In late fall all the leaves are off the trees (well the deciduous trees). The leaves on the ground start to lose their colour as they begin the process of turning back into soil. In Vancouver this all happens a little bit later than in the rest of Canada, so we have a bit more time to photograph them. Here heavy morning dew covers leaves that have fallen several days beforehand.
The lens used was a 55mm Micro-Nikkor at f8 and 1/60s. A very useful accessory used in this picture was a Benbo tripod, it is a very flexible design and is unequalled for close-up nature photographs.