I am amazed at the loss of color when I take these snapshots of my watercolor paintings. The vibrant color is lost and there does not seem to be much I can do in Adobe Photoshop to enhance it. I am using my Canon G6 to take the picture. I will go and read more on the photography end and see if I can make things better. This leaf was found in Auburn, AL. I have a leaf press that I have put my collection in and got a book called Fallen Leaves by Louise Kollenbaum. It has sections where you can keep your leaves after pressing.
I finished the leaf today after working on it for hours at the beach during Thanksgiving.