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Thursday, 16 October 2008

Autumnal Colours

The colours of the leaves are defined by many factors (temperature, light, humidity, etc). The three most common pigments in leaves are:

Chlorophyll (greens)
Carotenoid (yellows, oranges and browns)
Anthocyanins (reds)

I'm not going to elaborate here because it is a really complex subject but if you are after more information Wikipedia has a good article about the colours of leaves.

7 comments:

Migs CFL fan said...

Fantastic colors, Thanks for sharing!

Cheers

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Professor said...

These are so lovely- I want to go down the road and see what's next around the bend... and it seems to be a touch of purple maybe????

GeneMarine said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year. Although we don't have the vibrant colors of the New England sugar maples,we have a few liquid ambers to remind us of the season. Nice photo of a meandering lane.

Gramma Ann said...

What a lovely fall picture. I love the fall season, it is so beautiful.

John said...

Hi Rose, You have great eye for colour A beautiful photograph. Keep them comming

jill said...

Looks like a lovely country lane. Autumn is a wonderful time.

Petrea said...

I'm catching up on your photos, Rose, and I notice Canterbury has a lot of red! What a lovely town.