"Your task this month is to submit an image that shows some sensitivity in matching the right light to the right subject. Vistas, plant details, people, dogs, bumblebees and elves are all fair game. In fact anything that you can find in or near a garden will qualify. Good luck!"
Rob wrote quite eloquently about different types of light and their effect on garden photography (seriously, go check out his description of this month's contest), but this really caught my eye:
"But back lighting, the hardest to master, is where all of the fun is. Because much of the plant world is translucent, back lighting often reveals exquisite leaf veination and can turn flower petals into stained glass."
Because it rather accurately describes the photo that popped into my head the moment I saw this month's theme. This backlit astilbe leaf that I snapped almost exactly a year ago is my entry:
I hope Rob likes it.
*You can click View this photo for a larger size version of my entry.