I found this leaf and was stunned by its beauty. The whole truth of the story is that I used it in one of my favourite photos – the one with the glass ball and didn’t really want to let it go. Eventually I laid it down lovingly, then walked away, never to see it again, but then I felt the need to turn back and take a photo of it on its own. The colours are beautiful: So realistic. The bright colours contrast with the rest of the leaves around it which are brown and crisp. The leaf is well focused and you can see all of the ridges and veins clearly, the texture is realistic too.