These are baby oak leaves, just starting out, which I photographed a little over two weeks ago. They have long since “grown up” but it’s great to be able to revisit that magical time when the trees are just coming back to life after a dreadful, endless winter.
Nikon D700 with Nikon 105mm micro lens
Processed in Photoshop CC with various adjustment layers, Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Darken/Lighten Center and two textures – Destiny Starr from Totally Rad and Iridescent Brush from Flypaper Textures.
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