Catching the fleeting scenes of many splendored life with a camera.
'Look closely. The beautiful may be small' — Kant

8 December 2011


I bet few people notice the beauty of tree foliages around them. By contrast, being a compulsive gazer and slow life acolyte, I can't help stopping to enjoy the beauty of canopies, tree crowns and every unusual tree leaves I come across. Which, on the other hand, makes me quite a time-wasting roamer.
Anyway, the fact that every tree comes with unique shape and form of leaves has always fascinated me.  Here go some of my favourite leafage backgrounds.

Flame tree foliage (Brachychiton Acerifolius)
Flame tree foliage (Brachychiton Acerifolius).
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Grevillea leaves with silver-white underside create a picturesque effect, especially when stirred by the wind.

White backed foliage of Silk Oak (Grevillea Robusta)
White backed foliage of Silk Oak (Grevillea Robusta)
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To my eye there's always something romantic about reeds bent by the wind.

Thin reeds in the wind
Thin reeds in the wind.
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Reeds background
Reeds background. (© 2011 LightColourShade, by-nc-nd)

Tropical trees come in all shapes and sizes both in terms of foliages and trunks. In addition to beautiful blossom (which I'm going to post soon), Palo borracho has another peculiarity — its trunk and branches are covered with sharp robust thorns, so take care not to lean against it unless you're really desperate.

Palo borracho, Ceiba Speciosa
Palo borracho, Ceiba Speciosa foliage
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  1. Photographing foliage can be a frustrating experience, for it seems that we can see so much more than the pictures show. Your first photo is my favorite in this bunch, for a number of reasons, but especially because it takes the problem of photographing leaves head-on, and makes it wonderful.

  2. Actually, it's my favourite too, in large part because of my liking for tropical flora.


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