Saturday, April 4, 2009

Red Maple

I have two red maple trees at home. One was here when I bought the house, the other I planted myself. Guess which is my favorite?

Red maples, Acer rubrum are named for more than just their bright red fall leaves. In the spring, the flowers, petioles, twigs and seeds all have various amounts of red coloration.

Canon Rebel XSi, 18-55mm IS lens
Close-up mode

ISO 100, F 5.0, 1/640

ISO 200, F 5.6, 1/500

ISO 400, F/13.0, 1/200
click any photo to enlarge

1 comment:

denapple said...

Isn't it fun to take close ups? Particularly if you can turn right around and zoom on a bird in the tree!