This red Maple Leaf is the symbol at the center of Canada's flag. It is also an indication that fall has arrived. When the leaves turn these vibrant fall colours many people like to take pictures of the changing landscape as it is so beautiful. The road to Rock Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park is a perfect location in Ontario to see the fall leaves in September (and October depending on how quickly the season progresses).
The red maple leaf, whether on a tree or on the Canadian flag, is a proud symbol of Canada and was adopted by French Canadian settlers in the early 1700s. As time went on, and people grew to recognize the maple leaf as a Canadian symbol, it became synonymous with the Canadian people and was officially added to the Canadian coat of arms in 1921.
Fall is such a popular time for visitors to Algonquin Provincial Park, that the park officials have set up a Facebook page and a forum for people to share their fall photos from the park and admire each others. They also keep track of when the leaves changing reach peak time, often in early to mid October. As the leaves reach peak change, a burst of reds, oranges, and yellows can be seen on most of the trees throughout the park.
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/8.0, exposure time of 1/20 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 180mm.
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