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I don't normally take flowers in strong sunlight, but when I saw this group backlit by the sun in the living room window, I couldn't resist trying a shot.

My thanks to all who commented on Winter Sun on the Arrochar Alps, and a big thank you to Andy {andylea} for his User Award.

Ronnie.

Camera:Sony NEX-7
Lens:Sony 18-55mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:55mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1.00
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:No
White Balance:Auto
Title:"Backlit Orchid"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:20 Dec 2012 - 12:04 AM
Tags:Backlighting, Black card b/g., Flowers & plants, Indoor shot, Orchid, Sun
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:173
Unique Views:68

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debu
debu  5 India
20 Dec 2012 - 12:07 AM

Excellently presented.
debu

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 12:09 AM

Flower power Ronnie. Red for Christmas, have a wonderful time. Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas/Hogmany. All the best for 2013.
Ron.

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TONKSPHOTO
20 Dec 2012 - 12:10 AM

Loverly sharp image........John

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Badgerfred
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20 Dec 2012 - 12:15 AM

A real beauty Ronnie, excellent colour and detail captured,
Fred.

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achieverswales
20 Dec 2012 - 12:16 AM

This works a treat Ronnie, excellent light and tones.

Regards

Trev.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4210 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 12:20 AM

The backlight makes them shine, a magic, festive effect.
Beautiful detail and textures we'd never see in a classic shot!

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 12:25 AM

Love the colour ronnie brilliant detail but is that stunning light that makes a real gem top shot Wink
Andy

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 533 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 12:58 AM

I love that back light Ronnie.
The orchid is glorious.
I keep trying flowers image your way but never
seem to get settings right.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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taggart
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20 Dec 2012 - 2:15 AM

Merry Christmas Ronnis and family!

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JimV
JimV  9 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 4:11 AM

Hmmmmm I think you might have to rethink the using of your KS studio after this wonderful effort Ronnie, this could be the start of something new!
Rgds., Jim
PS Thanks for the pm, your explanation was kinda what I expected

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
20 Dec 2012 - 4:23 AM

What beautiful colours and sunpatterns came out of this Ronnie !! A great photo !!

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 6:25 AM

The lighting is sheer magic, Ronnie, a beautiful presentation. Carol

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AnnChown
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20 Dec 2012 - 8:03 AM

The backlighting has brought out lots of detail and colour. Very well taken Ronnie.
Ann

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CaroleS
CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 8:33 AM

I love the way the back light gives all those wonderful shadows particularly the overlapping petals.Smile
Carole

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 8:46 AM

The lighting really is very effective bringing out wonderful colours and details plus some nicely shaowy areas. What a beautiful Orchid!

Ann

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morpheus1955
20 Dec 2012 - 8:49 AM

Fabulous shot Ronnie, superb colours and detail.

Hugh

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 8:52 AM

The wonderful back lit petals on the black background certainly brings out the texture and colour, Ronnie great shot.

Ray

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 9:03 AM

Beautiful backlight luminescence, Ronnie. Probably my favourite lighting conditions.

Dave

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NaturesHaven
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20 Dec 2012 - 9:12 AM

Mysterious..............GrinGrinGrin

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NDODS
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20 Dec 2012 - 9:20 AM

A wonderfully backlit carefully composed and beautiful photograph Ronnie.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
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20 Dec 2012 - 9:21 AM

Like the shadows here Ronnie
with the back lighting giving the emphasis on shadows
unusual colours
Lillian

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johnjo58
johnjo58  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 10:08 AM

Superb Ronnie, KS studio hitting high notes here,
David

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lonely_oryx
20 Dec 2012 - 10:08 AM

Good use of light again

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Fefe
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20 Dec 2012 - 10:24 AM

Lovely image, what a great colour that orchid isGrinGrin
Diane

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digital_boi
20 Dec 2012 - 10:47 AM

the backlighting works a treat in this capture Ronnie the KS will be feeling a tad left out of things fine work from the dark side

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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prabhusinha
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20 Dec 2012 - 12:16 PM

Sony would be proud to find this image.

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Joline
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20 Dec 2012 - 12:33 PM

What magnificent color. The lighting is perfect for this.

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mashwood10
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20 Dec 2012 - 1:15 PM

very unusual colour and so pretty Ronnie.SmileSmileSmileSmile

Pam

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20 Dec 2012 - 2:28 PM

A beautiful backlit orchid, lovely colours against the black background, Ronnie.

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TrevBatWCC
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20 Dec 2012 - 3:40 PM

A very beautiful and colourful orchid, Ronnie, and that lighting is just wonderful Wink
Trev Smile

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maggietear
20 Dec 2012 - 4:50 PM

The colours are beautifully accentuated by the back lighting Ronnie!
Maggie

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canonfan
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20 Dec 2012 - 5:52 PM

The lighting is superb in this well captured image Ronnie
Jim

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tomcat
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20 Dec 2012 - 6:42 PM

The back lighting has really accentuated those

Adrian

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lifesnapper
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20 Dec 2012 - 6:53 PM

Gorgeous Light Ronnie, smashing image.

John Smile

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jaktis
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20 Dec 2012 - 8:42 PM

Lovely light indeed

Peter

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Cliff1944
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20 Dec 2012 - 8:44 PM

Back lighting works very well and some great texture and detail in the petals.
Cliff

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 560 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 9:17 PM

Beautiful backlighting and a striking shot, Ronnie. Lovely image.
Alun

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
21 Dec 2012 - 12:55 PM

Have come back as I lost the internet while writing this, nice shot Ronnie, love the colour and detail, nicely back lite very well presented, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3414 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 5:41 PM

Fantastic creative work, fills the frame with colour and detail, the backlighting is brilliant.
Well done.
Darryl. Smile

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bricurtis
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21 Dec 2012 - 6:23 PM

Light and shadows have created a superb look to this Ronnie.

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 3:32 PM

The backlighting creates a lovely collage effect from the overlapping leaves and there is a great lead through the comp from the stem at the left to the terminal flower heads. Very accomplished! Smile

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23 Dec 2012 - 7:25 PM

Superb Ronnie
Julie Grin

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24 Dec 2012 - 2:27 PM

Beautiful backlighting and wonderful presentation Ronnie

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suigo
suigo  3 Japan
29 Dec 2012 - 8:56 AM

So beautiful, especially back light and black contrast.

Sho

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