Autumn Rust Fire in the Sky Aceraceae Acer saccharum Sugar Maple Veedersburg Indiana Americana Collection

Sugar Maple/Acer saccharum – Americana Collection

 

In the last third of this October 2020, Sugar Maple Acer saccharum leaves appear as fire in the sky – details of autumn rust hanging tightly against a hard blue sky.


camera: Nikon D3 | lens: AF Nikkor VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED with Nikon AF-S TC14E III
effective focal length: 420mm | exposure: f/11 – 1/1000th second – ISO 500


Autumn Rust Aceraceae Acer saccharum Sugar Maple Fountain County Veedersburg Indiana Americana Collection

Sugar Maple/Acer saccharum – Americana Collection

One of the signals of a seasonal shift from summer to autumn is the changing colors of deciduous tree leaves. Sugar Maple Acer saccharum is one of the more colorful trees with a mixture of reds, oranges, and yellows. This year, dry Midwest weather is causing many leaves to skip multiple colors and wither from green to autumn rust to brown.


camera: Nikon D3 | lens: AF Nikkor VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED with Nikon AF-S TC14E III
effective focal length: 420mm | exposure: f/4 – 1/500th second – ISO 500