Macro photograph of a full leaf skeleton

Leaf

Macro photograph of a full leaf skeleton.

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I’m surprised that this leaf has remained intact for as long as it has. A year ago I found this leaf in a bag with pinecones, branches, and other large heavy items while we were moving and made a note to myself to photograph its amazing structure before it was destroyed. Then I didn’t see the bag again until just recently, 12 months later, and was amazed the leaf remained mostly untouched.

I am fascinated with the structure of leaves. Especially at this stage when everything is stripped away and all that is left are lines holding everything together. So fragile and beautiful.

© Christopher Johnson

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