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Beech
25-MAY-2006 kiki2

Beech

Latin: Fagus sylvatica forma Purpurea. Direct translation of the Norwegian name is "blood beech". Red foliage in the spring, darkening to a shiny brown in late summer.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
1/80s f/7.1 at 400.0mm iso200 full exif

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Canon DSLR Challenge24-Nov-2008 10:04
Thanks all. The leafs are backlit by the sun, that's what draws the white'ish outlines.

The 400mm is great for flower pics and closeups. Narrow DOF, good bokeh.
Bob; the 1.6 crop factor just means smaller images.. The 400mm isn't a 640mm on a 20D.. it's still a 400mm. But the camera captures a smaller part of the image the lens has to offer than a full format camera would. Anyway - I didn't do *further* cropping here :)
-k2
Canon DSLR Challenge24-Nov-2008 03:19
fabulous color and light! and I love the dof on this "leaf" picy.
Penny Street
Canon DSLR Challenge24-Nov-2008 02:45
Gorgeous color. And great use of focus depth to isolate a subject that would otherwise be very busy. I like the light lining th eedges of hte leaves too. Nice :)
Cindy
ctfchallenge24-Nov-2008 02:39
VERY cool, Kiki. ~lydia
Canon DSLR Challenge24-Nov-2008 00:59
Spectacular colours K2 I can imagine how a stand of these would look amongst pines etc.

Did you use a 400mm lens (times 1.6 = 640mm) for this?

~ Regards Melbob