August 27 - Busiek State Forest

It's still pretty warm and humid around here, and after last week I decided to take it easy and settled for a short hike in Busiek State Forest. (I also had commitments later in the day and didn't want to end up exhausted!) At least there has been some rain as of late, and for the first time in weeks there was actual mud on the trail - a nice change, for once. The woods were full of beauty, today, and this was a great way to start the morning.

I thought these Maple leaves were kind of interesting, and the colors were very saturated since everything was slightly wet. This picture is composed from three vertical images that I stitched together once I returned home. Each image was taken with a special perspective control lens that lets you change the angle of the focal plane. In this image the focal plane falls across the top of the leaves from front to back.

Day Flower - These are quickly becoming one of my favorite flowers.

My camera is probably reflected somewhere inside this droplet, but I've not been able to find it.

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