Sunday, May 6, 2018

Glowing From Within

Flower petals are translucent. When backlit, they seem to glow with a light from within. This flower, a Painted Tongue, is one I had never seen before. While the name is not great for a beautiful flower,  it photographs beautifully.

During last week's Creative Flowers Master Class at Longwood Gardens we all fell in love with these flowers. And we waited for the sun angle to be just right for this backlit shot.

They say patience is a virtue, and it certainly helps to be patient when photographing nature and wildlife. When you find a flower or plant that appeals to you, take your time. Look at it from all angles. Look at it from above and below. Take a variety of shots since it is often hard to tell what will appeal to you most until you see the images on your computer screen.

1/1000 sec at f/4.5, ISO 400. Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS macro lens on Canon 7D Mark II body. Handheld.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."  --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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