Was surfing around for some sample pictures on the camera I am planning to buy -- Panasonic Lumix FZ7, and I found a wonderful site filled with beautifully crafted pics by this guy named Jose Mata.
It shows this pic of a fallen leaf, which signifies the end of autumn. Such harmony colors, with good control of shadows and lightings.
Jose Mata took this picture with a simple semi pro FZ7 with no extra techniques or special lense. To me, it once again shows it doesn't take much to be a great photographer, but a creative sharp eyes.
More pictures from him here: