Look closely

These macro shots of sumac leaves were taken along the riverbanks of the South Pond of the Coves area — a branching off from the main flow of the Thames. The Coves area was, “once a meander of the Thames River and is now a series of oxbow ponds.” The area has been designated an Environmentally Significant Area (ESA) by the City of London. We are rich, we Londoners, to have such a wealth of beautiful, natural areas within our city — easily reached by bus, bike, car or walking.

sumac leaf in macro, beginning to turn red

crimsoned

macro shot of green sumac leaf edged with red

Red edged

 

macro shot of sumac leaf, serrated edge just visible in top left corner, tiny mottled spots of yellow and bits of red look like thermal imaging maps

thermal imaging

 

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