A strange title a bit, but hopefully it makes it clear already.
I am testing translucency in Cycles and made this render;
While I use 32 bounces for transparency and transmission, it looks like only the first layer of leaves show the effect of translucency. Ofcourse I expect more and more shadows deeper into the plant, but this shows up to dark. In real life (and when I check references on the internet) I see there is more light inside of the plant.
Could this be a characteristic of Cycles like “It’s hard to get light into the scene in Cycles”, or could it be rendersettings / material settings? Here an example of what I expect a bit (Well that looks a bit exaggerated, but you probably know what I mean):
Any Idea what is going on?