In May 2011, I posted a simple shot of a yellow daffodil. It has since become the most frequently visited photograph on this site, by a wide margin.

The daffy in the earlier photo was classically posed. This one is virtually identical in appearance, being from the same planting of bulbs, but it has been backlit by the low, late afternoon sun, which set its translucent tepals aglow, and lent it a dramatic, almost abstract quality.

The sunlight was so bright that it “blew out” several highlights. It’s not a perfect photo, but we can still enjoy it.

The drama and beauty of this Narcissus are even more apparent when it is viewed full screen. Just click to enlarge it, and click the back arrow to return. The photo was taken April 17, 2013 at 5:47 pm.
Related: Yellow Daffodil*, Bicolored Daffodil*.


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