This silver birch found life on one of the steps of discarded slate next to the Hodge Close quarry. The dappled light provides a lovely backdrop and the circle of light dropping on the base of the birch really added to the ethereal feel to this image.

The technical bit:
Location - Holme Fell, Cumbria
Camera - Nikon D800
Lens - Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Aperture - f2.8
Exposure - 1/200 second
ISO - 200