E.J.Wilkins

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Suspended in mid-air

Hawthorn leaf.

This leaf was twisting gently in the breeze, suspended on a gossamer thread that has managed to disappear from the picture - it wasn't edited out

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Suspended in mid-air

Hawthorn leaf.

This leaf was twisting gently in the breeze, suspended on a gossamer thread that has managed to disappear from the picture - it wasn't edited out

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comments (21)

a good catch. Heck, a wonderful catch.
EJWilkins: The spiders thread did the best job, I was incredibly lucky to see it
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 7 Sep 2010, 02:03
Most excellent!
EJWilkins: Why thank you kind Sir! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Sep 2010, 02:48
Great stuff, Ellie.

The backdrop is wonderful, too.
EJWilkins: The backdrop was ordinary grass and a bit of a tree stump, but far enough away to be completely out of focus
''catch a falling leaf ''
EJWilkins: Have you ever tried to catch one on its' way down? "They" say that if you can you can make a wish which will be granted.
  • Leanne
  • Australia
  • 7 Sep 2010, 07:02
love the depth of field and the crisp details.
EJWilkins: Thank you Leanne
Autumn is sneaking up on us. This is a lovely shot
EJWilkins: It certainly is, and I think it's going to be over quite quickly too. It's awfully cold in the evenings isn't it
This is such a cool shot ! smile
EJWilkins: Pleased you like it Ferdi
funny autumn photo!
EJWilkins: I'm pleased it made you smile smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Sep 2010, 07:41
Absolutely charming Ellie: it works so well against that background
EJWilkins: Possibly one of those flukes of nature smile
Beautiful.
EJWilkins: Thanks
It works just perfectly! Lovely image. (:o)
EJWilkins: Thank you smile
You find the most amazing things to photograph.
EJWilkins: You'd have seen it, and photographed it, and turned it into something amusing - to make us all smile. smile
Very good capture, great colour.
EJWilkins: Thank you smile
Ah, the promise of autumn, a falling leaf

Well captured Ellie, and I love the negative space and DOF. Really well done!
EJWilkins: Thanks for noticing the things I'd hoped somebody would notice. I like, if possible, to give the subject the space to be seen and, if possible, for it to 'move' within the picture. Am totally useless at landscapes etc though!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Sep 2010, 12:45
"The autumn leaves came tumbling down". Again you have seen something I would have missed.
EJWilkins: I can't believe you'd have missed it Alan, not if you'd been there. It was soooo obvious
Brilliant shot, looks like it was free falling
EJWilkins: It was a peculiar (magical) thing to see, the leaf was just twisting and turning but not getting any closer to the ground.
Excellent work Elle, just the right amount of DoF to keep the leaf pin sharp and the background suitably out of focus, tho' a little noisy, still like it loads.
EJWilkins: I suppose there is a bit of noise in the background, which is probably to be expected using a wide aperture on a macro lens, with the grass being several feet away from the leaf, ISO 400 etc etc. Not making excuses, just trying to think through the reasons why. Not sure why it's more noticeable in the darkest areas though, and not sure how to prevent it happening if I were to take the same picture again.
Thanks for the comment, and thanks for making me think smile
thats very good, at first i thought it was good timing
EJWilkins: *chuckle* Have you ever tried to photograph a falling leaf? They're quicker than butterflies!
Hi Elle, f4 and 35mm you cold probably have stayed with iso 100 or less and still not had problems with camera shake. I think as a rule of thumb the shutter speed should not be less than the focal length you are shooting at.
EJWilkins: Yes, you're right. The only problem was that this little leaf wasn't easy to focus on because it was moving in the breeze, and there's my eyesight too!
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 10 Sep 2010, 19:15
Great snapshot, Ellie.
And very happy to read you again.
EJWilkins: Thank you Fabrice
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 16 Sep 2010, 04:29
Fabulous capture and just amazing DOF....good work Ellie.....petersmile
EJWilkins: Thank you Peter

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exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/200s
aperture f/4.0
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 35.0mm
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