I hope you enjoy these pics.
Technical: I used several different lenses for many of these shots, depending on what I took with me or what shoot I was on. One thing I have come to appreciate more though is the use of my telephoto zoom. I used to use this lense different, but lately I have loved to use it for leaves on trees... or in other words, things that are fairly close to me instead of things far away. I have been experimenting more with it and utilizing the compression effects and out of focus look I can so easily get with it. There was a time I almost sold this thing too. I think it was Galen Rowell that stated the most used lenses in his lineup are a light, fixed wide angle and a telephoto zoom.