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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
Featured by suzi9mm
Suggested by Image-Ninja
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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 details
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
© 2004 - 2021 ejosh
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thecr4zYc4ndY's avatar
you have been featured here [link]
pumpkinandpie's avatar
wowww. very nice.
spiggo's avatar
Nice one [link] my leaf:)
La-Dolly-Vita's avatar
:clap: Great work, congrats on the DD :deviation:
aekou's avatar
It's been said, but this photograph is amazing! It really caught my eye. I love photos of leaves anyway :) I try to take photographs when I find leaves like this but they never turn out well..
morbid-comtesse's avatar
Aimelle's avatar
great texture details :thumbsup:
nice focus and lovely shadowing.
33xiT's avatar
SilverMixx's avatar
I'm glad I finally found this. :heart:
Yazmoogle's avatar
This is really beautiful... delicate, fragile... wonderful shot :]
the shadows are really effective
nice work
encodedlogic's avatar
I know you got the DD a while ago, but congrats all the same!

celeste-blacke's avatar
I've used your image here.. [link]

do have a look at it..
i hope you like it, and if you have any objection, i could take it off.. :)
Meryovi's avatar
Great picture.
I love it. :D

Congrats! :thumbsup:!!
wow, this is amazing. I love the angle, and the depth of field really adds to the effect of the pic.
johnypolo17's avatar
Beautiful picture :)
cybersprinters's avatar
U leave hardly any space for critisizm,
Amazing shot,great shadows,everything great.
shubat's avatar
seriously amazing. The idea is classic. The composition really pulls it together. The shadow adds a lot of extra interest to the left area which would have been boring without it. The veins of the leaf really have great focus and they tell a story. It is almost as if this leaf doesn't want to be forgotten forever.
ejosh's avatar
Thanks a lot. I really don't think I could have been any more happy with how it turned out. I appreciate the comment. Interesting personification.
shubat's avatar
i really enjoyed it.
gwydi's avatar
thats so beautiful, i like it a lot! *loves*
mickie31's avatar
this is a breathtaker. so delicate and humble just like nature itself :star:
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