Fairy Forest

On the last day at the lake, we were heading down the path to move the dock ramp up the stairs a bit because the water level rose up too high for where it is now. I saw this teeny weensy teeny tiny oak leaf on the path. I picked it up and put it in the storage tray of the golf cart. I was afraid I'd forget it or it would dry out or something, but it did not. Back up by the house, I found an acorn and a bed of moss. I think the bokeh in the back and the dof transform this to look like a path through a fairy forest instead of just a measly little patch of moss under a holly bush.

I put this in my main album because it is different than my usual photos.


Other shots for this day:
Zebra Swallowtail
http://365project.org/espyetta/album-2/2012-04-08

Abstract from the lake
http://365project.org/espyetta/album-3/2012-04-08
It is perfect. Love all the nice details
posted April 11th, 2012  
This is amazing! It does look like a fairyland!
posted April 11th, 2012  
beautiful detail, gorgeous shot;)
posted April 11th, 2012  
It is beautifully composed and you are right about the fairly path. It would make a great illustration for a story book!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Amazing composition. It's a study in miniature perfection! This could be framed, Mary Beth. FAV!
posted April 11th, 2012  
@karenann Hey Karenann! Thanks for the fav! It is one of my favs....like I said, different for me, had to set it up, which I usually don't do....and it looks like the setting of some of the fantasy books I read like Lord of the Rings or something...
posted April 11th, 2012  
Great composition
posted April 11th, 2012  
what a really pretty setting with moss, acorn and tiny leaf.
posted April 11th, 2012  
Instant fav, MaryBeth - I just love this! It looks like something you would find in a children's book! I don't think I've ever seen an oak leaf so tiny!
posted April 11th, 2012  
I LOVE it, MaryBeth!!! It's magical! Fav!
posted April 11th, 2012  
I'm in love, a FAv!
posted April 11th, 2012  
@httpgeffed Thanks, Colleen. I appreciate your comments. I was at least proud that I have learned something doing this project. At first, I did what I would have done with it last fall/summer....I put it on the rock of my porch, in this super bright sunlight....took a few shots. I did not even have to look in the display to know that was not the right way to shoot an acorn and baby leaf. So then I went hunting for the moss in sunlight. And voila. So I have learned that anyway. Thanks for the fav! Yo
posted April 11th, 2012  
Very sweet.
posted April 11th, 2012  
very pretty and nice focus Mary Beth
posted April 11th, 2012  
Lovely- it does have a magical feel to it. The little leaf is amazing.
posted April 11th, 2012  
Awesome Love it
posted April 11th, 2012  
Very neat. It does have a fairy feeling.
posted April 11th, 2012  
Very nice- really great spotting.
posted April 11th, 2012  
Beautiful capture of this little acorn
posted April 11th, 2012  
All it needs is a bit of fairy dust sprinkled all over :) Love it!
posted April 11th, 2012  
beautifully composed, nice shot
posted April 11th, 2012  
Love this one! FAV for me! :-)
posted April 11th, 2012  
I love this! Great focus and DOF!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Cool tones and focus, love the DoF, great shot.
posted April 11th, 2012  
Great focus, beautiful shot :)
posted April 11th, 2012  
Beautifully composed - great focus and dof!!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Wonderful shot. It does feel magical and look really cute and sweet. 8)
posted April 11th, 2012  
beautiful shot, i like the composition and the subject of your research, good job
posted April 11th, 2012  
great composition set up...such a tiny leaf!!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Magical!!! Very creative imagination and shot! I love "fantasy" shots like this! FAV!!! May I pin it, please?

Thank you for the follow. Have returned the honors. =)
posted April 11th, 2012  
Very beautiful! I love how you put it together.
posted April 11th, 2012  
I adore fairy photos! This was an instant fave for me!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Beautiful POV.
posted April 11th, 2012  
Very fairytale, I love it. Fav xx
posted April 11th, 2012  
Excellent photography, love the acorn and how you presented it with thought. yes it does look like a magical forest.
one more observation, I look at the oak leave on the acorn, that make me think the acorn is as large as a coconut, even though I do know what size it is. But it's a photo I would be pleased to hang on my wall.
posted April 11th, 2012  
oh yes, I like it as my fav MaryBeth.
posted April 11th, 2012  
cute little acorn.
posted April 11th, 2012  
So creative! I love it!
posted April 11th, 2012  
It does look like you made a quick trip to fairyland! I love all the greens and the browns of the acorn too.
posted April 11th, 2012  
Great Eye!
posted April 12th, 2012  
Yes, it does look like a very magical forest floor. Fun to see the acorn and leaf it may one day grown set together. Nice set up.
posted April 12th, 2012  
You went through quite a bit to make this work..nice touch the leaf on the acorn..moss and a path through your imaginary forest. deserves a fav.
posted April 12th, 2012  
great eye, nice set up, very cool fairy land. focus is spot on
posted April 12th, 2012  
this is the most beautiful photograph i've seen in a long time. wonderful set up and great shot, MB.
posted April 12th, 2012  
@summerfield Now I can say "Thanks VIKKI!" Just had to make sure of how you spelled it. I enjoyed reading everyone's name story posted on your photo of the cross stitch!
posted April 12th, 2012  
@espyetta - i think this is on its way to PP!
posted April 12th, 2012  
@summerfield Hey Vikki....It did not show on the PP and I think I am seeing a pattern....because this one got a lot of favs. but I had originally posted it on April 9 or something...saved it for two days so I could post all my three fly pics that day I shot the green fly. I think there is a search engine (or he just looks at it by hand) that picks only those posted for the day they were taken. I have since moved it to see if that changes it...but maybe too late now. I was just curious, as they don't "tell you that" but since the spirit is "p hoto a day" and post it, maybe that is all that can make PP. Jason Daniels volcano one did from several years ago, but the month and day were the same..just in 2009, so slipped by maybe. I found that interesting..... I was just surprised with this many favs this one did go up there, but that is okay. I think the day you took it needs to match the day on the calendar you post it to.
posted April 12th, 2012  
@espyetta - well, in my books it's a popular. i think it should matter only that it was posted and had so many favs and views on a certain day. it's still the most beautiful photo ever!
posted April 13th, 2012  
@summerfield Hey vikki! You are so sweet! Thank you! I got some decent pics today but nothing I am wild about except for as I sat in the outdoor classroom this afternoon, I got a shot of a bird that has moved onto one of the hanainted by students (last year) bird houses! After we painted them last year people said that no bird would live in one but it is! The kids will be excited to see that....they are now in fifth but I will send pic to their teachers. I went to sleep when I got home though...been staying up too late doing 365, haha going to bed but will post the pics tomorrow.yay! Friday will have come at last!
posted April 13th, 2012  
@summerfield I meant to tell you that I know why Ross may have those rules....because someone could go out and shoot 250 great photos in one week and then post, post, post them all year long. They'd get all these PP slots and hog them up from those who are doing the "photo a day thing" which is in the real spirit of the site. So...it makes sense! now that I know, I might decide things a bit differently. Not that being on the PP is that important, but it is fun.
posted April 13th, 2012  
Fav, just awsome.
posted April 14th, 2012  
MaryBeth, you are correct, this is a truly magnificent photograph. Note, I used the word photograph and not picture. I think there is a difference. A photograph is a work of art. I think it is not only a beautiful picture but also a creative and imaginative.

I found your review of PP very informative. You may be on to something. This should have made it. Bunten Park awaits?
posted April 15th, 2012  
@jimwilson Sure! We will meet up at the park soon. Can you go Monday? If you can, and it is not raining, I could meet you at the entrance where my car was this last time at 3:45....can you do that? Oh, and go to see my other album with you and Cassie...did you see me waving and taking the pic when I left?
posted April 15th, 2012  
that tiny little leaf sure goes with your fairy forest title...cute shot!
posted May 21st, 2012  
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