I took some brighter, happier shots today, of forsythia and daffodils (see Flickr on the right side of the page), but for some reason this one, of the tiny leaves of a bush starting to unfurl, spoke to me more. I used a long zoom lens to take the photo, along with a wide open aperture, which accounts for the insanely shallow depth of field. The other branches are only 2-3 inches away, but because of the DOF, they look miles away.
Canon 5D Mark II
300mm - ISO 200