The Leaves Are Rusting

cotoneaster

cotoneaster

cotoneaster

Photographs of Cotoneaster taken November 2016, front garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

Down But Not Quite Out

Autumn Leaves

These Sweet Chestnut leaves are now fallen but no less beautiful as they form a drift beneath the tree, catching the morning sunlight and accentuating their form and detail. They will gradually disappear over time as fungi break them down, or earthworms will tug them down into their subterranean burrows to use as food.

Like all living organisms, including ourselves, from nature they come, and back to nature they go.

Photograph taken November 2016, local wood, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon 18-55mm lens.

Stars And Autumn Leaves?

Not quite …

Stars And Autumn Leaves

… but leaves fallen and left to drift upon the water’s surface, and specks of tiny plant debris sprinkled afar as if they were stars.

Photograph taken November 2016, local canal, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon 18-55mm lens.

Autumn Silhouette

Autumn Silhouette

I am always attracted to how sunlight shines through leaves, and this fallen maple leaf is one of those examples. But here I had the added bonus of a fly which had landed on the other side of the leaf, giving me its silhoutte.

Photograph taken November 2016, local park, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon 18-55mm lens.