11.17.2019 The once and future maple

A forest floor intimate from Acadia N.P.

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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21 Responses to 11.17.2019 The once and future maple

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    Oh thank you .. very lovely!

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  2. Gallivanta says:

    A lovely composition. It took me awhile to spot the future maple. I wonder what its chances of survival are.

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  3. This seems more vibrant than we’d usually expect from a forest floor.

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  4. I just noticed that you’ve changed your Gravatar image.


  5. Ann Mackay says:

    That was very well spotted! It looks so tiny now – hope it gets to be a big tree in years to come! (Gorgeous colours too – the fungi really add to the richness. 🙂 )

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  6. Nice nature collection!

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Great title, Steve. Love all the colors and textures in this one.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    Those tiny leaves are just plain cute. I heard an interesting program on NPR yesterday about the appeal of small things generally, and the ‘smalls’ here certainly add to the overall appeal of the photo. The way the older leaves are arranged reminds me of Emily Dickinson’s lines about autumn’s arteries and veins, but the combination of colors softens the effect.

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    • I wanted to reread that poem and found this (ignore the Ancestry.com ad), which is a good reason not to let computers read poetry to you.
      Life is amazing. A maple helicopter falls to the ground, gets wet and germinates into this tiny replica of a tree and over time becomes a giant, shedding its annual growth of leaves to feed the ground and support new tiny trees.
      Some of the smallest things on our planet can be the most complicated and interesting to study.


  9. Very nice Stephen! Love the detail and vibrant colors!

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    I like the way the elements arranged themselves along that fissure in the moss. Clever title!

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