Poinsettia Leaf

It’s been a busy week with images accumulating. For one image I didn’t have far to travel – just a few steps to the front window, where on a table sits the Poinsettia that I bought before Christmas.

_DS78192This is a classic Christmas pot plant with beautiful flame coloured bracts, and lush green leaves. In the early morning this week, the sun has put in brief appearances, and the green leaves have just lit up. Couldn’t resist posting this to brighten your weekend.

There’s also a new Post up on my other blog iSighting. Do take a look at that – the topic is Camera Settings – or more precisely how to avoid shooting with the wrong camera settings. Click here to read more.


About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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24 Responses to Poinsettia Leaf

  1. Brilliant image! (By the way, “pot plant” might mean something different here in the U.S.)

  2. oneowner says:

    Exquisite detail in the shot, Andy. And the poinsettia has a lot of detail to offer, it’s the perfect subject for photography.

    • LensScaper says:

      This was one of those moments when you see every detail in a leaf in extraordinary detail. The difficulty was getting the right POV that didn’t have distracting detail in the background.

  3. Jimi Jones says:

    Love the detail and brilliant color of this shot, Andy. Very nice.

  4. superb Andy…nice to see a bit of colour on these gray days too.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks James – we certainly need some colour at the moment. I was out yesterday and suddenly the sun came out and the landscape was instantly transformed. Sadly I was driving and I didn’t have a camera with me. Fatal mistake!

  5. Meanderer says:

    Lovely detail and colour! How wonderful to see something so lush and verdant at this time of year!

  6. seekraz says:

    Simple and beautiful, Andy.

  7. Len says:

    The details and color in this image are incredible Andy. Proves that you can go out of your front door and get a great image.

  8. Jim Nix says:

    wow, so sharp! nice one Andy!

  9. janina says:

    Love it, andy — detail, colour, closeup. Never looked at a poinsettia leaf like this before; will the next time.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Janina. I don’t think I had ever looked at a Poinsettia leaf quite like that either. It was just catching the early morning light and the veins in the leaves were quite an extraordinary sight.

  10. What an interesting vein pattern, Andy! The lighting here is perfect for it too. Really nice!

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