"The subject choice is yours but make it a close up or macro image. If you don’t have macro equipment, get as close as you can. Look at your images carefully to make sure the lighting sets the mood."
So I'm going to enter the same exact photo I did last month because I don't have another that fits the theme better than it does. This backlit astilbe leaf that I snapped a little over a year ago is my entry:
I hope I'm not breaking a rule by entering the same photo two months in a row, but it only got an honorable mention last month, so I think it's okay.
*You can click View this photo for a larger size version of my entry.