This afternoon I noticed the warm light shining through the new maple leaves on our little tree in the backyard, and thought how fresh and beautiful they looked. Taken with Canon 7D, Canon 60mm macro, September 2011. A touch of Topaz Clarity added in PSE9.

This image featured in Nature’s Paintbrush in September 2011. Thank you moderators!


maple, leaves, spring, gold, barb leopold, magic, droplets, water

I live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of South Australia which are a constant inspiration to me in my photography. As an observer of nature and the world around around me, I find many subjects here which I try to portray in an artistic and interesting way. Please contact me if there are any of my images you wish to purchase or otherwise use.

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  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful & fresh (just like you Barb). Gorgeous macro – luv the water drops

  • KarynL
    KarynLabout 3 years ago


  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldabout 3 years ago


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work Barbie…love the droplets….nice touch

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

    Very beautiful! They look like gold!

  • jono johnson
    jono johnsonalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely image Barbie :-)

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and composition.

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkalmost 3 years ago

    Superb image! Love it!

  • kevin chippindall
    kevin chippindallalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture and processing ……………… cheers kev

  • Leeo
    Leeoalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous light!

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