Is this a composite: No
Bryan, this is well seen. The color coordination works very well and the maple leaf is in great shape for having fallen and is well placed in the frame. I’m grinning over the single pine needle and how it contrasts with the rest of the view.
Thanks for the kind comments. I just had to stop and take this picture even though I was out with my Father, who is an avid birder, looking for Prothonotary warbler which is extremely rare in southern Ontario, Canada. I’ve been working more on shooting whatever catches my eye especially during all of the travel restrictions.
This is great. The little details really make it - the pine needles, the water drop, and the way the leaf is partially submerged on the right.