.  I don’t own an actual macro lens, however I do have a Canon 500D close up lens, which is basically a high quality magnifier that screws onto the end of your regular lens.  I was outdoors fooling around with it a couple of weeks ago.  I picked up this leaf and held it up so the low sun was shining directly through the back of it.  Aside from adjusting levels and desaturating the background, this is otherwise as-is.   Fall color has been slow coming to Kansas, there is still a lot of green around, however in the last week or so I’m seeing more color.


2 responses

  1. Ken Bello

    That close up lens does a fantastic job, Charles. This is a great shot. Was the camera on a tripod at the time or are you hand-holding the leaf and the camera. I don’t have that kind of dexterity. Nice job.

    November 2, 2010 at 8:30 am

    • Yes, I was holding the leaf in my left hand and shooting with the right. I hadn’t expected to get anything good so I hadn’t taken the time for a more elaborate setup. That’s my official story anyhow. (I was lazy.)

      November 3, 2010 at 7:48 am

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