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February 26, 2005
This image makes me wonder what is life anyway. different things depending on if you are you or if you are a leaf? The Life of a Leaf by ~ejosh
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The Life of a Leaf



Life goes deeper than what you can see.

You have to look at the full version to see the detail. Thanks for looking.

Edit: 2-26-05 1:22pm
Imagine my surprise when I logged on DeviantART this morning to find loads of comments and favorites clogging my DA messages page. I was totally perplexed, until I thought to myself, "No way, I didn't get a daily deviation, did I?" I found that all the favorites were pointing to my picture "The Life of a Leaf" and when I went to take a look, my jaw dropped.

This image was one of about nine total frames. I experimented with different aperture sizes and angles. I chose this one because I liked the short depth of field. Some of the other images with a wider aperture seemed to be almost too busy and didn't really lead the eye anywhere. With a shorter depth of field, it really helps to isolate the leaf and emphasize the texture and detail.

The leaf was given to me by a friend who had found it some years ago and kept it sealed in a plastic bag. It had a natural curve to it, which I thought was kind of neat, and helped add some interest to the picture. The lighting was all natural. It was kind of a sunny day with the sun off to the side a little. The sunlight was filtered by a small bush, which cast some interesting shadows across the picture.

I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who has commented and/or faved it. I really do appreciate every single comment and fav a ton.

Taken:12-14-2004 1:00pm
Camera: Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
Shutter: 1/500
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
RAW Format
Lens: EFS 18-55mm
Image size
3752x2502px 2.46 MB
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Focal Length
49 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 14, 2004, 12:59:32 PM
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