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:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. Those are so pretty and I love them au natural!

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

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

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  8. Those are some truly amazing photos!

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

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. 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. :(

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

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

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

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  16. Oh those last two photos are beyond marvelous...

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

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

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

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  20. 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.

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

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  22. 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

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

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

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

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

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  27. 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!

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

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

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  30. 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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