When images of fall come to mind, the shades found in these leaves are the perfect example of what fall leaves should look like. Each of these leaves show the shades of colour possible in leaves during fall - from a deep red down to a bright yellow. These leaves would have started to change colour from green to these various hues once the weather started to get colder and the trees started to prepare for the winter to come. Eventually leaves fall from the trees and land on the forest floor and are gradually absorbed back into the ecosystem.
Algonquin Provincial Park is a very popular destination to view the changing leaves on the trees as summer changes to fall. The park even plans annual events to draw tourists to see the trees and they provide a timeline of when the peak viewing season can be found. If you come in peak season you will be able to see the most vibrant leaf shades such as these seen here.
The Sugar and Red Maple trees change their leaves between mid-September to mid-October and then a few weeks later the Aspens, Tamaracks, and Red Oaks change their leaves before moving into November when most of the leaves have fallen from the trees. The trees respond to their environment so the peak season can occur earlier or later depending on the weather.
Fall in the forest along the road to Rock Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/9.0, exposure time of 1/50 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 180mm.
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