Tamron 180mm macro
f/8 @ 1/60th a second
I’m always looking for opportunities to photograph backlit flowers and leaves. The light coming from behind really makes the colors glow, and also highlights intricate structures and details. It’s best to photograph backlit subjects in the early morning or evening. The harshness of the afternoon light tends to create too much contrast. It’s that soft glow that you’re looking for. You can also use a small reflector to bounce light back into the side of the flower or leaf that’s facing you, which helps fill in the shadows just a bit.