06/23/2016 Red Oak leaf

Here are two more images, although of one leaf, for the project which has still no plan.  Someone once said, maybe more than one someone, that “No plan is a plan”. Maybe happy accidents are better.

Here is a scan of the red oak leaf (Quercus rubra); it got a bit soft, then rippled and didn’t flatten under the weight of the scanner cover,Red-Oak-Leaf-Scan-062016-960and a backlit macro shot in the field.Red-Oak-Leaf-Backlit-macro-062016-960I am sure some purpose for doing this will arise at some time.  Failing that, the look at the leaf structure and coloration is worth the study.


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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14 Responses to 06/23/2016 Red Oak leaf

  1. Beautywhizz says:

    The pattern in macro shot is amazing.

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  2. Agreed: “the look at the leaf structure and coloration is worth the study.”


  3. I never would have believed there is so much variety of color in a green leaf. I have several native red oaks in my yard but they are probably a different variety or sub species are something like that. I’m not “into” botany but I do love trees.

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    • I am not sure if all young leaves of a red oak are this colorful or if it happens as a result of the field where this was growing is mowed annually. So this is from what might be looked at as a perennial sapling. Also, it seems many leaves change color as they mature.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    The rippled leaf is wonderful. Maybe I’m just getting to the age that I appreciate wrinkles in any form. What strikes me about the macro shot is how the bands of color mimic what someone would have seen, flying over parts of the hill country on my recent trip. The horsemint and galliardia sometimes were intermixed, but in places they formed banded purple and yellow colonies. The landscape looked striped.

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    • It is interesting the way certain things have a different appearance or relationship depending on the individual. I have always seen this sort of detail as similar to a river and it’s tributaries and their tributaries etc. In many ways that is exactly what we are seeing as the transport of food and water is transpiring. The color does remind me of the different fields I saw during my one and only flight as we traveled across country.
      I think ripples are more youthful and wrinkles are more, well…we know what they represent. At least we can call some of them “smile lines”.


  5. Roland Theys says:

    Excellent photo!

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