Share Your Backlit Pictures Here....Part 17

Memphis, TN

We just flew in from our last long thread, which can be re-visited here:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1231802/

Some Canna leaves to start us off....

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Memphis, TN

1. Anise Hyssop
2. First Fireball Hibiscus bud this year

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Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

Excellent detail on the canna leaf, very impressive.

Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

this is of a feather, its been edited a bit to enhance detail:

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Memphis, TN

DMersh....WOW! A feather is such an intricate thing but with that subtle lighting behind it, it is a work of art!

Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

Echinopsis "Los Angeles"

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

MissMary - LOVE the Canna leaf....of course I Love all Cannas. Does this one have an Orange flower?

DMersh - Your Balloon Flower on the other page was stunning.....as is your feather!

smashed - Are those flowers from Cactus? Beautiful things.


This is a Back-lit Fawn in a field of some back-lit flowers. The fawn was almost in constant motion and I had to zoom to get a decent shot.

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

The Fawn arrived with relatives that I also got pics of.

Back-lit Antlers......all their fuzz at this time of year! :-))

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Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

Thanks morgan, the Balloon flower was actually by MissMary though! Feather came from a peacock. Amazing picture of the fawn, you were lucky to get so close.

These are Ash leaves (1) and some bracken.

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FU, United States(Zone 9b)

Wow! Morganc, that fawn photo is awesome!!

FU, United States(Zone 9b)

Gorgeous photos everyone!

This photo is of Birch leaves lit-up by the sun...

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Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

Love the fawn picture too, Morgan. And yes it a cactus. Here's the whole plant.

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Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

This is Euphorbia milli "Crown of Thorns"

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Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

Nice shadow of the thorns on the backlit leaf.

Oak leaf and hawthorn leaves:

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Smashed - beautiful flowers....had no idea cactus could look so good.

DMersh - Bracken looks like fern....so cool. And love the leaves.......looks like a human capillary system.

LoveForests - Birch is nice.

My DH has watched me take so many pics for this site I think he got the itch.
Here is his pic......he calls it Side-Lit............

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Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

Agave "Retro choke" in evening sun.

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Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

Great looking agave there, love the way the spines seem to glow red in the sun.

Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

Thanks! Dmersh.

Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Now those are thorns!

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Garlic Chives.
Bee examining the rare visitor to the day lily. In fact the butterfly was not visiting, I had kept it there - it was a juvenile oakblue.

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Memphis, TN

Dinu, that is an exceptional shot of the Day Lily and its admirers! Lovely detail on the bee itself and I like that bee silhouette on the petal!

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Great shots Dinu!

Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

Nice shots everyone! Here's another Agave "Blue Glow"

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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Thanks. I too enjoyed looking at that bee-lily shot, only after uploading it to the PC!

Memphis, TN

1. Backlit Monarch
2. Hardy Hibiscus
3. Fireball Hibiscus

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Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

Stunning picture of the butterfly, couldn't have been easy - they always fly off if I try taking a picture!
Another great Agave picture, that one seems to have no thorns on the leaf edges?

Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

Tey have real sharp jagged edges. If you look at the shadow (lower right) you can see them.

Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

smashed - you keep some nasty looking plants....but they look cool back-lit.

MissMary - GREAT shots.......and I want your seeds.....the reds are magnificent!

Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

Thanks, morganc, DMersh

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Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

Echiveria set oliver, Haworthia, and peanut cactus

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

1. Air Potato Leaves
2. Elephant Ear

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Winter Springs, FL(Zone 9b)

Great photos everyone.

Miss Mary love the Hibiscus bud, and then the open flowers, but that butterfly is a great catch...hard enough to get them sitting still, let alone back lit.

DMersh love all the back-lit leaves, the detail of the each vein is amazing.

Dinu always great shots, saw your shots on the last thread also, really liked the Daylily stamens.

Morgan, that is funny about your husband, mine has been trying to capture butterflies and hummingbirds...but he can't see too well and it can be entertaining watching him. Tell the DH his side-lit photo is nice for me. Love the fawn, how nice to catch that shot, so cute.

smashedcactus I love the agaves and cactus shots...I've always had a thing for succulents...keep them coming.

Senecio plant
Aloe plant
Split leaf Philodendron plant
Brown Anole with throat fan out, one day I'll catch one clear, but they do this push up thing while puffing that throat out.

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Sunkissed - A back-lit Anole with his mating call going on......how cool is that!!!! We have green ones here, and I have pics of them with their throat fan out, but never back-lit! Great shot.


Some Tropicanna Leaves

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Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

Lots of good stuff here, particularly liked the Echeveria, highlighting the fuzziness of the leaves, superb veining on the Elephants Ear and the Philodendron was a real feast for the eyes.
'Light' has been in short supply here in Scotland lately, very gloomy overcast weather so no more backlit offerings from me yet!

Just looked at the Tropicanna leaves, they're an excellent bit of backlighting also.

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

June gloom will give way to summer sun soon DMersh.........but it makes for lovely photos!

Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Tropical Sunset Canna bloom

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Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

Hen and Chicks,and Echinopsis bloom

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

smashed - I love how all the fuzz stands out!

Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

Finally had a sunny day here, see the difference between last Saturdays picture of Loch Turret!
Backlit Dock leaf, Dock is always good for backlighting.
Another view of the loch, loking into sun late afternoon

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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

DMersh, your leaf shots are so lovely!

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