Perfect Imperfection (I)

Challenge #1 in the Perfect Imperfection series. Hosted by CJ Lan.
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"Some beautiful things are more impressive when left imperfect than when too highly finished." Life is not about finding a perfect life cycle, it is about seeing an imperfect life cycle perfectly. Show us a picture to illustrate/demonstrate that concept/philosophy.
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Leaf and Ferns
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The new leaves are perfect, and the fractal geometry of the ferns perplexes us with its complexity; and yet it is the dying leaf, with its rich colors and blemishes, that has blossomed into eye-catching beauty...
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Submitted: Sunday, 19th June, 2011 11:38 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 20th February, 2011
Focal length: 20 mm
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 125
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