Backlit Cyclamen Macro
Here's a tip for any aspiring amateur photographer - always have a spare battery with you. This morning while out for a walk around the neighborhood I had my point and shoot camera with me (as always) and although I had checked the battery life indicator before leaving the 35F degree temperatures had apparently been more than the lithium battery could handle. So I missed a potentially great shot of some local area wildlife (ok, grey squirrels) because I didn't have my spare with me.
So instead here's another macro shot, this time of a potted cyclamen which is backlit by natural light here. It's not quite as dramatic as yesterday's narcissus shot but I do like the veins that have been captured which if I had used flash may have been blown out. This leaf in real life is about 1.5 inches in diameter.
Taken with the Pentax K200d and the Sigma 70mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens, handheld, with on-camera IS.