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As fall advances towards winter the search for color becomes ever more challenging. The image above is of a back-lit sycamore leaf against a pitch black creek bank. The image is all contrast. Had this lone leaf been one of one hundred leaves the image would hold much less appeal to me. The sycamore leaves in Kansas don’t offer up much color in the fall, mostly brown and yellow. But on this morning a single leaf back-lit against a black background seemed electric. The last leaf standing. Hanging. Clinging. Enduring.
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Backgrounds matter. Most of the time you take your wildlife images wherever you find them. However, when possible, give the background as much attention as your primary subject. That may mean maneuvering to a better position or even finding a great background first and waiting or arranging for the subject to show up. Also, getting more of the environment with your critter makes for a more appealing wall hanger.
The leaves are turning here in northeastern Kansas. It is too early to tell just how much color we will get this year. When you're looking for great fall color to photograph remember to look down as much as you look up. You can almost always find great color and detail under foot. Especially along creek banks like this image taken on Indian Creek in Johnson County, KS.