Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gardening Gone Wild "Picture This" Photo Contest - May 2011

This month's Gardening Gone Wild "Picture This" photo contest is being judged by garden, nature and landscape photographer Alan Detrick. The theme is ‘Lighting: A Closer Look’--light in the macro or close-up world.

This is the image I've chosen to enter: a group of King Humbert canna leaves lit by the setting sun. I shot it using a Nikon D700 camera and a Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro lens.

'Another Green World"

I was struck by how the light illuminated the various shades of green and the fine veins in the leaves, and edged each leaf in a pale greenish-white. Oh, to be a green anole in the midst of these leaves.

The contest closes at 10:59 p.m. Central Time tonight, so if you want to enter, do so quickly! Thanks to the good folks at Gardening Gone Wild and judge Alan Detrick, and good luck to all the participants.

Words and photos © 2009-2011 Caroline Homer for "The Shovel-Ready Garden". Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.

8 comments:

  1. Very pretty...I too am enchanted by 'the magic hour.' Best of luck.

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  2. Caroline, that is lovely! Not only did you catch the light but the magic of the leaves. Looks like a winner to me!

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  3. What a fabulous photo. Macro shots like this make us take an extra moment to appreciate the details.

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  4. Great shot! Good luck in the contest!

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  5. That looks so cool and green in the midst of our hot, dry weather. Good luck in the contest!

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  6. It is a great photo, good luck!

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  7. I will definitely be adding your entry to my list of favourites. Good Luck in the contest!

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  8. Caroline, how awesome is that? Not only that you managed to capture the lighting with your photo, but that you even saw it in the first place to take a picture of it! Good work.

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