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photoblog image A `confection` of frosted leaves
A `confection` of frosted leaves|

A `confection` of frosted leaves

There is something about these leaves which reminds me of the kind of confectionery we only seem to have over the Christmas period.  The likes of glace fruits, petit fours, jellied sweets, marron glace and candied peel.  Can anyone see where I am coming from? 

Oh, and can I claim a new collective noun?   (:o)

comments (32)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 28 Nov 2007, 00:25
How fun, Roz! Yes, you can claim the word since you have the corner on it in your photos right now! smile
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Ginnie, lol! (:o)

BTW - I was delighted to see the photographs of Astrid. Hope you enjoyed your visit. (:o)
  • mick
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2007, 00:45
amazing colours,just like it.
Rosalyn Sears: (:o) Good! That makes me happy. (:o)
Nice shot Rosalyn. I like the lighting
Rosalyn Sears: Although the sun was up and warm enough to be melting the frost quite quickly, is was that glorious gentle light you get from its low winter angle. Glad you like it, Richard. (:o)
Wonderfully composed with all the divergent lines. The frost sure brings the colour out.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Michael. I am so pleased you like it. (:o)
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Nov 2007, 03:53
Definitely an appropriate new word.
I would gladly suffer cold fingers to make a shot like this, Rosalyn...but it ain't about to happen in Bangkok, unless global warming does something really odd to the weather here.
Rosalyn Sears: Yes, Ray, I can see that we will not be seeing `frosted` photographs in your archives, lol! (:o)
  • Astrid
  • windy cold Netherlands
  • 28 Nov 2007, 07:13
Sure you can Rosalyn, love this picture very much again,the composition is great, BTW my husband is confectioner and is working day and night in this time of year.
Rosalyn Sears: Aha! So that is why Ginnie came to visit! lol! Only joking. It must have been a real treat meeting Ginnie, and I loved seeing the photographs. Glad you like this shot. (:o)
It seems that the ice microcrystals give relief to this photo. I like! (I imagine that to the plant she will not go to him very well as much cold, right?)
Rosalyn Sears: This kind of heavy frost will finish most plants, and put them to sleep for the winter. (:o)
  • Roland
  • France
  • 28 Nov 2007, 08:35
Oh very nice Roz... Every morning, I get up and say "this morning, I go and shot frosted things", but I can't... And I stay under the duvet until 8... and contemplate your's in my warm home with a cup of coffee...
Rosalyn Sears: Ah - so you are not a `morning` person. lol! I wake up very early most mornings. I enjoy the peace and quiet before the demands of the day begin. (:o)
  • Gale
  • Cape of storms
  • 28 Nov 2007, 09:30
Great composition.. love the frosty edges. Great colours.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you for the kind comments, Gale. I am very glad you like it. (:o)
  • Chantal
  • Terheijden - The Netherlands
  • 28 Nov 2007, 09:46
great series this week
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Chantal. It was an opportunity I could not miss. (:o)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Nov 2007, 10:22
It is now getting that infrared filter look. You can have the collective noun if I can take a picture of your early morning stalks in the garden smile
Rosalyn Sears: lol! It is never going to happen - there is a flaw in my camera - it just does not know how to take good pictures of me! lol! (:o)
  • Ann
  • 28 Nov 2007, 10:35
Wonderful colours, like if you had painted this picture !!!
Very nice photo !!! Ann
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, Ann. I liked the colours in this one, too. (:o)
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 28 Nov 2007, 11:55
The colors and the sugar remind me of the marzipan fruits, animals, and such that we have here in Germany. Beautifully done, once again, Roz.
Rosalyn Sears: I am so pleased you can see what I am seeing! Glad you like it. (:o)
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 28 Nov 2007, 12:05
Rosalyn, i like this one best of all. Such lovely colours.
Rosalyn Sears: I think this is the one I like best, too. (:o)
  • Gishan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2007, 12:28
another amazing picture.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Gishan - you are very kind. (:o)
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 28 Nov 2007, 14:07
You really went to town with these frosted leaves, and rightly so. This is another beauty and probably my favorite so far.
Rosalyn Sears: This is my favorite, too, Martin. I had to make the most of the moment, because it is not every autumn that would be so mild that there is still colour and blooms in the garden when the first frost arrive. Glad you like the series. (:o)
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2007, 14:23
copy written to you Roz without a doubt. Great shotsmile
Rosalyn Sears: lol! Thanks, Tracy - glad you like it. (:o)
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2007, 15:12
stunner Roz, all liked up. mal
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, mal! That you like this so much makes me happy. (:o)
There's something very crisp about this shot.
Rosalyn Sears: I thought the frost made the photograph look as though I had gone overboard with the sharpening tool. I liked the effect. (:o)
Eclatant de couleur. Superbe.
Rosalyn Sears: Merci bien, Fabrice. (:o)
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich on a horrible November day
  • 28 Nov 2007, 17:49
This is even better than yesterday's so I'll have to likey this as well.
Rosalyn Sears: I think this is my favorite, Bill. Glad you like it so much, too. (:o)
This has been a great series, Rosalyn. Each day, you've given us a look at the beauty of frosty leaves. They've been simply gorgeous.
Rosalyn Sears: You are so kind, Mary. It was a rare treat, and not something which you would see every year. Usually most of the colour and blooms will have left the garden before the frost begin. I am so pleased you are enjoying it. (:o)
  • Ferdi
  • 28 Nov 2007, 18:23
Awesome colors !!! Amazing shot !
Rosalyn Sears: I liked the colours, too. Pleased you like it. (:o)
Another beautiful composition with colors ! Bravo !
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you so much. (:o)
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 28 Nov 2007, 19:47
lovely frost....looks like its on fire...
Rosalyn Sears: It does! Glad you like it. (:o)
What a sharp picture. I could almost feel the frost... bbbrrrr ! Really lovely colours !
Rosalyn Sears: Glad you like it, Florence. It was quite invigorating out there. (:o)
Confection is the right word here! THh combination of the frosting and the colours makes for a great seasonal image. You should make this one into a Christmas Card for your friends and family. Mike
Rosalyn Sears: That would be fun to do, Michael. Next year I might just do that, if I can gear myself up for Christmas early enough. lol! So pleased you like this one - it was my persona favorite. (:o)
  • Chris
  • Lost in space!
  • 28 Nov 2007, 22:08
Well picked out Rosalyn. Lovely combination of tones & colours. smile
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Chris. This was the one I liked best. (:o)
Brilliant Roz - that is just what I was thinking even before I read your intro - glace fruits. They are dusted with sugar!
Ingrid
Rosalyn Sears: So glad you are seeing what I am seeing, Ingrid. This was my favorite shot. (:o)
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Nov 2007, 23:13
So aptly titled and described. I can see exactly where you are coming from. You make frosty weather fun and gay!
Rosalyn Sears: So glad you like this one - it was my favorite. (:o)
  • Trudie
  • South Africa
  • 2 Dec 2007, 19:13
All of these have been so pretty ... not something we see in South Africa
Rosalyn Sears: Ah, but there are things in South Africa which I am never likely to see here in England. So nice to be able to share such things on Shutterchance. (:o)
  • monika
  • rainy London
  • 2 Dec 2007, 21:27
It's so beautiful! I am speechless...

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