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