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This is a Maple Sugar Leaf backlit.  I love the evergreen tree branch shadow behind the leaf.  It is like 2 images within one leaf.  When I  am taking photographs, I examine all the scenery in detail to see the different nuances.

Shadows are interesting.  They can give a unique perspective to your pictures.  Next time you are taking a hike or just enjoying nature, look at the shadows. Your pictures will have a different dimension if you capture the shadows too.  See if you can capture the contrast of the lighting, color and the shadow darkness in your image.