Most of these images were photographed with my AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm 1:2.8 G lens. It is a difficult lens to use and I did have the camera on a tripod. I know I will learn to love it when I learn to use it, but right now we have a tepid relationship. Lighting a subject so close has its inherent difficulties, not to mention the extreme DOF that occurs when you are smack on top of a subject, something the lens can actually do well, but not me yet. This time of year is great for closeup photos, because that is where the beauty lies.
The Viburnum was the most colorful participant in the Fall show this year. Last year the Redspire Pear was the one changing its colorful canopy. The berries have been picked clean by the birds, but the leaves pulled vibrancy right into Fall.
Sage is also a bit odd this time of year. It was cut back in July and has been blooming since. And what do we have here? When I was out raking leaves today this is what I find. A little self-seeded petunia. Poor guy, a struggle is ahead.
On November 16th, Word 4 Wednesday is Texture and Pattern. Texture and pattern are everywhere in the landscape, so feel free to add those GBBD and Foliage Followup posts. Link in and join along. My post is typical of a designer and will be posted Tuesday night. It has basics, tips and examples. But feel free to be creative too. Some of the most interesting posts were from those interpreting the W4W word.