Japanese Maple Tree

 Maple Tree Leaves

Japanese maple tree is one of my favorite potted plants in the garden.

The tree’s delicate  leaves start out green and then turn into most incredible shades of purple-red;  the transformation is  a joy to admire and, of course, to photograph.

Trees. Image of Japanese maple tree.

I’m currently trying to conquer my new Canon 70-200 mm F/2.8 lens and, for the first time, I feel the equipment fighting back which took me completely by surprise.  After waiting for over a year to get this monster, I got completely intimidated the very first time I picked it up.  It is HEAVY!  3.28 pound in weight seemed like a bit much for me at first but, after seriously considering returning it,  I decided to suck it up, toughen up and find a way to make it work.

This maple tree image is  the product of my efforts and I have a feeling that it’s just the beginning of a very special relationship.