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.
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.