A dim shaft of light sifts through the densely foliated branches of gigantic conifer trees and gently illuminates a natural bouquet of Western trilliums (Trillium ovatum). Like many denizens of the forest floor, these perennial flowers rely on the occasional windstorm to peel off branches or topple scattered trees and open-up the canopy. The gaps, known as light wells, allow some sunshine to reach the forest floor.
Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/10 sec, f / 4, -1 EV, ISO 400
Manfrotto 680B monopod and 486RC2 head
Mundy Park, Coquitlam, BC
21 Apr 2010