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Autumn Leaves Leaves contain pigments that give them their color. During autumn, deciduous trees stop making the green chlorophyll pigment. Chlorophyll masks the other pigments present in the leaves, so when it breaks down in the autumn, we get to see the other pigments that cause the red (anthocyanins), orange (carotenoids), and yellow (xanthophyll)! Fall,Geotagged,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Autumn Leaves

Leaves contain pigments that give them their color. During autumn, deciduous trees stop making the green chlorophyll pigment. Chlorophyll masks the other pigments present in the leaves, so when it breaks down in the autumn, we get to see the other pigments that cause the red (anthocyanins), orange (carotenoids), and yellow (xanthophyll)!

    comments (4)

  1. There's no denying the beauty of autumn (sorry....fall!). What a gorgeous composition this is. Posted one year ago
    1. Yes! Lol, I prefer "autumn" over "fall". Posted one year ago
  2. You have artistic talents Christine Posted one year ago
    1. Aww, thanks Ernst <3 Posted one year ago

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Uploaded Nov 6, 2018. Captured Oct 28, 2018 11:07 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm