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With as many blooming perennial plants I have in the garden, I am always amazed when a small annual grabs my attention! The light was hitting this Calibrachoa flower just right, making it appear like stained glass. 

“Torchlight” (Calibrachoa Hybrid Noa ‘Orange Eye’ aka Million Bells) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/13, 1/50s, -0.7EV, ISO 640

Now, if we can all imagine the tiny hummingbird sipping ever-so-sweetly from the bloom… 😀


  1. Ooh, am I first?

    I think this looks like a sideways Tiffany style lamp! Lovely light.
    I think a hummingbird would be the ultimate catch for me. Maybe someday.

    • Yes, Karma, you are! 🙂

      I thought so as well (but I already have an image called ‘Tiffany’ !) I have photographed a hummingbird in Utah (and it was simply magical) but I sooo want to catch the one I’ve seen only for brief moments in my garden. I’m hoping this is THE year! 😀

      Thanks! It really was the light illuminating the blossom from within that made the image for me!

  2. Wow, those colors really POP! Beautiful!

  3. Stained glass is right. Wonderful lighting here.

    • Thank you, Sean! With trumpet-shaped flowers you almost need to have them lit like this just so you can achieve a certain depth and to capture the details. Most times, this particular flower is shot from the front. I really like the side view.

  4. Beautiful red-yellow bright colours from the flower shining from that background.

  5. Now that colour sure is amazing… Gotta admit to really liking this one, and even wishing that maybe I had some shots like it…

    Shhhh… don’t tell anyone, but I have a flower shot to post soon… maybe… 😉

    • Thank you, Brian! Was shooting another flower straight on when I saw what the light was doing to this one. So pleased I was able to do it justice!

      (Okay. Your secret is safe with me…)

  6. One of my favorites…lovely! Love the yellow, green and red.

    • Thanks, Jan!! Me, too! 😀

      Hmmm, red, yellow, green….perhaps I should have named it ‘stop light’?

  7. definitely. i agree with the lamp comparison, too – it looks like it’s being lit from the inside.

    nice catch!

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