After the rain — 2 images

I shot these two images after our last recent rain. InΒ  the image size posted, you may not be able to see in the petal image that the two silhouetted raindrops have daisies “floating” in them.

close-up of shasta daisy with raindrops

close-up of shasta with raindrops and hoverflyClick on the images for larger view.



22 thoughts on “After the rain — 2 images

    • Yes, the jewel in the crown! πŸ™‚ Some kind of hoverfly, I believe. I was in the throes of composing my shot of the daisy when the bee landed briefly. Serendipity.:-) I was thrilled when I downloaded my photos and found that I had not only also nailed the detail in the stem (handheld long lens that’s not always reliably sharp), but the light was reflecting off the flower onto the bee, gilding its underparts. I was intentionally shooting into the shade so the background would drop out, but the end result still surpassed my expectations. I didn’t have to do much at all to the image, just some small basic tweaks that are standard for a raw image.

      The daisies in the raindrops are actually in the other image, the flower centre. I probably should have been clearer and not just referred to it as the petals, which could apply to either photo…:-) Thank you for commenting. πŸ™‚


    • Thanks, Kevin. I appreciate your comments. Thanks also for featuring my post on your blog, I was very flattered. You have a great portfolio. I’m getting ready for an extended trip in a couple of days, but look forward to taking a closer look at your work once I get settled at the other end. πŸ™‚


      • You are welcome Katrina, sorry for the delay with my reply. The type of photography that I do takes me away from the connected world at times. I enjoyed the freshness of your images immensely and wanted to share them through my site. I’ve looked at your blog a few times and you have so many interesting and great images on there. I particularly love the “frog” photo, its so fabulously textured and has some real depth. Hope you have a great trip and get some super photos. Cheers, K πŸ™‚


      • I’m glad you liked my little hydrangea frog, it’s one of my favorites too. Friends were less than enthusiastic about it, so I was a little unsure how it would be received on my blog. The response was reassuring. πŸ™‚ Your kind comments are very much appreciated, in fact they made my day. Again. πŸ™‚ Yes, thank you, Kevin, I’m sure my trip will be wonderful. Lots of gorgeous scenery so I will get to practice landscapes, not a strength of mine…


      • Hello Karina, I thought it was a fab photo and it should be on your blog πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to seeing the landscape images from your trip. Have fun πŸ™‚ cheers, K.


      • Hi Kevin, thanks, I am feeling much better about my froggie, now. From the little I’ve seen of your blog, your landscapes are gorgeous, so — ooh…pressure! LOL!
        πŸ™‚ K


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