Montana Outdoors

January 23, 2010

Winter leaves

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Winter — Tags: , , , , — montucky @ 8:45 pm

Winter leaves

Leaves and ice and sky.


  1. that is a really nice shot. i love how the subject stands out. somewhat stark maybe, but I really like it.


    Comment by silken — January 23, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

    • Stark it is, and cold. The background is simply the winter sky.


      Comment by montucky — January 23, 2010 @ 10:14 pm

  2. Amazing detail – and I guess I’m the odd one – I don’t think it’s stark at all.


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — January 23, 2010 @ 10:50 pm

    • I guess I’m starting to think about spring, Stacey. The winter sky today was dark at times.


      Comment by montucky — January 24, 2010 @ 12:09 am

  3. I like the ice!


    Comment by Candace — January 23, 2010 @ 10:53 pm

    • That’s from a light snow we had a last night that melted today. I liked the way the curl of the leaf channeled the drops down to the tip.


      Comment by montucky — January 24, 2010 @ 12:12 am

  4. Simple and striking! Love the drop of ice.


    Comment by kateri — January 24, 2010 @ 12:15 am

    • Thanks Kateri. It was the ice that caught my attention.


      Comment by montucky — January 24, 2010 @ 1:25 am

  5. Love the spare composition – very pretty!


    Comment by Adam R. Paul — January 24, 2010 @ 10:45 am

  6. Wonderful view of a drip stopped almost in mid air. It is amazing how you noticed this small wonder amidst everything else.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — January 24, 2010 @ 11:15 am

    • Thanks scienceguy, I was looking closely at what looked like new growth on some willows and noticed the drop of ice.


      Comment by montucky — January 24, 2010 @ 5:50 pm

  7. Gorgeous, simple and striking with the frozen drop of ice. 🙂


    Comment by Anna Surface — January 24, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

  8. That sky is SO grey!


    Comment by Bo Mackison — January 24, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

    • It was quite dark for awhile that day, Bo; the usual cause of cabin fever 🙂


      Comment by montucky — January 24, 2010 @ 5:52 pm

  9. When most think of winter what comes to mind is gray and white… gloomy and dark, but there is beautiful color in the winter days! Very beautiful capture of some of that color!


    Comment by kcjewel — January 24, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    • Thanks Jewel. Because of the early cold spell we missed much of the fall color and many leaves, like these, just froze to the limbs. The good news is that they have retained some of the color through the winter.


      Comment by montucky — January 24, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

  10. This captures the feeling of a long winter! Here’s to Spring!


    Comment by Maureen — January 24, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

    • Yes, here’s to spring! I have noticed the past few days one or two pussy willows trying to break out, and there’s an aspen just up the road that is putting out buds. Seems a little early to me, but they’ve been doing their thing for thousands of years, so what do I know!


      Comment by montucky — January 24, 2010 @ 9:30 pm

  11. Really like that one. Plenty to get lost in – for such a simple composition.


    Comment by DaveABirding — January 25, 2010 @ 8:22 am

  12. Again you are showing us detail that we’d have walked right by. What an “eye” you have for a photo!


    Comment by Cedar — January 25, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    • Thanks Cedar. I just happened upon this while looking at new snow on some other bushes and thought it was pretty.


      Comment by montucky — January 25, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

  13. Very nice the frozen drip is a neat touch, wonderful shot Terry !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — January 25, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

  14. Terry! Nice sharp bold colors on something we might generally just walk on by. A simple dead leaf with a drip of ice funneled off the leaf. Simplicity. That ice droplet really makes the photo pop! Taking the photo against that background really showcases the subject. Great contrast, color, composition and lighting. Nice find and shot.


    Comment by Iona — January 25, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

    • Thanks Iona! I’m glad that you and others like many of the things that I love so much about the outdoor world!


      Comment by montucky — January 25, 2010 @ 10:23 pm

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