What a great use of colours in this backlit shot of a Japanese Maple (by Redroom Studios, taken in Niagara Falls, Canada)!  Did you know the first known Japanese maple to arrive in North America was in 1862, and was planted in Long Island, NY.

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photo credit: Redroom Studios (‘shopped saturation)

Did you know Flickr is truly awesome? Where else on the interwebs can you enjoy high quality photos like this?? This amazing photo of a Japanese lace leaf maple tree was taken by Chodie89 in Portland, Oregon, USA. This could be the most beautiful tree on earth!! Love the original title of the photo: “Ridiculously Photogenic Tree”. Thanks for sharing! (To best enjoy this photo, use your PC to see in its full HD glory!)


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photo credit: Chodie89 (unshopped!)


These are the leaves close up