Flight of the Maple Keys

The lacy propellers of the maple keys have always reminded me of insect wings. When I started photographing them with shadows they kind of took on a life of their own with the wings doubling up and the stems turning into little antennae.Β  Sometimes things come together in a way you don’t expect. (Click on the images to enlarge.)

All images Β© Karen McRae

20 thoughts on “Flight of the Maple Keys

  1. Love the lace like “wings”. Think of them as the fall butterflies, harbinger of winter rather than spring. Nice shots Karen!

  2. I love maple keys, I will forever be a boy throwing and watching them spin. I appreciate your study, the austerity and grace. Nicely done.

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