Backlit Lily

Orange Daylily

Backlit Daylily © 2010 Bo Mackison

Orange Day Lily, basking in the setting sunlight. Photographed at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. I like it! When the sun lights up a flower like that it seems to provide an additional dimension to the scene and the photo. I love it when I get a chance like that!

  2. beautiful lighting!

  3. Gorgeous light..and very creative framing. Love it!

  4. Simply beautiful

  5. Very “autumnal” looking. The lighting and colors are fantastic.

  6. Gorgeous, Bo! The light is fabulous. You captured it at the perfect moment.

  7. this is truly inspiring!

  8. Beautiful…. stunning. I love the perspective and the way the light reveals the ‘veins’ of the petals.

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