Well, I have often seen beautiful nature all around me but still haven't succeeded in photographing it so that I could get the best of it in the photo. So, it's very modest to say it's a simple shot Not everyone could have caught the moment like you have done.
It's a great shot and I also like shooting forest photos myself.
Catching the moment pretty much sums it up. It's often hard to be fully in control taking pictures. Forests are a great place to practice control and photography in general, because of how calm they are and you can get away with sitting on the ground and taking pics of one flower/tree for 10 minutes. That's the kind of attention I'd like to photograph with in the streets (and not be stared at funnily).
Cars are good for this sort of thing, but when someone figures out you're photographing from inside your car, they'll surely freak out... That's why I'm sometimes thinking of buying a small pocket-size camera with a larger (4-6x) zoom just for those surprise street captures.
Well, with enough sensor sensitivity and a decent optical zoom, to me, it would be perfect for spontaneous events. Big DSLRs I don't use at all.. they're superior and all, it's just that my point and shoot + photoshop already do almost everything I need right now. But it's still too large for a pocket.
Well, Spring usually comes late to these here parts, sadly definitely not in March. I'm pretty sure these are old leaves hanging on thanks to mild winds and humidity. Plenty of them hang around like that, especially since the winter has been much warmer than usuall.
And terrible (for this region) 35 Celsius heat waves in the summer. It is strange, it's the second year in a row with messed up weather like that. "Normally" winters here sometimes bring severe -20 or -25 temperatures, which would make anything fall off trees.