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"Backlit Orchid"

By RonnieAG
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.


Tags: Sun Orchid Flowers and plants Backlighting Indoor shot Black card bandg

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20 Dec 2012 12:07AM
Excellently presented.

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rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
20 Dec 2012 12:09AM
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.
20 Dec 2012 12:10AM
Loverly sharp image........John
20 Dec 2012 12:15AM
A real beauty Ronnie, excellent colour and detail captured,
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
20 Dec 2012 12:16AM
This works a treat Ronnie, excellent light and tones.


annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
20 Dec 2012 12:20AM
The backlight makes them shine, a magic, festive effect.
Beautiful detail and textures we'd never see in a classic shot!
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 12:25AM
Love the colour ronnie brilliant detail but is that stunning light that makes a real gem top shot Wink
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 12:58AM
I love that back light Ronnie.
The orchid is glorious.
I keep trying flowers image your way but never
seem to get settings right.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
20 Dec 2012 2:15AM
Merry Christmas Ronnis and family!
JimV Plus
9 6 3 Canada
20 Dec 2012 4:11AM
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
20 Dec 2012 4:23AM
What beautiful colours and sunpatterns came out of this Ronnie !! A great photo !!
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
20 Dec 2012 6:25AM
The lighting is sheer magic, Ronnie, a beautiful presentation. Carol
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 8:03AM
The backlighting has brought out lots of detail and colour. Very well taken Ronnie.
CaroleS Plus
5 364 3 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 8:33AM
I love the way the back light gives all those wonderful shadows particularly the overlapping petals.Smile
EAS Plus
6 1 13 Scotland
20 Dec 2012 8:46AM
The lighting really is very effective bringing out wonderful colours and details plus some nicely shaowy areas. What a beautiful Orchid!

morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 8:49AM
Fabulous shot Ronnie, superb colours and detail.

rayme330 Plus
4 17 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 8:52AM
The wonderful back lit petals on the black background certainly brings out the texture and colour, Ronnie great shot.

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
20 Dec 2012 9:03AM
Beautiful backlight luminescence, Ronnie. Probably my favourite lighting conditions.

20 Dec 2012 9:12AM
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 9:20AM
A wonderfully backlit carefully composed and beautiful photograph Ronnie.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 9:21AM
Like the shadows here Ronnie
with the back lighting giving the emphasis on shadows
unusual colours
20 Dec 2012 10:08AM
Superb Ronnie, KS studio hitting high notes here,
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
20 Dec 2012 10:08AM
Good use of light again
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 10:24AM
Lovely image, what a great colour that orchid isGrinGrin
20 Dec 2012 10:47AM
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

20 Dec 2012 12:16PM
Sony would be proud to find this image.
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
20 Dec 2012 12:33PM
What magnificent color. The lighting is perfect for this.
very unusual colour and so pretty Ronnie.SmileSmileSmileSmile

20 Dec 2012 2:28PM
A beautiful backlit orchid, lovely colours against the black background, Ronnie.

20 Dec 2012 3:40PM
A very beautiful and colourful orchid, Ronnie, and that lighting is just wonderful Wink
Trev Smile
The colours are beautifully accentuated by the back lighting Ronnie!
20 Dec 2012 5:52PM
The lighting is superb in this well captured image Ronnie
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 6:42PM
The back lighting has really accentuated those

20 Dec 2012 6:53PM
Gorgeous Light Ronnie, smashing image.

John Smile
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
20 Dec 2012 8:42PM
Lovely light indeed

20 Dec 2012 8:44PM
Back lighting works very well and some great texture and detail in the petals.
20 Dec 2012 9:17PM
Beautiful backlighting and a striking shot, Ronnie. Lovely image.
Tibetan 3 3 England
21 Dec 2012 12:55PM
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
carper123 Plus
4 744 8 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2012 5:41PM
Fantastic creative work, fills the frame with colour and detail, the backlighting is brilliant.
Well done.
Darryl. Smile
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
21 Dec 2012 6:23PM
Light and shadows have created a superb look to this Ronnie.
almiles Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 3:32PM
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
Superb Ronnie
Julie Grin
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
24 Dec 2012 2:27PM
Beautiful backlighting and wonderful presentation Ronnie
29 Dec 2012 8:56AM
So beautiful, especially back light and black contrast.


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