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Introduction
 

Where I live, we have four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter.  These seasons are based on temperature, not rainfall (i.e. wet/dry season).  In the Fall, as the temperature drops and becomes cooler, the leaves of deciduous plants turn various colors and then eventually fall off the plant.  This is a favorite time for outdoor photographers.

These are cypress trees.  Cypress trees grow in shallow water in coastal areas.  The small, bare, white tree on the left was included to add variety to the image.

The vine and leaf created a combination of shapes that I found interesting.  Being a macro photograph, the background took on added importance.  The background needed to be totally out of focus so the vine and leaf would easily stand out and needed to contain colors that would compliment the vine and leaf.

The moon, in the V shape made by the tops of the trees, added a subtle interest to the image.

Pay particular attention to what is in focus and what is just out of focus.  Note the placement of the branch, stems and leaf.  Nothing is in the exact center of the photograph.  Also note that the background is totally out of focus so the branch, stems and leaf stand out.

This image was tightly cropped to better portray the green, yellow and orange leaves.  The photograph was taken on a cloudy day so there would be even lighting.

I found this leaf floating in a puddle that was created by the previous day's rain.  Because the sky was cloudless, the blue of the sky is being reflected in the water.  I had to position myself in such a manner so that neither myself nor the camera would also be reflected in the water.

This is an upside down photograph of trees reflected in water.  Being a reflection in water, the trees are actually inverted in the viewfinder.  Therefore, I turned the image upside down to give it the proper perspective.

It was raining the day I took this photograph.  I had to hold an umbrella while I set up the camera and tripod and then I had to wait for the ducks to swim into the scene.