Natures Golden lace

The ornament shown includes a fairly large leaf with very fine vein patterns and a little acorn at the top.  The leaf reminded me of some of the scenes that I saw while wandering about this fall.  Some plants have this occur where the body of the leaf crumbles away, leaving a lacy pattern of the vein structure.

I thought this would be a simple shot to capture the golden colors of this ornament for the Christmas Challenge but, no such luck!  The issue here was trying to light this so that the detail of the veins in the leaf are visible without over exposing the shiny acorn.  I had to do a little combination of exposures in Photoshop to get the full effect that I wanted but I like the final product.

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 –  8 sec – ISO 100


Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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