Wet Leaves

Discussion in 'Nature' started by TonyTurley, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    I went on an 11 mile hike through a local State Forest yesterday. It was muggy, wet, and very foggy when I started, which progressed to a steady rain for several miles, and my last few miles were under a mostly clear blue sky with bright sun and white puffy clouds. It was amazing to see how fast the thick fog burned away. I took a lot of photos, and here is a series of wet leaves. 5R + MC Rokkor-PF 58/1.4. A couple were taken at f/1.4 just see how they would look wide open, but most were at f/4 or f/5.6.

    Tony

    Witch Hazel
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    Yellow Poplar
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    Umbrella Magnolia
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    Wild Hydrangea growing among Blackberry bushes
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    American Sycamore
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    Blackgum
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    Sassafras
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    Sourwood
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    A couple of Pines, but I'm uncertain which species
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  2. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Sourwood is interesting
     
  3. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Indeed. Old time woodsmen were said to chew the leaves for hydration. I've done it from time to time, but you really don't want to do it too much . . . they have a mild laxative effect on some people. :) The leaves taste like lemon, hence the name.

    Tony
     
  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    #1 is my favorite! ;)
     
  5. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    William
    Thanks Tony...interesting info regarding the Sourwood.
    I like the Witch Hazel shot the best!

    Thanks for sharing :)
     
  6. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks guys. #1 is my favorite, too.

    Tony