I’m not usually into nature photography—I like taking pictures of people best—but twice a year, I’m happy to grab my prime micro lens and say “hi” to mother nature—in the spring for the Ottawa Tulips Festival and in the fall to take pictures of the stunning fall foliage colours.

We are lucky to live in Eastern Canada because this dazzling display of fall is a fairly regional phenomenon. There is a scientific explanation for this natural process: as it gets colder, trees stop synthesizing chlorophyll in their leaves and nutrients from the old leaves are stored for the winter in the tree’s trunks, stems and roots. Meanwhile, the leaves reveal their brilliant underlying colours, from a deep yellow to a bright red.

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  1. Isa October 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Well, you should do nature photography more often because those pictures are gorgeous!

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    1. Zhu November 1, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      😉 Thank you!

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  2. Margyle October 31, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Beauty shots of the leaves! Makes me sad to think they’re gone oh so soon…

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    1. Zhu November 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      Yep, all blown away by Sandy now!

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  3. Lily October 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Indeed, really nice photos! I love fall in Canada. It’s warm and colourful.

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    1. Zhu November 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      We are so lucky! I hated fall in France, so grey and damp.

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  4. barb November 1, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Hi Zhu,

    Very lovely colors!! I think that you were inspired, as many of us who photograph nature.
    It is good to learn and try other photography types. I really enjoy nature photograph. For me, a challenge is to photograph people in the city!

    Have a nice day.
    X

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    1. Zhu November 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      I started with travel photography, with a focus on people, so that’s more natural than nature photography to me.

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