20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Raindrops reflecting yellow leaves on a rose-tinted stem

Two single drops of rain dangling from a stem appear to be eyeglasses with rose-tinted frames. The bushes brillant late-fall yellow-hued leaves are reflected in the raindrops and highlight the background. The reflections of the pink twigs create the image of bifocal lines on lenses, while the "eyes" avoid your gaze.

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Date Taken: 11.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Walla Walla, Washington, United States of America
Copyright: © Kathy McConnell