The days of rain

Posted by
karla (Omaha, United States) on 26 April 2011 in Plant & Nature.

We have had days and days of rain and low hanging clouds, with little break. I am not complaining -- this part of the country can be very dry. Despite the rain, the urge to take pictures overcame me. I grabbed the camera and ventured into the misty moisty weather, into the small world of my backyard.

NIKON D300 1/1600 second F/3.2 ISO 400 105 mm

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Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Beautiful capture and great DoF!

26 Apr 2011 7:06pm

@Marleen: Thanks, Marleen!

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Heavenly raindrops and love the selective focus. Great work!

26 Apr 2011 7:57pm

@Barbara Kile: Thanks, Barbara! I had a lot of fun--it felt good to be outside and the wind cooperated, too. Sort of. ;-)

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Beautiful! And I love the colors. The tulip is one of my favorite flowers and you've captured it's essence.
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26 Apr 2011 8:59pm

@Larry Lefever: Thanks, Larry. I have a ton of tulip photos this year, since I also had a bouquet of them for the Easter dinner t able. Some of those will eventually be posted. Seems to me that Spring brings a rush of floral activity that is difficult to keep up with. Or maybe I am so enthralled that I take too many pictures!

Frida from Sweden

Such delicate flower and I love the droplets.

26 Apr 2011 10:35pm

@Frida: Thanks, Frida, and thank you for stopping by and commenting!

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow ! This is really beautiful... DPF is perfect, colors and details are great... I simply like it ! Have a lovely day :)

27 Apr 2011 7:14am

@Tamara: Thanks, Tamara! I actually was rather surprised that it came out this well. :)

franz from Baden, Austria

superb closeup, great colours, dof and bokeh! love those drops on the petals - rainy weather does have good sides, too!

27 Apr 2011 10:20am

@franz: Thank you, Franz. Rainy weather can make color and lighting so lovely. Tree trunks are more defined when wet.

joshi daniel from India

gorgeous and nice details!

27 Apr 2011 11:49am

@joshi daniel: Thanks! Thanks for your visit and comment!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This really is a lovely image - no need for fancy processing or any gimmicks, it is quality photography pure and simple. And backyard to boot !

27 Apr 2011 5:25pm

@Ronnie 2¢: I love being the backyard nature hound! And many images I take are just out my back door.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite

27 Apr 2011 10:59pm

@john4jack: Thank you!!

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I glad you braved the weather to take this lovely shot

28 Apr 2011 7:10am

@CElliottUK: Thanks very much. I was happy, also because the wind has been rather wild around here lately and all those drops could have been blown right off before I captured them!

Laura from NorCal, United States

Beautiful! I think it'd be great fun to get a plastic cover for the camera so you can take your time in the wet! :)

28 Apr 2011 2:33pm

@Laura: A small plastic bag can be used to craft such a cover, perhaps a temporary one though. Somewhere I read about using an umbrella light stand to attach (with duct tape?) an outdoor umbrella for protection. For this backyard excursion, I was in between the heavy rain.

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Your venture into your rain-swept backyard was worthwhile – you returned with a gorgeous photograph. I really love the water drops on the flower bud!

28 Apr 2011 8:00pm

@Arnd: Thanks, Arnd! The rain had slowed just a bit at the right time. Good thing I had old shoes on my feet.

Laurens Kuipers from Enschede, Netherlands

Nice colors, details and dof. Good work!

29 Apr 2011 9:18am

@Laurens Kuipers: Many thanks!!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, drop dead gorgeous shot.

29 Apr 2011 11:55pm

Rebecca from Oregon, United States

Beautiful.

3 May 2011 3:25pm

@Rebecca: thanks, Rebecca! Thanks for your visit!!

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Very beautiful! Well done!

5 May 2011 5:04am

@Tinx: Thanks, Tinx! Thanks for visiting!

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Lovely. The rain drops add glamor.

8 May 2011 10:50am

@Anita: Hi Anita, great choice of words. I had not thought of that, although "jewels" had come to mind. Thanks for the visit!

NIKON D300
1/1600 second
F/3.2
ISO 400
105 mm

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