Sunday photoblogging: foxglove, backlit by the early evening sun

by Chris Bertram on July 7, 2019

Foxglove, backlit by the setting sun



Dr. Hilarius 07.07.19 at 5:56 pm

Very nice. The backlighting works well. (We have a yard full of foxglove but the flowers are now past.)


Alan White 07.07.19 at 6:58 pm

I love taking photos of flowers–this is beautiful and beautifully done.


John Quiggin 07.07.19 at 7:48 pm

Lovely lighting


Chris Bertram 07.07.19 at 10:22 pm

It was a very lucky shot. The background is a dense hedge and the sun came over the top of it to illuminate the foxglove. Exposing for the flower left the background this dark.


bad Jim 07.09.19 at 7:54 am

I’m going to venture the opinion that this wouldn’t work as a painting; the transition from the neon green outline at the top to the luscious purple bee boudoirs could be considered contrived.

An agave in my back yard has sprouted a tree-sized flower, 10m tall, its stalk perhaps 20 cm in diameter. There are century plants all over town, but mine might just be the tallest. This extravagant efflorescence is the end of its life. Its succulent leaves will dwindle and wither. But for now it astounds and delights the birds: Wait, this tree isn’t on my map. Where’d it come from?

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