Portrait of a Leaf – 6 – Red Wins!
Time for another portrait of a leaf. If you’d like to see the other portraits of leaves, you can see them at Portrait of a Leaf.
I took this image back in October before I started considering a portrait of leaves collection, but it fits in, so here we go.
Maple trees are rare here in the high desert climate of Santa Fe, and the really old maple trees don’t turn red in the fall (which really frustrated me when I first moved to this town). Thankfully, there are a few younger trees that were planted by newcomers to Santa Fe.
Although the maple tree isn’t native here, I appreciate those people who planted these marvelous trees that have wonderfully shaped leaves that turn such colors in the autumn. My eye just zooms in on those leaves when I see them, and being that they look so different here, I have to photograph them.
I found this leaf in an overgrown alley way where I love to walk. What made this image special was the yellow leave that was next to the maple leaf. I just think it looks like the red maple leaf is saying, “I win!”
Shot with my 105mm macro lens at f/3.2.
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