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Spiraling leaf tip at the Bojo Nature Reserve on December 17th

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© 2020 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 29, 2020 at 4:39 AM

Posted in nature photography

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  1. Kind of erotic. And I’m not being a wiseguy.

    Michael Scandling

    January 29, 2020 at 5:13 AM

  2. Delicious!


    January 29, 2020 at 5:47 AM

  3. Great macro on the spiralling leat tip, Steve! Fern also curls in a similar fashion. One of my favourite photo subjects.

    Peter Klopp

    January 29, 2020 at 8:01 AM

  4. Yeah, got to agree with all of the above. And, the photo is gorgeous.


    January 29, 2020 at 9:06 AM

  5. Still a lot of winter to get through, but I’m ready to see nice green growth like this, a great close-up of springy energy.

    Robert Parker

    January 29, 2020 at 9:35 AM

    • I left NY and moved south to get away from the half-year of cold weather that makes you long for spring at this time of year. In the Philippines, which is tropical, springy energy is automatically summery energy.

      Steve Schwartzman

      January 29, 2020 at 9:39 AM

  6. Wonderful macro.


    January 29, 2020 at 9:54 AM

  7. An unfurling leaf tip reminds of a fiddlehead fern. Nicely seen, Steve.

    Steve Gingold

    January 29, 2020 at 7:07 PM

  8. The ability to see the central vein (or whatever that is) from both the top and bottom of the curl certainly emphasizes the curve, and the changes in focus are perfect. The variety of greens is appealing, too: especially that lime green, which I don’t often see, apart from limes.


    January 29, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    • In this picture you’ve got another instance of “both sides now.” This is also a case where shallow depth of field worked in my favor, with an important part of the curl in focus, and everything else out of focus in supporting roles. I’d never thought of limes, even if the curl is in the limelight.

      Steve Schwartzman

      January 29, 2020 at 9:12 PM

  9. To put a little silly spin on the otherwise static interpretations, I can envision a sudden unfurling of the leaf, in which case the photographer would be in for a surprise.


    January 29, 2020 at 8:41 PM

  10. Just the perfect amount of light here, beautiful.


    February 6, 2020 at 11:15 AM

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