Monday, May 16, 2011
Macro Photograph - Leaf Skeleton
This leaf skeleton was one of hundreds, if not thousands, lying on the ground in Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens in Dorset, England. What was brown, botanical rubbish became an intricate masterpiece when held up to the light.
Leaves and light can create amazing photographs. If you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary, just look at how sunlight reveals lines and patterns in leaves, alive or dead. This had fallen but equally amazing views were to be had through leaves that were still attached to trees and shrubs.
Macro photography like this shows how important it is to get up to close to your subject. A photo of the entire leaf would have been interesting enough, but by getting really close to just one area I've been able to highlight nature's tracery.
The depth of field was achieved by holding the leaf at a slight angle, tilted away from the camera.
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec