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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 3 October 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I love backlighting.

NIKON D700 1/320 second F/9.0 ISO 200 80 mm (35mm equiv.)

PATRICK from miramas, France

superb capture

3 Oct 2009 5:21am

@PATRICK: Merci.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I love it too, especially through your eyes. Delicious image, Jack!!!

3 Oct 2009 5:24am

@Dulcie: Thank you.

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

This is awesome backlighting! I don't know why backlighting brings out so much color - but it is great and I like the dark background in this also!

3 Oct 2009 5:28am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

Love your choice of perspective. Great capture.

3 Oct 2009 5:30am

@Bill Laing: Thanks, Bill. This was in a community garden at the end of Circle.

Yvon from Orleans, France

great macro shot
very nice capture

3 Oct 2009 7:02am

@Yvon: Merci.

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

The lighting is perfect and makes the photo special!
Good weekend to you, Jack!

3 Oct 2009 8:41am

@Leena: Thank you.

zOOm from Paris, France

A light catcher. No doubt. So nice Jack.

3 Oct 2009 12:29pm

@zOOm: Merci, Florence.

MJ from Delaware, United States

beautiful light and shadows... and the color... perfect

3 Oct 2009 12:49pm

@MJ: Thanks, MJ.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like how the light plays with transparency of petals and on this dark background it's really pleasant.

3 Oct 2009 1:03pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci, Evelyne.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Oh...this is absolutely stunning! I've always loved the backs of the flowers, something more so than the front. The light and detail is amazing.

3 Oct 2009 1:18pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon. Mastering backlighting is one of my major goals in nature and landscape photography.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States


3 Oct 2009 1:18pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Great Great lighting

3 Oct 2009 1:24pm

@Onlymehdi: Thank you.

Lesley from Lincoln, United States


3 Oct 2009 1:44pm

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

glorious rich colours

3 Oct 2009 1:47pm

@ripple: Thank you.

susan from United States

Perfectly caught!!

3 Oct 2009 1:54pm

@susan: Thanks.

mmolinah from Girona, Spain

Nice compo and a very delicated presentation of color and transparency in a exellent composition

3 Oct 2009 1:58pm

@mmolinah: Gracias.

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

perfect light and color...

3 Oct 2009 1:59pm

@bekkah: Thank you.

Barbara from Florida, United States

I love backlighting too and this is a magnificent example.

3 Oct 2009 2:32pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Backlit and beautiful. Nice one, Jack.

3 Oct 2009 2:50pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, my!! What a great idea, and superb execution. Nicely thought out and great result.

3 Oct 2009 3:11pm

@LauraS: Thanks, Laura.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Love the rich magentas in this flower, nice light compliments it well.

3 Oct 2009 3:11pm

@Curly: Thanks, Curly.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

nice diagonal ,jack ,and a beautiful light in this !
friendships !

3 Oct 2009 3:19pm

@marc battault: Merci.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful single rose . Beautiful light !

3 Oct 2009 4:01pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A gorgeous shot.

3 Oct 2009 4:24pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thank you.

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France

Bravo ! Bonne soirée.

3 Oct 2009 4:41pm

@jpla: Merci.

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Beautiful filtered light!!!

3 Oct 2009 4:57pm

@Sandrine: Thank you.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely. Great color against the dark background.

3 Oct 2009 5:09pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wow!...Just Wow!

3 Oct 2009 5:39pm

@Pavan Kaul: Thank you.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Just lovely..

3 Oct 2009 5:52pm

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States


3 Oct 2009 6:30pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

oooh! lovely lighting! We are concentrating on "difficult" lighting situations, and this is a perfect example of how to handle it!

3 Oct 2009 6:32pm

@Tracy: It's way easier if you don't have any sky in the shot.

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Love the lighting and bright pink flower. Just beautiful!!!

3 Oct 2009 7:01pm

@Dawn: Thanks, Dawn.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

wow, the diaeffect is excellent! Great details and the colour is so fresh!
have fun in the garden!

3 Oct 2009 7:13pm

@daniela scharnowski: One could spend an entire day there photographing.

k@ from Paris, France

Pfffffffff ! I stay silent ! SO beautiful on this flower back !

3 Oct 2009 7:44pm

@k@: Merci.

Irene from France

Gorgeous backlight ! Bravo

3 Oct 2009 8:55pm

@Irene: Merci.

Veronelle from Lens, France

little delicate flower, poetic capture

3 Oct 2009 10:53pm

@Veronelle: Merci.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

With the backlighting you got a nice contrast between the flower and the background. Nice shadows transparency on the petals.

4 Oct 2009 12:58am

@akarui: Thank you.

Ajay from Pune, India

Perfect angle and design of the flower.

4 Oct 2009 3:13am

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

Claudia from Illinois, United States

I love looking out from the back of the flower. Gorgeous, rich color, too!

4 Oct 2009 3:35am

@Claudia: Thanks, Claudia.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! This is gorgeous! The light is magnificent

4 Oct 2009 3:40am

@Magda: Many thanks.

Bishop from Houston, United States

beautiful underside shot... very strong lighting, though! :)

4 Oct 2009 3:53am

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Absolutely stunning!

6 Oct 2009 2:39am