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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 19 February 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

An oak leaf, left over from the Fall of 2013, emerging through the glistening snow, sees its own shadow, which means only 29 days until Spring! :-)

Photo captured February 6, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/320 second F/9.0 ISO 100 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very good capture. Great shot.

19 Feb 2014 6:06am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Well seen - fantastic minimalist shot!

19 Feb 2014 8:53am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Like a medieval spear, beautiful find !~

19 Feb 2014 9:02am

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

Superbe ... ne veut pas se laisser enfouir par la neige !... :))
Belle composition.

19 Feb 2014 10:32am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Lovely minimalist image.

19 Feb 2014 1:53pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe minimalisme, excellente lumière.

19 Feb 2014 3:11pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

I agree with the others !

19 Feb 2014 4:18pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


19 Feb 2014 4:38pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

great eye and framing

19 Feb 2014 4:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lovely! Love the light and textures

19 Feb 2014 4:58pm

don from United States

I like the title. The image is strong for its simplicity. Excellent.

19 Feb 2014 5:04pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid image . Beautiful composition .

19 Feb 2014 5:39pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

looks like a hand
so great frame

19 Feb 2014 5:57pm

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

Whether emerging ... or planted ... this is a great shot! ;D

19 Feb 2014 6:26pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This is an excellent composition regarding the subject and location inside the frame.

19 Feb 2014 6:28pm

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

A great image with an original title.

19 Feb 2014 7:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful! I can hardly wait for Spring. I know you must be feeling the same way.

19 Feb 2014 7:30pm

@Steve Rice: Indeed! And so does my back! :-)

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Cool shot!

19 Feb 2014 8:28pm

American Ferret from Eastern, United States

Is that leaf shivering?

19 Feb 2014 11:00pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful simplicity

19 Feb 2014 11:37pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image. I love the glistening snow and the leaf with its shadow! Just beautiful!

20 Feb 2014 1:56am

Diana from San Francisco, United States

Good capture. Nice color contrast.

20 Feb 2014 4:09am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I love it. It has a beautiful sharpness.

20 Feb 2014 4:14am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Simple, but impressive shot. Only one leaf really stands out against the snowy field. Nice framing and colors. Have a nice day. :)

20 Feb 2014 4:27am

yo from Ile de France, France

Elle sort ses griffes ! :)
Très beau sur cette neige scintillante !

20 Feb 2014 9:13am

franz from Baden, Austria

great capture, so well seen and taken! that leaf reminds me of an alien spacecraft that crash landed in the snow ... ;-)

20 Feb 2014 9:59am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Very nice . Great light !

21 Feb 2014 1:15pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Simple beauty.

25 Feb 2014 11:55am

JCJ from Troyes, France

excellent minimalism

27 Feb 2014 10:48pm