Rain--Too Little, Too Late

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    Canonrebel,
    I love looking at closeups of brightly colored flowers. Thanks! I keep waiting for one of the precariously-clinging drops to suddenly let go and run down a petal.

    Was this available light outside or did you bounce a flash?
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    Raymond
     
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    My children presented these flowers to their step-Mother with a note with the words "We Love You, Mom". The rain drops are probably her tear drops :) The strangest things can make her cry.LOL.

    Anyway, I sat the flowers in the bay window in front of white shear curtains. I made a paper cone out of a rolled-up sheet of paper, scissored multiple slits in the wide end, dipped it in a glass of water and used it to sprinkle the flowers.

    Available light through the window from the right side.
    a hand mirror to direct a smidge of kicker light to hightight the in-focused flower in order to accentuate a point of focus.
    Exposure Compensation was -1/3 (don't know if this made a difference, but my intention was to enhance the point of focus).
    Camera was tripod mounted and the timer delay was used.
    Camera distance was probably less than 12 inches.
     
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    Nicely done and some ideas I will have to try!
     

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