Remember my last post for our Sisterhood Stories Circle? I told you that I had just gotten a new lens, a manual macro lens with which I captured some fab blossom photos in our local arboretum. Then I got a little challenged with capturing pictures of water drop photos – you can read about it and see for yourself here -. But I think I got the hang of it now.

So, on Sunday late afternoon, just before sunset, I took a very brief trip back to the arboretum. You know, I just needed to get out of the house and clear my head. And what better way than to walk in the arboretum in some beautiful spring weather?

And look what gorgeousness I found. I have always loved Japanese maple and copper beech or red maple. I guess there is something about the deep red color that I love. I’ll show you why with a few close ups or not so close ups. Again, all taken with the 100 mm macro lens. See for yourself, here are several very different red maple photos: Japanese Maple Behind a curtain of Japanese MapleRed maple against the sunRed maple against the sunVeins @ 100 %Red Maple - textured To see some more wonderful photography please follow this link to Kay, being next in line of our Sisterhood Stories Circle, please check out her fabulous photos at Kay Maguire Photography.

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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