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Tree In The Leaf



Captured this image on a wet morning hike at my cabin.

Captured this image on a wet morning hike at my cabin.
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6 Comments | Report
Ssunshin
 
Ssunshin October 25, 2018
That is very pretty
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chiphendershot October 25, 2018
Thank you so much!
vickyt916
 
vickyt916 October 25, 2018
Incredible detail!
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chiphendershot October 25, 2018
Thank you very much!!
dvcannatelli
 
dvcannatelli November 05, 2018
Like this shot.
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chiphendershot November 05, 2018
Thank you so much!!!
robsy1965 PRO
 
robsy1965 November 05, 2018
super crisp!! excellent macro work!
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chiphendershot November 05, 2018
Thank you for your kind comment. Much appreciated.
Bpete2
 
Bpete2 November 22, 2018
Beautifully captured. The water drops appear to dance on the leaves
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chiphendershot November 23, 2018
Thank you so much!!!
sloanalexandramartin
 
sloanalexandramartin February 24, 2019
Wow! The detail in the leaves is amazing!
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chiphendershot February 24, 2019
Thank you. I use Topaz Studio software which really helps bring out the detail.

Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this image during a walk on the trails at my cabin.
Time
I remember the day well. When I woke up that morning I was happy to see the autumn rain clouds were dissipating as the sun was burning them off. I grabbed my camera and went for and early morning hike on my logging roads.
Lighting
Beautiful early morning sunlight peeking through the trees.
Equipment
I captured this using my Nikon D700 with a Nikkor 105mm lens. Camera was hand held.
Inspiration
I was curious how the water droplets seem to decorate the leaf similar to decorations on a Christmas tree. I really liked how the smooth round water droplets were juxtaposed on the tissue of the leaf.
Editing
I use several editing tools in post-processing. I import my RAW files to Lightroom and make a few adjustments. After that I am in Topaz Studio where I spend the most time post-processing. I end up with some finishing touches in Photoshop. Most of my life I spent in the darkroom printing for professional photographers. Often you would here professional photographers say a lab can make or break the photographer. In this digital age that has not changed much, but many images are post-processed by the photographer. I see so many nice images photographers have posted only to end up being a ho-hum, spiritless image due to poor post-processing. When I worked with negatives in the wet lab I would have a final print sitting in my work area at the end of the day that I felt was a winner. The next day I would come in and say to myself "What was I thinking"! It is the same with digital post-processing, sometimes walking away and leaving for another day can be your best decision.
In my camera bag
I use a Nikon D850 with a variety of lenses new, old and other brands with adapters to fit Nikon and Sony E-mount. I recently had my Nikon D700 converted to infrared. I enjoy using vintage c mount lenses designed for 16mm cine camera on my Sony A7R. The lenses I use with my Sony are Kinoptik 9mm, 32mm, 40mm and 75mm. I also use Wollensak, Schneider and Angenuiex lenses.
Feedback
Beauty can be found in the simplest things. Look closely at the objects that surround you, seek to understand the difference between good and bad lighting as well as how it works. Although I captured this after a rain, a small spray bottle filled with water can also be helpful in expanding your creativity.

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