Floating Colors

Uploaded: November 09, 2012 07:23:28


While out raking up the last leaves in the yard and enjoying the quiet of our neighborhood, I notice some colorful leaves from my weeping mulberry tree floating in the gray bird bath. The sun was casting a shadow on top of the water from the maple tree branches with just the right amount of highlights. Well, I just had to run and get my camera. It truly is amazing how many photos are just waiting to be captured if one just opens their eyes and enjoys the quiet of the moment.
“A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live” ~Bertrand Russell

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III


Susan Williams November 09, 2012

Beautiful image, Melissa, and thanks for sharing the story. #1497399

Susan Williams November 09, 2012

Beautiful image, Melissa, and thanks for sharing the story. #10411344

Michele Peterson level-classic November 09, 2012

Beautiful. Good thinking on getting your camera, this is too pretty to have passed up! #10411796

Eivor Kuchta December 14, 2012

You have a great eye for photo ops, Melissa! Beautiful! #10464158

December 20, 2012

Great clarity and color presentation here Melissa.. #10472752

Sherran Andersen level-classic December 27, 2012

Congrats Melissa. #10481867

Robert R. Goodman December 28, 2012

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!! #10482426

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 28, 2012

Congratulations on this great finalist Melissa!

jo ann c.

December 28, 2012

Beautiful. #10483290

Tammy Espino December 28, 2012

Congrats on your awesome finalist! #10484912

Peggy Pfister level-classic December 28, 2012

Well seen and well captured. Congrats on a lovely finalist! #10485856

Eivor Kuchta December 29, 2012

Great to see this again, Melissa! Congratulations on your finalist, and good luck in the next round! #10486767

Colette M. Metcalf December 31, 2012

Congrats!!!! #10490826

Kathy Cline December 31, 2012


Monnie Ryan December 31, 2012

Great job - congratulations on your win, Melissa! #10491221

Melissa Olsen December 31, 2012

Thank you all for your comments and congrats! And a HAPPY NEW YEAR! #10491307

Peggy Pfister level-classic December 31, 2012

Congrats on your gorgeous winner! #10491652

Debra R. Harder December 31, 2012

This is fabulous, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!! #10491818

Jeana Clark December 31, 2012

So beautifully captured Melissa!!!
Congratulations on this gorgeous Winner!!

~J~ #10491826

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic December 31, 2012

What a gorgeous find, Melissa. Huge congrats on your beautiful Gold. #10491942

December 31, 2012

A Very BIG congrats to you for your outstanding 2nd Place Gold Melissa. I am so Happy you Won For This Image. All of you images are Simply Outstanding #10492379

frank w. degenhardt December 31, 2012

Way to go my friend. Congratulations on the Second Place Win. Way to go. #10492518

ALLEN O. HOWARD December 31, 2012

WINNER!!! A beautiful image Melissa!!! Congratulations! #10492823

Tammy Espino December 31, 2012

Congrats on your win :) #10492850

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 01, 2013

And now....Congrats on this wonderful 2nd Place Gold Winner Melissa!

Happy New Year!

jo ann c. #10493827

Robert R. Goodman January 02, 2013

Hi Melissa,Congratulations on your beautiful win!!!! #10495653

Mary L. Olson level-deluxe January 03, 2013

Lovely image, Melissa. Congratulations on winning Gold. #10497326

Cindy Bendush level-classic January 04, 2013

Grear catch Melissa! Big congratulations on your beautiful winning image! #10499601

Renee Doyle January 06, 2013

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Melissa! #10502649

Melissa Olsen January 11, 2013

Thank you all for your kind words and comments! #10509728

Merna L. Nobile January 20, 2013

January is a month of reflection for me, I remember how privileged I was to observe all the outstanding work and beautiful photographs of the past year. For the last time this year, I would be honored to congratulate you for your spectacular work and willingness to share with all of us, Happy New Year, Merna Nobile

Melissa Olsen April 12, 2013

Thank you Merna! #10650726

Linda M. Solari level-classic May 20, 2013

What a wonderful find in your own yard!I love the pop of colors against the grey tones. Congratulations on your win Melissa! #10700443

Alexandra Hankova July 09, 2013

Very pretty and poetic. :-) Congratulations. #10761896

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