Incredible Colors of Spring

Incredible Colors of Spring

With the right lighting, the colors of spring really come to life. Here we can see what back-lighting (when the sun is behind the subject) and a dark background can do. The flowers, being somewhat translucent, light up. More opaque elements (like the leaves and the stem) get a glowing outline.

What do I like about this photo? The lighting, obviously :) The color combination is wonderful. I used an open aperture to create a shallow depth of field, so the flowers and leaves are in focus but the background is blurred out. This really makes the subject stand out in the photo.

What would I want to improve? Getting the full flower to the right into the photo would have created a slightly more balanced and interesting composition, I believe.

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