During our workshop in Apalachicola, FL we had one evening where the sunset didn't look like it was going to co-operate with us. It turned out at the very last minute it put on a small show for us, however leading up to that moment the sky was just cloudy and dull. Our group had to find textures, macros and close ups to photograph to pass the time.
Many of the group were getting close ups of these palmetto leaves. I tried photographing several of them before I found one that was backlit with no "bad spots" in it.
This image was shot using my Canon 7D and Tamron 16-300 Lens. This was a rare occasion were I was not using a tripod, so I relied heavily on the Vibration Compensation built into the lens. It worked like a champ! My shaky hands sure needed the help, too!
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