Soon, the snow will fade from the forest floor and the trees will wake from their winter slumber and begin to sprout new life. These are early spring sprouts from a couple of years ago. I photographed them in a wooded area late in the afternoon, when a combination of light and shadow created a wonderfully dramatic effect.
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In the autumn, I spent a lot of time taking photos of the colorful leaves covering the woodland floor. This is one occasion when I pointed the camera upward. This image doesn’t accurately convey the weather conditions at the time this shot was snapped. It looks like a sunny fall day, but it was actually overcast with a very fine mist/drizzle in the air. I guess my camera had a brighter perspective.
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This collection of fall foliage caught my attention for the diversity in form and color. The leaves were wet, which seems to bring out the best of their rich, deep colors. Even the contrast provided by the white bark of the help the colors pop.
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On a hike through the woods at Potawatomi State Park, near Sturgeon Bay on Wisconsin’s Door County peninsula, I spotted this colorful collection of leaves resting on a fading bracken fern.
The interesting pattern and contrasting colors seemed worth of a shutter snap.
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I’ve really enjoyed the fall colors this season. One morning I spent time in the woods just photographing leaves on the ground. While I’m looking for amazing colors and interesting patterns, I came across these berries reclining on a burgundy blanket. I’m pretty sure these are not the edible blueberries we love.
The rich contrast between the blue of the berries and the deep red of the maple leaf make this a photo a favorite in my autumn collection.
It looks even cooler in the larger version because you can see tiny moisture beads on the berries. Click on the photo to see what I’m talking about.
Autumn is wrapping up in our area – as far as colorful foliage goes. These white berries stand out next to the normally green leaves of this plant I found on the edge of a wooded area.
I spent a good deal of time trying to identify this plant. I wasn’t able to find anything I could be confident to share. It seems to be a common plant in our area.
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