Raindrops on a leaf

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As much as it pains me to wave goodbye to summer, there’s no denying autumn is well and truly here. A sure sign of it is all the leaves on the ground.

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During at autumnal walk in Gatton Park in Surrey, I spotted this rain covered leaf on the ground.

While going for a run earlier in the week, I noticed lots of wonderful golden leaves on the pavement. They had been blown into amazing piles and I wondered if I might be able to get a good photograph of them.

Needless to say, as I was running I didn’t have a camera with me, so the next day I took myself off to Gatton Park, a National Trust run estate near Reigate in Surrey. Being a park in leafy Surrey, there was no shortage of trees or leaves! I spent a while taking images of the surroundings but none of the images was particularly inspiring so I decided to head home.

It had rained overnight and as I made my way back to the car, I spotted the leaf pictured above on the ground. Bizarrely, it was surrounded by leaves, but this was the only one to have raindrops on it.

This is one of several close-up images that I fired off. If you zoom in, you’ll see there’s incredible detail. You can see impurities in the water and the veins in the leaf.

It wasn’t the image I set out to take, but I am pleased with the end result. I hope you like it also.

This being a Sunday, I have added the image to my favourite blogging linky, #MySundayPhoto. It’s hosted by the Photalife blog and is well worth visiting if you want to see some great photography. Just click on the badge below if you’d like to pay it a visit.




26 thoughts on “Raindrops on a leaf”

    1. You know what Sarah, the photo you imagine is rarely the image you get in my experience. This one certainly stood out to me.

  1. Hi Darren, how often does that happen? Rarely do I come home with my planned photo or shopping). The detail in your photo is quite amazing. The water droplets holding their own and the natural beauty of the leaf. I’d be chuffed with a photo like this too.


  2. …. You know when you hit publish and have that feeling that somethings not quite right. That just happened! I’ve called you Darren (just in case you didn’t notice!)! My morning coffee obviously needs more caffeine! Apologies for that.


  3. It really is a fab shot and I love all the cracks in the leaves you can just see behind the water droplets. Autumn is well and truly here (bah bah!)

    1. Thanks Cath. It was the fact the leaf had retained the water that caught my eye. Then I took the close up and was amazed at the detail.

  4. I did exactly the same thing as you apart from not getting my big camera. Thankfully the iPhone did a good job – although not as good as your lovely capture. #MySundayPhoto

    1. Never underestimate the camera phone! I think they can produce great results. I was just lucky to have my DSLR with me.

    1. You never can quite tell when inspiration will strike can you? As I say, I almost missed this but it’s had a great reception.

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