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effects of backlighting

This is a discussion on effects of backlighting within the Technical Photography Discussion forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Sometimes backlighting can create an interesting effect. Both of the following pics were taken from ...

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    Default effects of backlighting

    Sometimes backlighting can create an interesting effect. Both of the following pics were taken from the underside of the leaves with the sun shining on the leaves from the opposite side
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    Does the backlight cause the shiny spots or the reddish parts? Do you have a non-backlight photo of the same surface for comparison? I love how natural sunlight can enhance bloom photos.

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    Paul, I hope you do not mind if I butt in..
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    These were shot pulling from out of and into direct sun. Joe

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    Very interesting! I was curious about the leaves too--do they look red or reddish without the backlighting?

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    Forgot about this post -- sorry folks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Does the backlight cause the shiny spots or the reddish parts? Do you have a non-backlight photo of the same surface for comparison? I love how natural sunlight can enhance bloom photos.

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    Very interesting! I was curious about the leaves too--do they look red or reddish without the backlighting?
    The crystalline/glitter effect is cause by the backlighting, and just as with some flowers, can also be caused by direct lighting as well. Here's as unbacklit as I could manage. Also a shot of the leaf from the top.
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    So cool! I love the second shot. That is mesmerizing.

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    Wow!... I wish phals were pubescent!... I'd use a torch and some good lens to put some glitter in bokeh!...
    JoeW... The first and second shots are perfect... The last one is much more suited for black and white!...

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