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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 16 July 2018 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

After a rainy Spring, our Newport Purple Leaf Plum tree grew by leaps and bounds. And after a heavy rain storm in June, the branches of the tree were ladden with so much rain water that they were actually bending down; almost ready to snap. I ended up putting a few bungee cords around the tree to keep the branches upright until they dried.

A day or two later, I removed the bungee cords and pruned the really long branches. The veining in the leaves really caught my attention.

Photo captured June 21, 2018.

NIKON D7000 1/90 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 105 mm

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Hot colors

16 Jul 2018 5:23am

yoshimiparis from France

the warm color of these leaves is superb

16 Jul 2018 6:16am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Superbe sur ce fond de verdure.
Bonne journée Steven

16 Jul 2018 6:24am

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

You made a good decision.
This is a powerful and beautiful color

16 Jul 2018 8:35am

willy from Belgium

une très belle photo et des informations intéressantes Steven


16 Jul 2018 10:15am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

belle couleur

16 Jul 2018 10:35am

Marité from France

Quelle jolie couleur et tu as bien fait de le tuteurer ! Je découvre cet arbre.
Bonne journée Steven.

16 Jul 2018 11:10am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

The red leaves look great with the rich green background. Very nice image.

16 Jul 2018 11:12am

Maria-Lina from Brownsburg Chatham, Canada

Bonjour Steven! Un beau contraste de couleur, c'est tout beau! Bise, bonne journée tout en douceur!

16 Jul 2018 12:10pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Perfect time of year to prune a plum. What lovely leaves you capture here

16 Jul 2018 12:12pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Stunning color and details. Lovely close view.

16 Jul 2018 1:06pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

It's a fine detail shot and the color is very pleasing as well.

16 Jul 2018 1:18pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Did you use a light to capture this? It's a great shot.

16 Jul 2018 2:05pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautfifully captured leaves ! A crisp clear shot with the details in the veins! Great shot...

16 Jul 2018 3:37pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Belle prise

16 Jul 2018 4:29pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifiques détails et belles couleurs.

16 Jul 2018 6:45pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Those are beautifully colored and textured leaves.

16 Jul 2018 6:50pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

a wonderful vivid coloring

16 Jul 2018 6:51pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful focus, DOF, colors, lights & textures!

16 Jul 2018 7:53pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Are the plums from this tree edible?

16 Jul 2018 9:39pm

@London Caller: Not certain. And this was the first year that plums appeared. :-)

Michael Rawluk from Canada

I love the wonderful 3D look to it. At least to my eyes.

16 Jul 2018 10:09pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I am glad that you were able to keep the tree from being destroyed by the heavy rain. The color of the leaves are beautiful. I love the detail of the leaves.

17 Jul 2018 12:49am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely color and detail in these pretty leaves.

17 Jul 2018 2:50am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Good eye, Steven - Nature is so amazing, these are beautiful patterns and colors!

17 Jul 2018 3:16am

Remus from Portugal

It's a somewhat metallic color, that is not very usual for a tree.
Beautiful contrast of colors.

17 Jul 2018 4:12pm