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"Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow"

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 22 November 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Photo captured October 13, 2012 in the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 280 51 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Amazing color here Steven, love the high sheen of the rain on these marvels of natue,
which results in a magnificent photo !~

22 Nov 2013 6:40am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Perfect - well done

22 Nov 2013 7:40am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very crisp and clean image, the colours are just so rich!

22 Nov 2013 8:05am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

As you may know, I planted six acorns this fall - five have broke ground and a couple of my oaks are already six inches tall !

22 Nov 2013 9:42am

@Ronnie 2¢: Unfortunately, it will remain six inches tall for the next year or so! :-( That's the unfortunate thing about growing oaks. My oak "tree" (maybe it's better to say sapling?) that I grew from an acorn is only about six inches tall as well. But this year I've got four leaves instead of only two.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid Colors and light .

22 Nov 2013 9:56am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful capture with beautiful detail and wonderful colour combinations !
Beautifully seen !

22 Nov 2013 10:13am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the vivid glossy colours - great bokeh as well!

22 Nov 2013 11:04am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Another face of autumnal colors with droplets. Nice close-up !

22 Nov 2013 11:32am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Gorgeous - love those drops on the colorful leaves, Steven.

22 Nov 2013 12:24pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada


22 Nov 2013 1:00pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful image. Those droplets enhances the beauty of leaves. Stunning shot. Have a nice day. :)

22 Nov 2013 1:39pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Merveilleuse ....
Détails et couleurs agréables.)

22 Nov 2013 3:45pm

claudie from le havre, France

Beautiful composition !!!!!

22 Nov 2013 4:51pm

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

WOW ! stunning ! 5*

22 Nov 2013 5:39pm

Florence from Paris, France

Colors are truly nice !

22 Nov 2013 6:44pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I love the rich mahogany color mixed with the green of these oak leaves, and the raindrops add so much, Steven.
I haven't planted acorns, but a seedling I brought home from Cades Cove in TN in a plastic cup, has grown from its original 4" to 6' 6" in a dozen years. ;D

22 Nov 2013 6:47pm

Diana from San Francisco, United States

Nice texture, beautiful color.

22 Nov 2013 6:52pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Good macro with those wet details upon those leaves ;-) Nice colors and framing.

22 Nov 2013 7:45pm

yo from Ile de France, France

L'automne et ses couleurs chaudes arrive, mais l'été et sa verdure a bien l'intention de montrer qu'il est toujours là ! Magnifique !

22 Nov 2013 8:03pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me - I love everything about this image.

22 Nov 2013 8:32pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

What beautiful colors.

22 Nov 2013 8:33pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautifully composed Steven! The colors are just gorgeous. I love the raindrops. 5*'s!

22 Nov 2013 8:36pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so eautiful composition, focus, colors, lights & bokeh!
L O V E L Y !!!!!

22 Nov 2013 8:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful detail and bokeh. very nice color

22 Nov 2013 9:50pm

Coul&Tradi . from France

We can talk "Being cold blue" this reflects also the vegetation! a good choice of subject in a beautiful light

22 Nov 2013 10:56pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Lovely saturated color. The raindrops really make this shot.

22 Nov 2013 11:42pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful colored leaves; and decorated beautifully with the water droplets!

22 Nov 2013 11:44pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a beautiful image.

23 Nov 2013 2:16am

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

These colours are awesome! Nice presentation!

23 Nov 2013 2:47am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The colors, and specially the shiny surfaces are particularly beautiful. And great atmosphere brought by the water.

23 Nov 2013 7:09am

L'angevine from Angers, France

d'intéressantes couleurs

23 Nov 2013 11:07am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

superb shot

23 Nov 2013 3:37pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A very beautiful fall composition !! Absolutely wonderful !!

23 Nov 2013 8:01pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

The fall colors are wonderful and the drops make a fabulous detail on them ... Beautiful image !!!

23 Nov 2013 11:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous colors and droplets!

24 Nov 2013 12:00am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Superb water drops! It looks so fresh and really lovely!

24 Nov 2013 4:08am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome...! Magnificient composition! Best, Adela

24 Nov 2013 4:00pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very attractive closeup of these handsome leaves !

25 Nov 2013 4:15pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Stunning leaves! Shapes and colours and even powdered by rain...we don't have them here, around Yokohama!

30 Nov 2013 8:16am

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States


3 Dec 2013 1:18am

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