Floral Friday – raindrops on petals

Floral Friday - raindrops on petals

Floral Friday – raindrops on petals

It’s been a while since I did a Floral Friday post and it seemed like a good idea to look at raindrops on petals. Some photos I took earlier in the year.

This has been a strange year, and I do want to do a post about that at some stage, but for now, let’s say we haven’t been able to do things as we have previously. That also means going to places to take photos.

I did manage to get to Country Dahlias probably the week before we went into shutdown. Thank goodness we did go and I got a lot of photos while I was there. However, while there, it rained. Well, we didn’t stay out in the rain and ran for cover. It didn’t rain long and then we headed out to capture the raindrops on the petals.

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It is something I’ve tried doing a lot, but I have always wanted to capture images in the raindrops. I got something in this one, not sure it is a good one, but I liked it. It is so hard to get things like this out in the field, so to speak.

Spanning out

Floral Friday - raindrops on petals

The challenge is always to try and get something different. I liked this because it is a bit different to what I normally shoot. Dahlias are so good for that. There are so many different varieties that it allows you to capture them in so many ways.

I hope you like this return to Floral Friday and I hope I can keep it up.

Floral Friday – raindrops on petals

24 Responses

  1. Superb photos of the raindrops on the flowers. Thanks for sharing these photos with us.

  2. Beautiful macros, Leanne. And, the color and raindrops jump off my monitor screen.

    I’ve been staying up-to-date on your goings on, particularly with the baking and your cat, at IG. Your cat, she’s a lovely one.

    I heard about Melbourne being under lockdown again, so I wondered whether you were directly affected. Nice to know your district has not gone back under restriction. It’s better to be safe, staying closer to home. The great uncertainty will be with us for a while, active virus or not.

    On the camera and photography front, I bought an entry-level, Canon 1300D/Rebel T6 DSLR. It works well for my purposes. It came with the 18-55 mm kit lens and a 75-300 mm zoom lens. The only part of the learning curve is the menu … it’s really not intuitive how they split it up, but it is a matter of becoming more comfortable with the layout. On the photography front, I’m starting a small photography business. I do have a pair of potential shoots lined up – a senior photo shoot for a neighbor’s teen daughter and a larger family portrait at the new house they just bought. My regular consulting job, that is very slow to return. I’m not terribly sure the authorities know what they are doing. While infection rates have slowed, there has been no downward turn. It’s good to be optimistic, but it’s not good to pretend everything is getting better by the day when they aren’t.

    Continue to stay well and stay safe. 🙂

    • Thank you David.

      Yes, we start our second lockdown at midnight tonight.
      Sounds like the camera is great for you. It is good when you can get something you like. The menus are always a learning curve, I have found the same with my switch to Fujifilm, but I’m sure with time I will get a handle on it. Good luck with the business side of it, I just gave up. I just take photos for me now. Optimistic is good, I know we will get through this, but it might take time and patience.

      Thank you and you stay safe and well too.

  3. Dahlias are just delightful and even more so with the droplets 🙂

  4. Beautiful images Leanne!! I hope you are doing well!

    • Thank you Nora. I am doing well. We have had more outbreaks of Covid-19, but thankfully we are clear in my suburb. We have chosen to continue self isolating though. Seems like the best decision at that time. I hope you are doing well too.

    • We’re well thank you. Our state (Virginia) is doing much better then some. We’ve ventured to outdoor activities and spent time with family but that’s about it.

    • That’s good to hear Nora, I hope it stays that way. We were doing really well, but as of midnight tonight we will be back in lockdown for 6 weeks. I hope that it gets sorted quickly and well.

  5. Leanne, beautiful images of Dahlias. I cherish my Macro lens, it takes me to unexpected captures.

  6. Macropoetry, Leanne! Thank you!

  7. I was just thinking of going out and trying a bit of this myself . . . if it ever stops raining!!! Nice to see the Floral Friday again!

    • I was thinking of doing the same, but too much rain. It has stopped now here, but alas it is too dark. I’m glad you are happy to see it again Tania, thank you.

  8. Beautiful photos, Leanne. Just like old times.

  9. Jack

    Very Nice… always been fond of Macro photography such a neat perspective. designs, textures, lighting, dimensions etc… Thanks for sharing Leanne.

    • Thank you Jack, I love macro photography. It took me a while to get my own macro lens, but when I did I was so happy. They definitely give you a different way of looking at the world. You’re welcome Jack.

  10. I love the droplets, they act as a magnifying glass!

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