Monday, June 7, 2010

After the rain

As much as I love the sunshine, the rain can be nice sometimes too. I enjoy going out after the rain and taking pictures of the flowers. Here's a few of my most recent favorites.
Love the smell of these peonies and the water drops just looks so pretty on them.
Love the look of water drops on the green leaves of the iris too.

I can hardly believe this myself but I didn't even edit these. Sometimes mother nature provides enough beauty that playing around with it to try and enhance it would be a shame.

31 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

Sometimes I enjoy looking at the drops to see if they refracted an image around it.Great shots!

DK Miller said...

Those are fantastic! I love the water droplets. Water droplets and photography make rain so worth the wetness. :-)

Donna said...

Oh, these are SO Beautiful Ann! Nice job!!
hughugs

Roschelle said...

The photographs are gorgeous which tells me two things: 1)great camera 2)superb photographer!!

FishHawk said...

Yep, "SHOW OFF" doesn't cut it when it comes to fantastic shots like that.

BeadedTail said...

Those are so pretty and I love them au natural!

Sandee said...

Don't sell yourself short. You did your part too. They are all indeed great shots.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

tahtimbo said...

Those are some truly amazing photos!

VanillaSeven said...

Beautiful water droplets Ann!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

OMG, Ann, these are magnificent. Absolutely gorgeous. Water droplets always give life and refresh the flowers. Stunning macro shots.

Ratty said...

These pictures are great. I love going out after the rain and looking at the water all over everything. It's one of the best times to look at nature.

Nessa said...

Natural beauty :) I love after the rain smell...

June Zach said...

So naturally pretty and beautiful! You just had the best snapshots of your life. :D


It is extremely hot in our place and this has been going on for months now. We are so desperate to have RAIN. :(

Duni said...

These shots are beautiful! I love the raindrops on the petals :)

Sheri said...

You got some beautiful shots there! Love the droplets on the leaf.

Russ said...

I think we all pretty much love those droplets. Of course all your photo's are wonderful.

Grace said...

Oh those last two photos are beyond marvelous...

NICO Designs said...

I really like the last two photos--Mother Nature sure does know what she is doing:)

Bossy Betty said...

Loved all of these, but that third one is tremendous!!!

Leslie said...

Those pictures are awesome! What kind of camera do you have? I*m researching different camera's but your photo's are excellent!

Marg said...

Those are super pictures. Love the deal of taking them after a rain. Now if you could get the wonderful smell of a rain over the internet, you would be a millionaire.
Have a great day.

The Urban Cowboy said...

Those photos are remarkable, really like the last two, how the out of focus background looks so 'natural' against the individual leaves.

Ann said...

out on the prairie I'll have to pay closer attention next time and look myself.

DKMiller you are so right

Donna thank you very much

Roschelle the camera isn't top of the line but it is a good one, as for superb, I try. thanks

FishHawk I feel like I've accomplished something by out ranking my show off status :)

Beaded tail me too, there was no way I was going to mess with them

Sandee why thanks, I guess I did have a little bit of hand in it :)

tahtimbo thank you very much

vanilla seven thank you

Poetic Shutterbug thank you I couldn't wait for the rain to stop so I could go out with the camera

Ratty the water does give everything a special look

Nessa I always associated the smell after the rain with worms...lol

JuneZach thank you very much, hopefully I can get more. If I could send you some rain I would certainly do it

Duni thank you

Sheri the leaf was my favorite

Russ well some not as good as others but thank you

Grace thanks, I was happy with the drops amid the shades of green

Nico yes she does, we couldn't do it better if we tried

Bossy Betty thanks, glad you liked it

Leslie thank you. I have a Sony alpha, I did a lot of research before I bought this one. I may not have got what I wanted but I got what I could afford :)

Marg I'll have to look into seeing how that might be done. A scratch and sniff screen...lol

Ann said...

Urban cowboy thank you very much. A shallow depth of field can make for a lovely picture.

earthtoholly said...

Beautiful peonies and droplets, ann. I love it after a rain, too...everything seems to be so clean and fresh.

B Boys Mom said...

I really love the close up of the rain on the peonies leaf. Rain is wonderful it makes everything grow and green.

Leeuna said...

The photos are beautiful. You did a fantastic job of capturing the rain droplets

Ann Martin said...

Really lovely shots - you have a great eye for capturing beauty. And can I say how nice it is to see your name in my blog comments so often?tamista You accomplish so much!

Ann Martin said...

whoops, ignore that 'tamista' - it was the verification word that obviously landed in the wrong spot, LOL

Lenox Knits said...

Those are so beautiful and inspiring. I can't believe they are unedited. You are getting so good with that camera!

Ann said...

earth to holly, yes it does. love it when the rain washes the dust off of everything

b boys mom rain is good as long as we don't get too much of it :)

Leeuna thank you

Ann Martin Tamista to you also...lol and thank you for the compliments I always enjoy your posts.

Lenox knits thank you I would love to take some classes to find out what I'm really doing though...lol

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