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floating in my small home made lily pond this past fall. I darkened the tones of the whole image a notch or two here plus cropped-sharpened once…. Natures own elements provided the real beauty I find in it…

Jewel tones in the water like Sapphires, Emeralds and Citrines come from the ponds surrounding tree line.

Nikon D60~ 55/200
Magic hour
Fall Ct. 2008

Comments

  • andygibb
    andygibbover 5 years ago

    might be “just a leaf” but its a stunning image…great work xxx

  • Thanks so much Andy~ :)

    – LjMaxx

  • happypattern
    happypatternover 5 years ago

    This is really lovely Lj and the contrast of the softness of the leaf on the beautiful contrasty coloured water is just perfect!

  • Hi H.P. Many Thanks! :)

    – LjMaxx

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 5 years ago

    wonderful colors

  • The fall trees surround this little pond I have for lily’s & wildlife.. They create some wonderful water colors in the fall.. Thanks so much Luda~

    – LjMaxx

  • Ralph Angelillo
    Ralph Angelilloover 5 years ago

    This is a great looking leaf… superb colors !

  • Hello Ralph.. T.Y. for this comment on my leaf…:)))

    – LjMaxx

  • jadeast
    jadeastover 5 years ago

    I like this Too LJ, The problem with most other “criticism” sites is that about half the people there think that it’s a license to appoint themselves “an authority” and judge everyone elses work! The real judge is the artist creating the work, Rules are made to be broken if you understand why the rule is there in the first place!

    Excellent image!

    J D

  • Thanks Jade. Glad you liked it too.. Plus.. I am not very good at all the p.s. stuff and all that altering-enhancing yet..so.. I probably would have hurt the looks of this should I have tried that. lol.. Thanks again for the positive feedback~ :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Scott Bricker
    Scott Brickerover 5 years ago

    calm; peaceful; relaxing feel to this…almost zen-like….floating on a reflection……..
    very fine…. a visual meditation

  • Thats how I felt watching it Scott.. It relaxed my mind after a long day at work with all the people allabput and such.. It was a warm & friendly moment alone at the pond for me..Hahaha.. Thanks~ :))

    – LjMaxx

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 5 years ago

    WOWOWOWOWOW A FAVE

  • Thanks Al.. A fav too.. Cool! :)))

    – LjMaxx

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 5 years ago

    gorgeous simplicity, beautil colors…
    a true piece of artwork… do not change a thing !
    about basic rules of photography : “If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun.”
    rules are primarily there to be learnt and taught, and as quickly as possible forgotten and broken !
    my best, francis.

  • Hi Francis.. Your right I am just sure.. & I do dislike missing all the fun.. lol.. So pleased you liked this too & wrote what ya wrote.. T.Y..:)))..

    – LjMaxx

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 5 years ago

    lol, of course, beautil = beautiful !

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS you have been featured in DSLR Users only group

  • Really? Cool.. wow.. what a pleasant surprise.. Thanks Kelley~ :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Kelly..not Kelley.. typo.. OOpps..

    – LjMaxx

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