06.21.2015 Spring Foliage

Autumn isn’t the only time for colorful leafy goodness.  Here’s a young red maple (Acer rubrum) that I came across while visiting a local wet meadow yesterday…the last day of spring.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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20 Responses to 06.21.2015 Spring Foliage

  1. Jackson says:

    This one’s a real beauty, Steve! The arrangement of the leaves, the comp, the detail and color, everything contributes.

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  2. Andrew says:

    Truly beautiful Steve and I had forgotten that summer starts today.

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  3. Jim in IA says:

    We had a storm system pass through last evening which left 1.08″ of rain. This morning dawned foggy. The small pancake sized spider webs in the grass were each laden with moisture and easy to see. I imagine they are always there but not visible.

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    • I think what did not fall on you fell on us today. But it has passed and we are having a lovely sunset this evening.
      I am sure that you are right about the webs, Jim. I see them every dewy morning in the meadows that I visit.


  4. Maples are such pretty trees and your picture shows the beauty of the young leaves. Your photo is an example of excellent composition with lovely detail.

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    Just dropping in – what a beautiful image! I had to check to be sure you didn’t duplicate half to get the symmetry, and I’m so happy that this was just the way it was. The raindrops mute those colors so nicely, just a tiny bit. Lovely.


  6. krikitarts says:

    No duplication necessary–natural symmetry personified. What a beautiful composition.


  7. shoreacres says:

    This is so unusual, and so lovely. I especially like the way the red stems complement the leaves, and the way you’ve caught the changing colors in the young, but growing, leaves. The rain (or dew?) is lagniappe — that little something extra that’s so important.

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  8. We have Texas red oaks here, and they are similar in that not only do the mature leaves turn bright red in the fall, but the new leaves have lots of red in them too. That makes for a red–green–red progression.


  9. Love, love, love the color palette, and the way you showed them layered like this.

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  10. Lyle Krahn says:

    That’s wonderful.

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