Photographer: Elston Hill

Photo taken: April 6, 2019 at the Seattle Spheres

Photographer’s description: “Walking through the Seattle Spheres (Amazon) during the Saturday public visit, this plant jumped out at me with the one leaf back-lit. I used a Canon EOS 1d X with Canon 100mm Macro lens.”

Critique: “You had a great eye to stop and photograph this nicely lit leaf during your visit. The details you get from the backlit leaf combined with the macro lens create a nice center of focus for the image.”

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