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Autumn Ethereal by alexandre-deschaumes Autumn Ethereal by alexandre-deschaumes
The golden autumn leaf, the drops in the morning dew reflecting autumn colors. the leaf is on a rock wich has been slightly darkened after .. All is natural ,thanks for your comments

Thanks for all the comments !!

Samples from my Autumn Work :

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Wow, this is absolutely stunning! I love how the light is reflected and enhanced by the water droplets on the leaf, it's incredibly beautiful. To be honest with you I'm not sure what to critique, but I'll do my best.

This is an unbelievably beautiful picture, and I think that finding moments such as this is something that all photographers are yearning to do. Finding something magical and then sustaining it through photography really sustains a connection between the picture and the viewer, and that is something that is really significant about this capture.

It looks effortless, I must admit. Like you saw this glowing leaf sitting on the ground, bent down and snapped a picture. But I suspect that it was bit more complicated than that. Those water droplets would only have refracted that light at a specific angle, at least, it wouldn't have been so beautiful any other way. The colour (yes, I'm Canadian, eh?) is really impressive because the actual colour of the leaf is more muted than the water droplets. There are so many little details to this that I just want to stare at it for hours.

All of the droplets look good, but I think I should mention that the best ones are the ones that you can see the magnified detail through, not the ones that are so glowing that they're just beads of light. I really like the droplets that have a focal point of light, and it kind of resembles a flare inside the little drop of water. The leaf is really enhanced by its surroundings because the darkness simply draws more attention to the light.

This is absolutely beautiful, and I think that's kind of obvious because you're nearing on 100,000 views on this deviation. :thumbsup: You totally deserve it.
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How to describe this photo other than to say breath taking! The shadows of the rock add to the brilliance of the reflection of light on the water droplets. The impression of the leaf because of the light reflection make it seem metallic. The differences between, the copper, gold, bronze, silver, brown, black, yellow, and white seem to melt together as in a melting pot. It is as if this whole object was poured into a mold with hot metal, yet the silver/white areas almost give it the appearance of ice.

The droplets give magnification to the smaller details of the veins of the leaf. It gives the whole leaf more perspective by the different sizes of water droplets, especially since they didn't combine.

This photo is just so totally awesome, the balance is perfect. It is a very beautiful shot.
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NicolinaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Photographer
mistakeablyme Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The leaf looks to be copper due to the lighting and the water droplets. This is absolutely gorgeous.
alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Professional Photographer
serenawarren14 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  New Deviant
this is really pretty! nice job! Clap 
InsanelyCute Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Words fail me... Heart ++fav !
funnyfinger Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Thank you for adding your beautiful work to the gallery of :icon1018-plus-artist: [10810-plus-artist] group :)
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so beautiful i return to it.
Amartin913 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, beautiful
Gwenchen93 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... love the warm colors in the drops. :3
ansdesign Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your art is featured overhere:
julchennova Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
looks like honey =)
BasilCallahan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really, really good! :-)
Poldidrache Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
So beautiful. The water looks like amber! :3
WildMysticSong Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, it just goes to show that Mother Nature is the best artist out of all of us, huh.  But, your talent definitely shows here, lovely.  
VeritablyV Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Juicy amber gems like gold
An awesome sight to behold
I could just look this leaf all day
I am that totally blown away!
XxParanoidAndroidxX Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
just wow! That lighting is amazing!! 
DeviantFotografer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Photographer
It looks like pure gold... I am blown away!!!! only minor critique is that it is mostly centered, but overall A++ work.....can't wait to see more this coming fall!!!!!
joshuatree1967 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
wasteland89 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Photographer
SwimTheMoon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
This is amazing as is all of your work!
LateNightMasquerade Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Photographer
The detail in this picture is amazing! I love how I can see each individual raindrop clearly. Beautiful work.
BeingInspired Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazingly beautiful:love: 
meles11 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
sevenxlives Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
something of real damn beautiful.
sorry for the cussing. X'D
great snapshot. =3
Asieana Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Wonderful : D 
vanessa-lim Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Such a wonderful shot!!!
AngelicArt13 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Absolutely incredible!
AnaArtAM Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013   Digital Artist
great, I share it in my new page…
PixieAndHerPixels Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning! 
Flyby501 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't get over how perfectly the drops of water are precisely on the leaf.
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Literally drops of gold.
lucium55 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Amazing shot, man!!!
SilentArtist08 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Photographer
I have featured this fantastic work of art HERE!

Im also having an Autumn theme contest!
If you would  like to enter a piece of art, become a judge, or donate a prize send me a message :)
Please share with your friends!

Have a great day and keep using your amazing talent! <3
HollowSunsets Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
This is beautiful! It's hard to believe that this is a real picture, and this was a real moment, captured in time.
Makes me wonder about all of the beautiful things that I am missing, just outside of my door.
fotografka Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :)
Your wonderful photo has been feature here:… :huggle:
sillystorm28 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
risovalki Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
CORPSE-CANDY Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty :D
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Dewdrops are nature's jewelry!  I love this photo! :iconautumnplz:
fhealer Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had finally hit rock bottom I was able to regain my independence using this these days im making my way to the top take a look at what I mean
looksharp Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had tried everything this came at perfect timing for me this filled a void in my life you would excell at this
Raincen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I kept telling myself things would get better my expectations were more than exceeded this is proof that miracles do exist seriously consider this
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March 29, 2008
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389 KB


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Shutter Speed
1/3 second
Focal Length
214 mm
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Date Taken
Oct 16, 2005, 11:38:19 AM