Japanese maple leaf (1)

After a spring rain I noticed the brilliant red of the Japanese maple leaf that had fallen onto a beautifully green leaf of a plant below the tree.  With the freshness of the rain the colors were vivid and the leaves shimmered from the wet and the soil was dark.  Since nature had provided such a wonderful display of shapes, textures, colors, and sheen, I just had to come up with a composition I liked.

May 21, 2017
Front yard, Livonia, MI
Nikon D90

Creeping Charlie (3)

In my front yard at the base of a huge maple tree (and spread into much of my lawn) the small light purple flowers of creeping charlie, though a weed, are a pretty little contrast among the green of their leaves and my grass.  I laid in the grass and put my macro lens at ground level, pointing slightly upward to get a larger than life perspective of these little spring flowers.  Here, the focus is on the middle, at the base of the flowers reaching upward and on the buds.

May 20, 2017
Front yard, Livonia, MI
Nikon D90

Fall leaves

Fall leaves

Taking a walk in Sterling State Park looking for birds and other interesting things I came across these leaves that had fallen on the walkway in their fall colors.  They became a graphic pattern as well as a golden ruddy set of evenly spaced leaves on the asphalt surface.  The give and take of the leaf faces and backings make a nice color dull color dull… pattern.

October 16, 2016          Sterling State Park, MI          Nikon D90