Assignment #23: Leaves

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRPosts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
edited April 25, 2016 in Assignments
Our glass subject turned out to be a pretty difficult one, not many people dared to take upon it. :dunno

So let's drop it a notch and shoot some less transparent objects: leaves.

The leaves (or a bunch of pine needles) should be the primary subject of the picture.
A single leaf is preferable, but several OK too, as long as you can differentiate them clearly.

Remember, we're not talking about the foliage - we're shooting individual leaves! :deal

As always: fresh pictures, moderate post-processing.
For the rest of the basic rules and index please check out this sticky.

Let's leaf it up! :-) :wink
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  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 27, 2007
    Yea, sure, going to shovel snow now
    and see if there are any leaves there....rolleyes1.gif
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  • photocatphotocat camera crazy kittie Posts: 1,334Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 27, 2007
    bugger, I have leaves but again shot in the wrong time...
    I went out in frost and cold to snap leaves, but the challenge comes 3 weeks to late...rolleyes1.gif

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 27, 2007
    Come on, David
    Swartzy wrote:
    and see if there are any leaves there....rolleyes1.gif
    Pine needles? Bushes? There must be some leaf-like things around, no? headscratch.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 27, 2007
    PhotoCat,
    photocat wrote:
    bugger, I have leaves but again shot in the wrong time...
    I went out in frost and cold to snap leaves, but the challenge comes 3 weeks to late...rolleyes1.gif

    Nice one, too bad it's not fresh... :cry
    Any chance of getting out and reshoot? headscratch.gif
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  • photocatphotocat camera crazy kittie Posts: 1,334Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 27, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Nice one, too bad it's not fresh... :cry
    Any chance of getting out and reshoot? headscratch.gif

    nope, the frost is long gone, and I doubt that we will get more frost. If so, I could go back and reshoot. I know where they are... grin
  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 27, 2007
    I found some
    This is a macro....vewwry tiny

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    Sorry to see you leave.....yuk yuk

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 27, 2007
    Swartzy,
    Swartzy wrote:
    This is a macro....vewwry tiny
    Sorry to see you leave.....yuk yuk
    Purrty kewl! thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 28, 2007
    Needles and Leaves
    It's a rainy/overcast day here in SoCal...

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  • MuneioMuneio Da grinner Posts: 22Registered Users Big grins
    edited January 28, 2007
    Rainy and overcast in Santa Barbara too
    Newbie here thought I would give this a try.

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  • evorywareevoryware Major grins Posts: 1,330Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 28, 2007
    Muneio wrote:
    Newbie here thought I would give this a try.
    One newb to another, I like that shot.
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,449Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 28, 2007
    From the back yard
    Frost biten leaves
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    All shot at F5.6 1/160 ISO 125 54mm
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,449Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 28, 2007
    A few more
    Some other leaves

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    After a little fire-
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    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


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  • KvPhotoKvPhoto Major grins Posts: 364Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 29, 2007
    I think these are a kind of aquatic leaf.....ne_nau.gif

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    aperture: f/4.0
    iso: 400
    focal length: 60mm (96mm in 35mm)
    exposure time: 0.0166s (1/60)
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    white balance: auto
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 29, 2007
    Aaron,
    anwmn1 wrote:
    Some other leaves
    After a little fire-
    Aint's seeing no snow:-)
    Thanks, nice entries! thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 29, 2007
    Kristina,
    KvPhoto wrote:
    I think these are a kind of aquatic leaf.....ne_nau.gif
    Thank you for the entry and welcome to the Class! thumb.gif clap.gif

    As a side note, we're all casual here, no need for EXIF unless somebody specifically asked for it deal.gif

    Cheers! 1drink.gif
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  • KvPhotoKvPhoto Major grins Posts: 364Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 29, 2007
    Thanks so much. :D
  • pauly632pauly632 Big grins Posts: 44Registered Users Big grins
    edited January 29, 2007
    A couple from the green house
    I am really new and glad to be here....

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    I called it green streets..

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    No matter where you go there you are!


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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 29, 2007
    Pauly,
    pauly632 wrote:
    I am really new and glad to be here....

    I called it green streets..

    Welcome to Dgrin and welcome to the Class! clap.gif
    You've chosen a right place for your first post:-)! thumb.gif
    Thank you very much for your entries!

    In fact the second one would be superb - provided there was no distracting, oof and rather bright stem just in front of the camera...ne_nau.gif
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,449Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 29, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Aint's seeing no snow:-)
    Thanks, nice entries! thumb.gif

    We got a little bit last weekend- these were taken a few days early but here you go.

    Are these leaves though?
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    Oh yeah- the fire in my previous post was created by me- no blower and too lazy to pick the leaves out of the rocks. Just burn em. :D
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 29, 2007
    Aaron,
    anwmn1 wrote:
    We got a little bit last weekend- these were taken a few days early but here you go.
    Are these leaves though?

    Oh yeah- the fire in my previous post was created by me- no blower and too lazy to pick the leaves out of the rocks. Just burn em. :D

    I'd say they are leaves alright thumb.gif - at least for our particular purposes mwink.gif
    Thanks for the entries! clap.gif
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  • diggy415diggy415 Big grins Posts: 26Registered Users Big grins
    edited January 29, 2007
    Leaf it to me to go out on a limb and plant this picture and hope everyone roots for me, then i can stem on the experience i gain. :ivar bowdown.gif

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 29, 2007
    diggy,
    diggy415 wrote:
    Leaf it to me to go out on a limb and plant this picture and hope everyone roots for me, then i can stem on the experience i gain. :ivar bowdown.gif

    Cool shot and great caption:-)!clap.gif
    Welcome to the Class! thumb.gif
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  • rjpatrjpat Major grins Posts: 248Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 30, 2007
    Finally had a chance to play with my Pro-Optic extension tubes, so I thought I would post one.

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    Ron

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  • photocatphotocat camera crazy kittie Posts: 1,334Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 30, 2007
    rjpat wrote:
    Finally had a chance to play with my Pro-Optic extension tubes, so I thought I would post one.



    Nice, I like the left part better then the right, it gives a very good impression of the structure of the leaves. Well done... Do I need such a Pro-optic extension tube?

    Pinsharp and nice color!
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 30, 2007
    Ron,
    rjpat wrote:
    Finally had a chance to play with my Pro-Optic extension tubes, so I thought I would post one.
    Thank you very much, great entry! thumb.gif
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  • limey-glimey-g Ontario,Canada Posts: 41Registered Users Big grins
    edited January 31, 2007
    What no leaves !!
    Well here in cold and white Canada there are no leaves worth shooting so went into my bush and found a little greenery.
    Geoff
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 31, 2007
    Geoff,
    limey-g wrote:
    Well here in cold and white Canada there are no leaves worth shooting so went into my bush and found a little greenery.
    Geoff

    Welcome to the Class! clap.gif
    Thanks for the entry! As we agreed, those things do qualify as the "leaves" thumb.gif
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  • photocatphotocat camera crazy kittie Posts: 1,334Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 31, 2007
    into my bush and found a little greenery.
    Geoff[/QUOTE]

    I really like this photograph... It is just that, a little greenery. Love the background, the green really pops on it.
    Great job! Keep shooting
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 3, 2007
    From my garden
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 3, 2007
    Antonio,
    From my garden
    Great entries, thanks! thumb.gif
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