Dare to be different

I was looking for simple compositions not far from home. Instead of using my neighborhood park, I noticed this single leaf sitting on top of the cast-iron plant leaves. The lighting and color contrast caught my eye. Even after having fallen from a tree, this leaf was still making a statement about daring to be different. I lowered the camera and went for a shallow DOF with my macro lens in order to accentuate the area where the Sun was shining on the leaf.

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Any comments, feedback, or critiques are welcome.

Technical Details

In LR, I toned down the highlights a bit in order to bring out the details on the leaf. Other minor adjustments and masks were applied. The camera was handheld.

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Wonderfully shaped leaf and choice of DOF. The BG leaves are gorgeous, as is the shaft of light.

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Thank you, Diane. It was just one of those moments when I was in the backyard at the right time as far as the light is concerned.