Assignment #23: Leaves

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 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
"May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Registered Users Posts: 3,293 Major grins
    edited January 27, 2007
    Yea, sure, going to shovel snow now
    and see if there are any leaves there....rolleyes1.gif
    Swartzy:
    NAPP Member | Canon Shooter
    Weddings/Portraits and anything else that catches my eye.
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  • photocatphotocat camera crazy kittie Registered Users Posts: 1,334 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 Registered Users Posts: 19,035 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
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 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
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • photocatphotocat camera crazy kittie Registered Users Posts: 1,334 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 Registered Users Posts: 3,293 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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    Swartzy:
    NAPP Member | Canon Shooter
    Weddings/Portraits and anything else that catches my eye.
    www.daveswartz.com
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 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
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2007
    Needles and Leaves
    It's a rainy/overcast day here in SoCal...

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    Canon 30D + 50mm f/1.8 at f/2.5, ISO100, 1/125s.
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • MuneioMuneio Da grinner Registered Users Posts: 22 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 Registered Users Posts: 1,330 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 Registered Users Posts: 3,469 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
    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Registered Users Posts: 3,469 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"


    Aaron Newman

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

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    date modified: 2007-01-28 14:09:03
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    size: 3413px x 2267px
    file size: 1.92 MB
    aperture: f/4.0
    iso: 400
    focal length: 60mm (96mm in 35mm)
    exposure time: 0.0166s (1/60)
    JPEG Quality: 3
    flash: unknown
    exposure bias: 0
    exposure mode: 0
    white balance: auto
    sensing method: one-chip color sensor
    colorspace: sRGB
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 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
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 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.gifclap.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
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • KvPhotoKvPhoto Major grins Registered Users Posts: 364 Major grins
    edited January 29, 2007
    Thanks so much. :D
  • pauly632pauly632 Big grins Registered Users Posts: 44 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 Registered Users Posts: 19,035 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
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Registered Users Posts: 3,469 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
    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 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
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • diggy415diggy415 Big grins Registered Users Posts: 26 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 Registered Users Posts: 19,035 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
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • rjpatrjpat Major grins Registered Users Posts: 248 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 Registered Users Posts: 1,334 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 Registered Users Posts: 19,035 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
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • limey-glimey-g Ontario,Canada Registered Users Posts: 41 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 Registered Users Posts: 19,035 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
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • photocatphotocat camera crazy kittie Registered Users Posts: 1,334 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 - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,168 Major grins
    edited February 3, 2007
    From my garden
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited February 3, 2007
    Antonio,
    From my garden
    Great entries, thanks! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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