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Share your backlit pictures, Part 18

Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

New thread for the backlit pictures, following on from part 17 which had gotten a little long;

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1263743/

Well done everyone for all the great pictures shared in part 17.

I'll start off with this shot of yellowing beech leaves, which give some of the best autumn leaf colours:

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

DMersh - so beautiful.

Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

Thanks, the leaf colours are really good at the moment, especially in the sun.

Decaying leaf, bench by the River Earn, stream running down to the river

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

DMersh - I love all the fall color.....just not the winter after...LOL. You have such a good eye for taking pics, theses 3 are just lovely. The leaf looks like it's decaying pixel by pixel.

Here is some from our New England trip.

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Talihina, OK

Alone fisherman at Lake Nahiyaya near Clayton Ok very early in the morning..

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Ooh, I love something unusual, grits. Nice shot.

Memphis, TN

Wonderful, wonderful! These are so nice!

How about some backlit ferns?

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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

DMersh,
I love that shot of the decaying leaf. The pattern looks like agriculture fields from an airplane! And I really liked the opening picture. Thanks for opening this new series. As for me, there are no new pictures taken.

Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

My Schlumbergera starting to bloom

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

You know Smashed - even though Cactus are not my plants of choice, I have to admit they do have some stunning flowers.

Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

They sure do. I like most of them for their looks, the flowers are an added bonus. This picture is more backlit, but I like the other one better.

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

I had some fun with a few bees and butterflies the other day.

Dahlia with Admiral(?) Butterfly

Orange Cosmos with Bee hovering

Orange Cosmos with Orange Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly on Yellow Cosmos



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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Beautiful views morganc.

Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Thank you Dinu. You do know this is all your fault.....I see back lit everywhere now!
It's like looking for the glow within everything.

Cosmos
Geraniums

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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Aaah, yes morganc. I'm glad if my faults are useful to mankind........ and soul-soothing!
The same cosmoses grew in my garden. Not anymore. No volunteers grew this season. Did not save seeds. They spread everywhere if left.
I post an unattractive photo of moon flower taken this evening.

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Moonflowers are NOT unattractive.....nor are your pics.

I have lots of seed for Cosmos, Dinu, would you like some?

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Thanks morgan. The moonflowers above are actually back lit, but it is not very evident from the pictures! It is not glowing! But I appreciate your glowing tribute!

Cosmos seeds? May be yes, but there is not much I can send you at this moment. Do you have the pink variety?

Memphis, TN

Some backlit Autumn colors at Shelby Farms

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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

We don't get to see such beauty even in autumn here.
I have to content myself with these:
See pic of football lily leaves ready to dry up for the winter and go dormant.

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

HMM - how lucky you are to see such beauty every year. Take lots of pics!

I am wishing all my back lit buddies a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Our yard is filled with Butterflies and Cosmos....that occasionally come together.

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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Hydrangea this evening.

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Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

Good autumn colours Dinu and HMM, very good lighting on the cosmos, morganc.
I've not done much backlighting recently but took this of a farm gate in low afternoon sun. Days are very short here now in the north.

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Nice shot DMersh - you live on a farm???

Dinu - What a glorious color for Hydranga.....never seen one that shade before.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

The day is an hour shorter here too.
That hydrangea can be bluish also, but that depends on nutrition to it - I forgot the particular element that makes it blue.

Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

No I don't live on a farm, took that out on a walk.

This is a holly leaf I picked up other day while walking the dog, thought I'd do one of those torchlit pictures of it.

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Talihina, OK

Dinu the color shift in Hydrangas is generally caused by the Ph balance of the soil I think the pink is caused by Alkalinity ..Now mind you I said GENERALLY

Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

DMersh - How beautiful to see REAL holly. We've been decorating for Christmas and of course it's all fake.

Dinu - I believe grits is right, it is alkalinity in the soil that changes the color. But I've always seen medium blue or pink.....not that real light pink of yours.


We do have some color here in Texas.....

Pink Crape Myrtle
White Crape Myrtle....trunk is cool looking in winter.
Shantung Maple

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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

grits and morgan, now I recollect it - pH factor for the blue. May be it was right for the blue when I took this shot before.

Want to see a backlit katydid, pic took this morning.

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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Esp. morganc will like these!

A thunbergia, an Impatiens and leaves of Aechmea gamosepala plants. All taken today.

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Dinu - is that blue flower the very same plant as the light pink? If so, AWESOME.....like getting two plants for one. I LOVE the Thunbergia, wonder if they'd grow here in our fierce heat? Impatiens usually croak during our summer unless in full shade. Nice shots Dinu. How do you get the black background?

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Forgot to send the pics.......we are still enjoying all the butterflies on their migratory journey.

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Memphis, TN

Still enjoying Fall here --

1. Crape Myrtle leaves
2. Ginkgo tree

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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Mary, nice two shots!
Morganc, thanks. Those two are different flowers and I've mentioned. The black b/g is from the shade my house was forming with the wall. It was the shadow part of the wall and the sun was round the corner. With just 1/200 and f 5.6, I got it. I've only increased only a bit of shadow in Picasa to it only to bring out the pink of the flower nearly right.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

I took a few more this morning before leaving for work.

1. Same flower posted yesterday. But different settings. See b/g.
2. Forgot its name.. edible and aromatic.
3. A portion of jasmine plant, sun was on opposite.
4. Same portion of jasmine plant, from the opposite side, sun behind my back.
5. A plant's flower growing in my pond.

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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

1. An edible legume we are growing now.
2. Grandpa Otts seedpods hanging on my arch.
3. Dendrobium.
4. Same, but just changed settings to show b/g, which is a shade net. Have shown s/speed on the image itself.
5. New nylon threads on my bicycle bell wind chime!

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Winter Springs, FL(Zone 9b)

Wonderful photos everybody, I'm a bit behind and took me a bit to go through them all. I love the fall foliage shots, and the butterfly shots. The holly leaf is really stunning.

Dinu I saw your message on the other board and understand now how to start a new thread if I need to. I like your bike bell wind-chime, bet it has a nice tinkling to it.

November was busy for me, went camping again for a week during the month, I'll need to look through my photos and see if I took any nice back lit photos.

Enjoyed all the wonderful shots everybody.

Winter Springs, FL(Zone 9b)

Here are some from my garden, my fall colors contribution. ☺

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Winter Springs, FL(Zone 9b)

Oh how about a back-lit wattle on this wild turkey from my camping trip..☺...

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Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

Lots of good pictures here, the wild turkey is very good. (Never tried the bourbon though!)

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

sunkissed, I have the same plant as you showed in your fourth picture. It seems to bloom more after it rains. Does it do the same there? I deliberately do not water it regularly.

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