oak leaf

Posted by karla (Omaha, United States) on 31 October 2011 in Plant & Nature.

Still at the Lewis and Clark Monument Park, this very low and scrubby oak was growing along a narrow hiking path that leads away from the main (paved) overlook. I am inclined to identify it as the bur oak or mossycup oak, Quercus macrocarpa. I did not think to look for an acorn which would aid the identification, if even one was around from such a young version of this tree. There was an abrupt slope just behind it, so looking very far was out of the question! Bur oak is common in this area and native to eastern Nebraska and most of the eastern United States. It is long lived and tolerant of drought.

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Nina from Hamburg, Germany

such beautiful light,, details... wonderfully captured!

31 Oct 2011 6:11am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Light and color combo are gorgeous!

31 Oct 2011 8:03am

@Arnd: Thanks, Arnd! Love to see your comments. :)

Kala from United States

Gorgeous light and autumn tones.

31 Oct 2011 8:38am

@Kala: Thanks, Kala! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

This image has a real autumn feel about it...:-) Beautiful light and colors!

31 Oct 2011 2:52pm

@Marleen: Thanks, Marleen! There is a lot of great light this autumn...I have to make myself stop going out with the camera and do laundry instead! ;)

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the contrast which makes the oak leaf stand out so well. Nice one.

31 Oct 2011 2:58pm

@Don: Thanks, Don, for visiting and leaving your comment. I tend to like contrast, and this leaf was lit so beautifully by the angled sunlight that day.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Karla - Well, first, this is a superlative beauty here. Caught just perfectly in the light and a wonderful bit of positioning here - just a wonderful composition! I really enjoyed your previous posts about the Lewis and Clark park and the scenes that you treated us to, along with the great narrative!. I would love to visit there....Thank you for sharing with us these things that many would never see....I look forward to much more...just great! Have a wonderful eve :-)

31 Oct 2011 3:41pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you, Denny, for your comments. I will post a bit more of this park, some vegetation and also a couple of views of the monument. It is an artfully build place and well maintained. Also very popular, I think.

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Une belle lumière pour parer cette jolie feuille aux couleurs d'automne ... superbe

31 Oct 2011 10:14pm

@mimicy: Merci beaucoup, Mimicry! Very kind comment. :)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautiful light and DOF to highlight these Fall colors Karla - nicely done.

1 Nov 2011 3:45am

@Jason Politte: Thanks, Jason! Fall offers splendor, and I am looking around and appreciating it. Makes for some fun photographical moments.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

lovely lighting

1 Nov 2011 4:34am

@john4jack: Thanks! Thanks for your visit and comment. I am having fun this Fall with the camera.

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

fantastic this back light, you´ve a perfect eye for that! superb!

1 Nov 2011 1:35pm

@klausZ: Thank you, Klaus!!! Very kind of you to say this. I love contrast and back lighting in images.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful shot. I clicked back - interesting series too.

2 Nov 2011 2:58am

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb! Glad you are finding it interesting. I am finding new knowledge, too, as I write about the place.

BrigitteG from Sydney, Australia

wowww Karla... gorrrrrgeous shot !! lluv it !!

2 Nov 2011 8:35pm

@BrigitteG: Thank you, Brigitte! Very kind of you !!! You have some gorgeous portrait work on your blog. :)

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Beautiful!

4 Nov 2011 1:07pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Really great shot, superb with the light behind.
Thank you for your nice comments, on my washing, they were really appreciated :)

20 Nov 2011 8:02am

@Christine: Thanks for your visit, Christine, and your comments here and on the others. I am enjoying your other images, as well. :)

Nikon D300
1/160 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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