yucca with daggers of light and shadow

Plants Casting Shadows on Themselves

For plants to cast shadows on themselves it helps to have an interesting shape or edge, where the cast shadow repeats and emphasizes that shape or edging.

The scalloped edges of this red Coleus repeating themselves on the leaves below. red-pink Coleus leaves with scalloped edges creating scalloped shadows on themselves

The huge leaf of a tropical-looking Elephant Ear plant. the huge leaf of a tropical-looking Elephant Ear plant

Calathea lancifolia, the Rattlesnake Plant, a member of the Maranta or Prayer Plant family Marantaceae.Calathea lancifolia, the Rattlesnake Plant, a member of the Maranta or Prayer Plant family Marantaceae, run through the photo app Snapseed
Agave abstract with dagger-shaped shadows and white stringy filaments. agave abstract with dagger-shaped shadows and white stringy filaments

Close-up of the spotted leaves of a burgundy calla lily in the photo app StackablesClose-up of the spotted leaves of a burgundy calla lily in the photo app Stackables

Fan Palm shadows in the gardens of Las Brisas in Huatalco, Mexicoin the gardens of Las Brisas in Huatalco, MexicoVines & green light in Snapseed. Vines & green light in SnapseedTropical Philodrendrum leaf shadows.Tropical Philodrendrum leaf shadows

Cut-leaf Philodendron in the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden using the photo app Stackables. Philodendron in the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden using the photo app Stackables

More of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Light and Shadow.

12 thoughts on “Plants Casting Shadows on Themselves

  1. What a great idea, Elizabeth! I like your focus here. The shadows can be mysterious and create a wonderful mood. I feel like I’m in the tropics. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    1. The coleos was in one of the tiny gardens that the Vancouver city gardeners plant as little surprises all around town. I am now on the search for that type of coleus for my little garden – but the gardeners often use plants that I can’t find anywhere else…

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