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Don't you know it's raining?
of coarse I do!! silly bird...can't you see my matching camera raincoat in same colour as my jacket?
Nobody was venturing out in the rain...but let it be known
my camera and I are fitted out ready to go, what's a bit of rain?
hand held, high iso, but too dark really for a faster shutter

Another from the Cloud mountains in Costa Rica.
look at that amazing beak, it just pierces the flower for the pollen, will put on a version for you...cheeky bird!

thanks everyone for stopping by
sorry I am not on swimming feels a little too cold...when it gets warmerWinkWink
but I will put on eventually

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Aug 2014 - 10:07 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Slaty Flowerpiercer
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:17 Aug 2014 - 10:03 PM
Tags:Birds, Costa rica, Flowers, Nature, Rain, Slaty Flowerpiercer, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
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Comments

MaryFaith
17 Aug 2014 - 10:05 PM

Simply beautiful - love the rain and bokeh! Smile

Mary

JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
17 Aug 2014 - 10:06 PM

Two more beauties Lillian.....and I just love rain images! Smile John

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2014 - 10:15 PM

The art of a photographer, two superb images under difficult conditions. Well done Lillian.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2014 - 10:17 PM

Wet...very wet Lillian, love the name....and the atmosphere.
Ron

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2014 - 10:24 PM

Looking rather wet Lillian but a super image.
Joan

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
17 Aug 2014 - 10:25 PM

V1 is an outstanding image, Lillian. Rain, rain go away... but it didn't, and nor did you. Well done.GrinGrin

Fred

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
17 Aug 2014 - 10:29 PM

Excellent Lillian, V1 my favourite,
Fred.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2014 - 10:37 PM

Great captures in those rainy conditions.
Cheeky little fellow!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2014 - 11:07 PM

Beautiful (if rather damp) capture Lillian.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

alcontu
alcontu e2 Member alcontu vcard Italy
17 Aug 2014 - 11:13 PM

Beautiful pictures with rain and color protagonists together with the little bird....

cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9915 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2014 - 11:35 PM

two beautiful shots Lillian
Neil

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2014 - 11:50 PM

2 great images Lillian, a great looking bird a super looking flowerSmile

Cliff

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 2:19 AM

I think they have no choice--- silly bird!

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 4:26 AM

Two super images Lillian. Nothing can stop you.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 5:42 AM

Great photography as always Lillian...

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 6:11 AM


Quote: Beautiful pictures with rain and color protagonists together with the little bird....

As a colour protagonist I couldn't agree more.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 7:16 AM

Kinda wet then?????

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 7:29 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmile Sue

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2212 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 7:36 AM

A brilliant wet images LillianSmile
nettaSmile

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 8:11 AM

Two excellent captures, Lillian!
Worth getting wet for.

RichardSmile

morpheus1955
18 Aug 2014 - 8:41 AM

Two superb images Lillian

Hugh

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 9:48 AM

Good on you braving the elements, Lillian, and with such good results: two lovely shots in the rain.
R.

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 11:25 AM

Top shots!

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 11:52 AM

Two lovely captures, Lillian - looks like the sort weather we're having over here! Wink
Trev Smile

Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2014 - 12:35 PM

Two lovely shots

MyaGrin

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 1:27 PM

Well coloured these ones Lillian.
And I love the rain when I am out with my camera.
It is a good excuse to go to the pub !!
Mick.

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 2:42 PM

Rain, well you only get wet! Good for you not missing any chances - super shot!

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
18 Aug 2014 - 3:02 PM

tow great shots lillian. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 5:24 PM

Lovely colourful shots with those beautiful blooms
Ju

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4734 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 5:24 PM

Terrific shots !!!.....such dedication !.....got the right results though, impressive !!Smile

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 5:28 PM

Great shots Lillian, and well done for stepping out into the very Rainy Forrest. Gorgeous colour in the Flower.

JohnSmile

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
18 Aug 2014 - 6:18 PM

A splendid image.

Myra

kathrynlouise
18 Aug 2014 - 7:36 PM

2 fabulous images Lillian, brave lady, looked quite a down pour GrinGrin

Kathryn

Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
19 Aug 2014 - 4:29 PM

Rain doesn't stop play.. lovely images, like the "Bottoms Up" one.

Ruth

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2014 - 9:12 PM

What a wonderful name for this little bird, glad to see you getting out in the rain, the tomcat would have been indoors in a bar no doubt!Tongue

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