Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fig leaf shadows

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I was shooting into the setting sun to catch this shadow on a fig leaf cast by a neighboring leaf.

This was in June so the little figs you see on top are bigger now.
Or at least those figs that have not been eaten by birds, bats, worms, jackals, or hikers.
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Don't you love the delicate pattern of veins (seen when the photo is enlarged)?
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A post for Summer Stock Sunday and Shadow Shot Sunday.
Bon dimanche, a good Sunday to you all.
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20 comments:

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Reminds me of 1 Kings 4:25: "And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon." (Maybe predators were few and far between in those days!)

bj said...

A very beautiful shadow shot.
Mine is so silly this week, I am tempted to remove it...noooo, on second thought, I was just in a playful mood and that's....ok.
xo bj

Leif Hagen said...

Leaves, leaves, leaves! I just came in from trimming our big birch tree!
Regards from Leif, not Leaf
(Leif rhymes with safe)

Spiderdama said...

Yes, delicious. But it sounds a little scary with all those animals that eat the fruit.

Twiggy said...

That's pretty shadows!

Irina said...

Nature's variety and reasonableness amazes me so much.

rickismom said...

I reached you through Shadow Shot Sunday. I also live in Israel....

VP said...

Interesting image and thoughts.
Nowadays a lot of people are hiding behind leaves like these.

ρομπερτ said...

a wonderful mean to measure summer indeed. there's one growing in me backyard.

please have a good sunday.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful leaves, and I do indeed love the delicate pattern of veins when the photo is enlarged. Very, very nicely done, Dina.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

It is interesting to observe the more sharply defined leaf shapes of that fig tree compared to the one in my garden...I suppose there are countless shapes for the different kinds of figs. I always love how they glow in the sunlight...and yes, that amazing network of veining!

Arija said...

I love the at least four different greens depending on how much light is filtered through the leaves. The colours just jump out at you when you enlarge it.

Robin said...

Lovely and lush looking. Our figs usually ripen while we're away each summer so the birds get most of them. The few we do get are delicious though.

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twobarkingdogs said...

wonderfuly shadows!

I haven't been by your blog in ages .. sorry about that!

Tamera said...

Yes, a very nice detail shot!

Fran said...

Lovely! Peace and good to you!
Shalom and L'hitraot!

Hels said...

Figs are proof that god exists :) And the figs' leaves are also beautiful to look at.

spacedlaw said...

I love the smell!

John McElveen said...

Dina-- I LOVE everything about this pic! We have very similar tastes! GREAT JOB & Thanks!

John