Ganesh, Arati, Raj and others, Agree with you all on bit extra contrast or dodging / darkness on leaves. I was experimenting with High key and wanted to present two tone image here. Looks like my eyes got tired or burnt out last night before I could arrive pleasent tone here
As RD rightly said there is variation in exposure on each of the leave and hence I wanted bring the uniform tone in them. I will post variations soon.
Arati, I made two exposures. other one with 180 degree upside down turn. I took reference of one or two leave for the second exposure and landed with closure to symmetry. Two center leaves close to each other.
Madhav, Yes it was hand held and as I said above I took reference of some leaf for the second shot.