These leaves of the dillenia suffruticosa (or Simpoh air) are native to the Malayan Peninsula (with Singapore at its southern most tip). There were lots of them in abundance when we visited the Southern Ridges over the weekend. What we found interesting was the attractive golden green glow of the newly forming leaves, which made a nice, contrasty photographic subject compared to the surrounding green of the larger leaves.

Canon EOS 7D : f/9.0, 1/320 sec, 172 mm, ISO 400.
Category: Macro and NatureWednesday, 13 Jan 2010 11:03 pm