30 July 2010

Apple in winter


As we approach late winter the deciduous trees look like 3D fMRI scans of lungs. But here and there, a few bright leaves still hang on.

[30 July 2010; Canon 20D, 300 mm f4 L, ISO 400, 1/800 at f8] 

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7 comments:

leonie.wise said...

I suspect that would be one to leave for the birds to discover and feast on. My mind imagines it would be sour and not at all pleasant to eat!

Barbara said...

I meant to comment some time ago on the photo of the Korimako, but I see the comment I've saved will work here as well. You have quite an eye for this juxtaposition of muted color and some tones that seem to sing. The aesthetic feels like an Asian print, dare I say, 'zen'?

Zhoen said...

Do apple trees transplanted from the Northern hemisphere get confused, fruiting in spring instead of fall?

robin andrea said...

A beautiful image, pete. A fruit still hanging amid the leafless branches. I'm sure many a deer has looked up longingly.

pohanginapete said...

Leonie, I've tried them in past winters and you're right. Definitely.

Thank you, Barbara :^) I'm slowly becoming more aware of how colours work (or don't), but I still have a long way to go. The trying is fun, though.

Zhoen — ha! No, but the very long, mild autumns/falls we've been having do seem to make the usual indicators less sharply defined. Some trees still have the remnants of summer's leaves while others already have spring blossom. Crazy.

Thanks Robin. Actually the deer look longingly through the fence — if they could get into the orchard that apple would have been history months ago. ;^)

Patricia said...

Biblical!

pohanginapete said...

Patricia, I hadn't thought of it like that. But, yes.