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Jolie lumière qui passe au travers des feuilles.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Martine
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Sep 2019, 00:37
Beautifully simple...simply beautiful.
Bill Phillips: I am delighted you think so Ray
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Sep 2019, 05:58
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Philine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Sep 2019, 06:21
Leaves are generally speaking broad, flat, and thin: these features allow them to intercept light for photosynthesis and allow gases to enter or leave the leaf easily. The flat surface of the leaf is termed the leaf blade or lamina, as seen to the left. The top surface (or adaxial surface) of the leaf is often very different from the lower (or abaxial) surface. For example the lower surface may be hairy, or a different colour, or the veins of the leaves may be more obvious. The leaf is usually joined to the stem of a plant by a stalk; this is called the petiole. The angle that the petiole makes with the stem of the plant is termed the leaf axil. The tip of the leaf is sometimes referred to as the apex of the leaf. I hope this helps you
Bill Phillips: The green colour is chlorophyl. Chlorophyll (also chlorophyl) is any of several related green pigments found in the mesosomes of cyanobacteria, as well as in the chloroplasts of algae and plants.[1] Its name is derived from the Greek words χλωρός, khloros ("pale green"wink and φύλλον, phyllon ("leaf"wink. Chlorophyll is essential in photosynthesis, allowing plants to absorb energy from light.

Chlorophylls absorb light most strongly in the blue portion of the electromagnetic spectrum as well as the red portion. Conversely, it is a poor absorber of green and near-green portions of the spectrum, which it reflects, producing the green color of chlorophyll-containing tissues. Two types of chlorophyll exist in the photosystems of green plants: chlorophyll a and b.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 6 Sep 2019, 07:46
This would make an excellent year-long series.
Bill Phillips: This particular leafage or leafage in general?
I agree with Chad about the potential opportunity for a longer series. But only with one proviso ... that the two Phillips boys don’t write extensive pretentious waffle that would eventually bore the pants off everybody.
Bill Phillips: I tend to leave that to you comrade grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Sep 2019, 09:45
Looks very spring-like. We now have spring and I see lots of this light green (khloros) leaves around my house.
Bill Phillips: We are sliding rapidly into autumn!
I really like this shot Bill, seeing all the detail of the leaf.......beautiful smile
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Martin
The very best way to take leaf shots IMHO.
Bill Phillips: I am happy to agree Mry
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Sep 2019, 15:10
A lovely capture of the light by the leaves.

I like your and Chris’ biology lesson for the day smile
Bill Phillips: I can't believe I ever passed A level Botany.....
You done well with this Bill, I suspect it is more or less straight out of the camera.
Bill Phillips: Well by my standards yes
They are always tempting subjects. You and Chris obviously have too much time on your hands...You should both get a hobby. smile
Bill Phillips: And there are plenty to chose from and they don't have image rights.

I sometimes think I had more time when I was working grin
So lovely, Bill! Love that back lighting!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 14 Sep 2019, 19:15
a stunning image
Bill Phillips: Thank you!

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