Occasionally something will catch my eye from the window, and I'll have to drop what I'm doing and run outside to photograph it. Such was the case with this orange rubra begonia backlit by the afternoon sun. The plant looked extraordinary because the sunlight was refracting through the cells in the petals, making them sparkle like sugar candy. Sunlit magic is fleeting and there was no time to assemble a tripod, so I went handheld with a macro lens and held my breath to keep as still as possible. It worked. The sugary sparkle of the petals, and the cool background tones make this one of my favorite botanical photos.