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Steve Foss

What the rain does . . .

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I was out in the woods yesterday and made some pictures of flowers. And then it rained. And then I decided to go back and recapture the flowers as close as possible to the original compositions, but with the moisture. As you'll see, the lighting and comps changed slightly from some to some.

I've paired the images that are both dry and wet. The others are, well, others . . .

All with the Canon 30D and Canon 100 f2.8 macro, iso100-200, various apertures, all handheld, some with rests

Canada mayflower (false lily of the valley)

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Wood anemone, one of the most delicate of spring flowers

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Jack-in-the-pulpit emerging, with background birches

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Among the most ancient of plants, the horsetail

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The wild plum

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Marsh marigolds in profusion

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Great looking stuff Steve. Makes me itch for a good macro lense.

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Interesting comparisons. The light looks identical but I like the addition of the rain to these.

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I agree, the rain makes the difference. The added texture is great. The wild plum is my favorite.

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Thanks guys. I was especially happy the light was nice in the before and after shots so the comparisons could be very close. The skies turned partly cloudy so I could just wait for the right light. I used a diffusion disc on the before shots, and if I got impatient waiting for the light to change, using the diffuser again on the after shots to help things along evened it right out. gringrin

Plus, all the before and after flowers were within 50 feet of each other, which made it really easy.

Some of these look darker on my monitor after posting them than they did during pp. My bad.

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Great stuff Steve! Water/moisture does bring a lot of different texture into a photo, thanks for sharing!

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