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A Great Survivor

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 24 July 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/10.0 ISO 200 260 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

This is a beautiful red maple leaf, and conjures up a very patriotic photo for Canadians,
superb beauty !~

24 Jul 2012 5:12am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Very poetic photo with the spots of light in the background. Annierita

24 Jul 2012 5:14am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Autumn in summer...........
Wonderful colors and bokeh!!

24 Jul 2012 5:18am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fabulous color and treatment, fantastic!

24 Jul 2012 5:25am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid 5****

24 Jul 2012 5:41am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Very nice. I also feel the spots in the background add to the picture.

24 Jul 2012 5:45am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lovely composed , nice colors and a great back ground , Phil

24 Jul 2012 6:00am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderful frame

24 Jul 2012 6:21am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Such a beautiful image, wonderfully composed Mariana. Five stars from me

24 Jul 2012 6:27am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie composition

24 Jul 2012 6:33am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

That is such a rich color, very nice!

24 Jul 2012 6:35am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderschöne Farben und ein gutes Format. ( könnte ich mir auch in SW vorstellen )

24 Jul 2012 6:50am

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

It's great !
Quite unusual for you, this kind of picture and external frame.
The leaves stand up strangely upon a great bokeh.

24 Jul 2012 7:10am

cajera from France

Une image inattendue de votre part. Une nature morte et en couleur.
L'image est magnifique

24 Jul 2012 7:44am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Comme "Cajera" Inatendue et magnifique

24 Jul 2012 8:49am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!!!!
so beautiful colors & lights!!!

24 Jul 2012 8:49am

Brat | RCA from Xiamen City, China

simply awesome!.well done!

24 Jul 2012 9:30am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Love the glitter-like bokeh. A dreamy shot.

24 Jul 2012 9:57am

Pernelle from Ville d, France

Very delicate. Lovely.

24 Jul 2012 10:00am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Wow! Very beautiful! Great work!

24 Jul 2012 10:00am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely shot, perfect beauty

24 Jul 2012 10:04am

Monik from PARIS, France

Ooooh.... Un seul mot: Superbe...! *****
Bonne journée, Mariana!

24 Jul 2012 10:13am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautifully done

24 Jul 2012 10:27am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

pure feeling, the sensitive side of Mary, there where nostalgia invades your heart and we love her look, fantastic Mary, kiss Paul

24 Jul 2012 10:29am

rem_la from Villiers, France

de biens belles couleurs

24 Jul 2012 10:48am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Wow ! une image superbe !! avec la texture metallique des feuille qui est un véritable régal !!!

24 Jul 2012 11:10am

Ken from United States

Grand Composer!

24 Jul 2012 11:27am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great shot ! So gorgeous.

24 Jul 2012 11:32am

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

A great survivor in the most beautiful colours!

24 Jul 2012 12:19pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful and poetic image - and love the bokeh!

24 Jul 2012 12:21pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Wow! Just superb I like it a lot.

24 Jul 2012 1:11pm

Christine from Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France

C'est vraiment sublime !!!

24 Jul 2012 2:11pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Total surprise...I checked the header to make certain ; ] best…jf

24 Jul 2012 2:14pm

@ordinaryimages: you better check this ... thanks Jerry ! Hey, I still do not know if you like or not this image !

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A stunningly beautiful breakout from your outstanding portraits Bravo!

24 Jul 2012 2:21pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Composition, presentation and color of great atmosphere

24 Jul 2012 2:34pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb color and presentation !

24 Jul 2012 2:45pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Lovely image. well done.

24 Jul 2012 3:09pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the treatment - it is a lovely piece of art.

24 Jul 2012 3:17pm

Preeyanka from Westborough, United States

Mariana, this is a beautiful photo. I like the strength of the colors. You also caught the texture of the leaves beautifully.

24 Jul 2012 4:28pm

Alireza from Tehran, Iran

Wonderful image!well done!

24 Jul 2012 4:42pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Il a survêcu et est devenu la star de cette image.

24 Jul 2012 4:47pm

Esko from Kuusamo, Finland

Kaunis ja taiteellinen palanen luonnosta.
Mainio näkemys - hieno toteutus.
Tervehtien Eko

24 Jul 2012 5:07pm

Nick from Issaquah, United States

Really nice! Love the Detail and colors!

24 Jul 2012 5:48pm

STEED from D, France

I LOVE !!!!!

24 Jul 2012 7:25pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous light and color! Still hanging on!

24 Jul 2012 7:44pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Absolutely beautiful !!! Colors and light are wonderful ... Great composition and a fabulous background

24 Jul 2012 8:22pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

Tu n'as pas l'habitude de nous montrer ce genre de photo, j'aime beaucoup ta composition et cette couleur rouge profonde. C'est magnifique.

24 Jul 2012 8:48pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Gorgeous! A very attractive photo!

24 Jul 2012 9:07pm

PhotoAttraction from Porto, Portugal

Completely out of your "comfort zone"...
Truly beautiful.

24 Jul 2012 9:37pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

magnificent, mariana!!

this is a very strong shot, in many ways! :-))

24 Jul 2012 9:51pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Very impressive, radiant colour.

24 Jul 2012 10:28pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Superb, these red leaves are very pretty. Great colors, I love,

24 Jul 2012 11:06pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

This is quite striking Mariana... I like the bokeh, it makes a nice setting for that leaf. Beautiful!!

25 Jul 2012 12:28am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice details & dof!

25 Jul 2012 3:03am

Vargmåne from Mölndal, Sweden


25 Jul 2012 3:31pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is ART (with capital letters ... ;-))

25 Jul 2012 6:50pm

@franz: big THANKS for this comment, Franz !

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

29 Jul 2012 4:58pm

Marcie from United States

Magical this!

29 Jul 2012 6:27pm

H. J. Nodeh from KHALKHAL - NODEH, Iran

Great colours and light *****

12 Sep 2012 10:57pm

mohammad from isfahan, Iran

Complete composition and Perfect edit,
So great Mariana!BRAVO!

17 Dec 2013 4:02pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
260 mm