I did a double take on this leaf before coming back to it and taking a shot. Afterwards as I looked at it I realized that in this instance the background played a very critical role in the mood and feel of this shot. Much more so than the blurred abstracts that litter most of my shots.
I’m going to try and do a little experiment where I take the same subject and compose it a similar way on multiple different backgrounds. Hopefully it will show how the feeling can shift for a subject based on the context rather than the content of the main focus point.
I took this with my 70-200mm lens, shooting at 1/200 and f10, with an ISO of 100.