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Mad Aussie
04-10-2009, 07:59 AM
A leaf hangs on but decay is steals it's soul

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3389/3428875478_e91cfed4e0_o.jpg

Rinkdaddy
04-10-2009, 10:49 AM
I am attracted to this picture of the decaying leaf. It seems so powerful when you think of the leaf's circle of life and it's now at it's end. The only distraction I see is the vine like green vegetation that hangs down over it.

Mad Aussie
04-10-2009, 05:33 PM
thanks RD. I thought about removing that lichen (lichen for want of a better word) but decided it was as it was, and it was everywhere. Apart from removing a few dead sticks in the streams I like to shoot this sort of stuff how it really is.

JAS_Photo
04-11-2009, 12:06 AM
Very pretty. I like the vividness of the colors.

Mad Aussie
04-11-2009, 01:38 AM
Thanks Raiven

Bambi
04-12-2009, 05:10 PM
I really like this shot. the lichen makes a nice contrast to the dead leaf.

Mad Aussie
04-12-2009, 05:57 PM
Thanks Bambi. In hindsight I probably should have moved the lichen after getting this shot and taken a couple without it as well.

kat
04-12-2009, 06:09 PM
Another nice shot!!!

Mad Aussie
04-12-2009, 06:15 PM
Thanks Kat

casil403
04-12-2009, 07:41 PM
I kind of agree with you about moving stuff like the lichen MA...I see the scene also as something is living off something that's dying. I like it as it is because it speaks to me that way.
Nice shot!

Mad Aussie
04-12-2009, 07:46 PM
Thanks Casil. Yes, I usually like to present the photo as what is really there, not necessailly a perfect world in our eyes.

Siejones
04-13-2009, 04:47 AM
Very nice :)

Very nearly complementary colours with the leaf and the background. The contrast makes the leaf almost pop out as if it's 3D.

Now heres a question. If the leaf holding the lichen on or is the lichen holding the leaf onto the branch? ;)

Mad Aussie
04-13-2009, 04:53 AM
Thanks SJ ... the lichen was just dangling over ... no chicken or egg debate here ;)