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Sun Lit
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-18
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 17-85 USM IS
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-18 10:52
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Points: 36
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A very simple picture today just taken at my local park. I just took the camera out this morning as I am trying to learn how to use it. I have just got a Canon EOS 350D. I don't get my zoom lens until Christmas so I can't do much in the way of wildlife shots yet but I do have a Canon EFS 17-85mm IS USM lens. It was about 8.00 this morning when I took this and the leaves were backlit by the low sun.

Why autumn leaves change colour by the science made simple webside:
Leaves are nature's food factories. Plants take water from the ground through their roots. They take a gas called carbon dioxide from the air. Plants use sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide into glucose. Glucose is a kind of sugar. Plants use glucose as food for energy and as a building block for growing. The way plants turn water and carbon dioxide into sugar is called photosynthesis. That means "putting together with light." A chemical called chlorophyll helps make photosynthesis happen. Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green color.

As summer ends and autumn comes, the days get shorter and shorter. This is how the trees "know" to begin getting ready for winter.

During winter, there is not enough light or water for photosynthesis. The trees will rest, and live off the food they stored during the summer. They begin to shut down their food-making factories. The green chlorophyll disappears from the leaves. As the bright green fades away, we begin to see yellow and orange colors. Small amounts of these colors have been in the leaves all along. We just can't see them in the summer, because they are covered up by the green chlorophyll.

The bright reds and purples we see in leaves are made mostly in the fall. In some trees, like maples, glucose is trapped in the leaves after photosynthesis stops. Sunlight and the cool nights of autumn cause the leaves turn this glucose into a red color. The brown color of trees like oaks is made from wastes left in the leaves.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-18 11:14]

Hi Karan
What an artistic shot you have shared. Delicate autumn colour palette, amazing lighting and combination of lights and darks, perfect reproduction leaf texture and water drops. Foreground and BG both look very nice. My compliments and TFS.

Hello Karan,
Superbe photo où les couleurs d'automne sont dominantes.J'aime beaucoup la compo avec les gouttes d'eau et l'éclairage sur la feuille.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-11-18 11:50]

Hi Karen,
You are doing well with the new Canon.I like a lot these "simple" pictures. Excellent light also.
Best regards

Beautiful photo, Karan. A bright example of how important light is.
Probably I'll never ever tire of the autumn colours. :p

Tfs, warm regards,

Hi Karan,
The play of light in the shot is amazing, the color tones, contrasts and details are excellent.
Goutham R

Hi Karan,

Beautiful capture, excellent details and well composed.
My only nit, cloning or burning the white which distract the eye from this beauty will increase the overall look to the image. Beautiful work.


quelques gouttes suffisent pour rendre une tres belle photo originale, bonne couleurs
parfait bravo et merci

salut karan
simplicité mais jolie couleur.
bien vu.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-11-18 16:02]

Wonderful leaf detail, made dramtic by the light. Tke light dew makes it even more interesting. Well composed, too.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-11-18 16:54]

Nice autumn shot, interesting details, great POV and vivid colours, good focus!

This is a lovely image Karan. I like it a lot. There are great values, sharpness and color saturatiaon.
The composition with that striking light is really nice. I'm often impressed by the images taken with the Rebel.

Evelynn : )

hi karan
lovely shot,
the colours look very beautiful.
the pov is good , the dof is fine,
well composed shot,
tfs & regards

Hello Karan,
We have this same lens 17-85mm and it does nice macro like this one. This is so sharp and detailed. Those colors are very nice with excellent saturation and I like this lightning a lot. Nice droplets, composition and DOF. You must been waiting for Christmas so bad; it is coming!!! Very well done and TFS,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-19 8:19]

Hello Karan,
Wonderful close up.Well seen and composed.POV,colors,lighting and framing are also wonderful.

Hi Karan,
This is really beautiful. The mood captured with the morning light is stunning. Love the water drops on the colored leaf. Sharpness and DOF are perfect.

Hello Karan,
A beautiful picture of autumn!
The close-up work is very well done, and you reproduce colours and details very skillfully...
Nice framing, excellent light and very well done!
Pablo -

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-11-22 18:32]

Hi Karan, nice idea. I love the colours and the light is nice too. The water droplets are a very nice touch. Well done.

a great first camera using shot..so clear and with a wealth of tone which deepens and enhances
the water is always a winner and you have used it to advantage
the solitary leaf is more interesting as some i took recently of a bunch..you dont know which one to look at...
good technique and presentation

Excellent shot! Beautiful colours and light and details. The symmetrical shapes along with the dew drops makes this one great.

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