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"Raindrops on Roses"

By RonnieAG
Actually Raindrops on Peony Roses: the original shot, taken in the garden yesterday after heavy showers, is V 2, but I thought a close crop with a left to right flip would make for an interesting almost abstract.

My thanks to all as ever for the comments on Triple Peony, and with special thanks to Ray {Billyray} for his User Award.


News about Sue........Sue118
I heard from Sue yesterday and she has asked me to let all know that she is OK following her Carpal Tunnel op. However, she has had a slight set back on the road to recovery but wishes to assure us that she will be back on site here again soon.............R.

Tags: Raindrops Flowers and plants Peony rose Bowl of Beauty

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PattiW 12 24 2 United States
28 Jun 2013 12:40AM
I love the colors, the droplets, the full frame, everything PattiSmileSmileSmile

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richmowil Plus
9 335 2 England
28 Jun 2013 12:51AM
Strong colours here!! I think I prefer v2 due to the added contrast form the background!! They are both good!!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
28 Jun 2013 12:57AM
Sharp on the rain drops and elsewhere as it needs to be--- these are both fine, but I like v2 for its concrete nature!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
28 Jun 2013 4:23AM
So great with the raindrop details

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
28 Jun 2013 5:08AM
Both very beautiful and the rain drops are wonderful.........Sandy
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Jun 2013 5:42AM
Two beautiful image, Ronnie, and thanks for the update on Sue. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 5:48AM
Two lovely images. V1 is the winner for me. It seems to be a very good year for peonies.
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 6:36AM
Beautiful and superbly detailed captures.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 7:14AM
Two lovely images Ronnie, but for
me the close up of V1 is amazing with the clarity
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
28 Jun 2013 7:18AM
An unusual but delightful abstract.

28 Jun 2013 7:41AM
Beautiful images Ronnie,
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
28 Jun 2013 7:44AM
Stunning Ronnie V1 all the way , those water droplets are fantastic SmileSmile

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 7:46AM
A big thumbs up for both Ronnie!
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
28 Jun 2013 8:03AM
wonderful detail GrinGrinGrin
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 8:09AM
two wonderful detailed captures ronnie fantastic colours and light has to be v1 for me today a full on stunner nice one Wink
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
28 Jun 2013 8:14AM
They could also be spider the detail in the drops........V1 for me............GrinGrinGrinGrin
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 8:37AM
Two wonderful images Ronnie, fabulous colours and great clarity

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
28 Jun 2013 8:56AM
Two wonderful images Ronnie with either o being able to stand on it's own. I think I prefer V1 simply because of it's abstract presentation.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 8:57AM
2 great images Ronnie, V1 takes it, like the water droplets, and the coloursSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

adrian_w Plus
10 3.7k 4 England
28 Jun 2013 9:18AM
excellent abstract in V1.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Jun 2013 9:24AM
Wonderful images Ronnie. Diamond speckled beauties.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 10:23AM
V1 makes a most interesting abstract with more rain than rose!
In V2 it is hard to believe your beautiful peony can withstand that rainfall,
yet she is holding her own and standing proud.
Bravdo 10 17 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 10:44AM
Great capture of the detail and colour in this Ronnie, a difficult choice in choosing , again both excellent captures and worthy of placing in there own standing. The water droplets just add more to the image. Excellent work.

28 Jun 2013 10:53AM
I love these images, Ronnie - so sharp and clear!
I particularly like the contrast between subject and background.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
28 Jun 2013 11:16AM
Two super shots, Ronnie. Love both of them, but V1 is quite impressive with those numerous drops and lovely colours.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 1:44PM
V1 for me Ronnie
Your technique makes it a certain winner

28 Jun 2013 1:48PM
Two stunning captures. V1 is exceptional with these fascinating droplets and the clarity..
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 1:50PM
V1 for me too, so many of those crisp little drops.
28 Jun 2013 2:51PM
Yes has to be V1 for me also Ronnie natures little droplets make great magnifying glasses indeed v2 is up there as well but you cut is todays winner


Just finished another day of sandpapering paintwork such joy!!!
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 4:26PM
Cracking shot !!!.....lovely colours, with beautiful 'sparkly' notch !!
Wonderful.. A box of sparkling jewel..
28 Jun 2013 5:27PM
V2 for me Ronnie, a magical shot.

John Smile
moiral 7 12 Scotland
28 Jun 2013 5:47PM
While V1 is an excellent close up Ronnie, I have to say that V2 is superb. The flower just jumps out of the screen. Moira
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 6:20PM
Love the detail Ronnie.
evelen 13 5 England
28 Jun 2013 6:34PM
excellent images lovely rain drops colour and detail Ronnie.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
28 Jun 2013 9:45PM
2 beautiful shots Ronnie, V1 is my fav,
28 Jun 2013 10:06PM
Two stunning images Ronnie..Lin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Jun 2013 11:50PM
Two great shots, of which I prefer v2 although v1 makes a superb abstract. As said above, v2 is almost 3d
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
29 Jun 2013 12:02AM
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
29 Jun 2013 12:23AM
V1 is magical, a masterclass in macrophotography
29 Jun 2013 12:06PM
2 super macro images with great water droplets
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2013 5:55PM
Fills the frame with wonderful colour and detail.
Nice work, Ronnie.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2013 7:58PM
Love V1 its a winner for me. Tight cropping and water droplets. Excellent work Ronnie. paul
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2013 9:19PM
Definitely like your V1 Ronnie.
30 Jun 2013 8:51AM
V2 is excellent Ronnie but I love v1 - a superb natural abstract. All the planets and nebulae one could wish for. A great decision to make this crop. A
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 9:19AM
I like what you have done in V1, Ronnie, showing all the detail of the droplets.
xwang 8 56 8
2 Jul 2013 4:16PM
Wonderful light control...great detail.
4 Jul 2013 7:42PM
Amazing water droplets - V1 for me.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 5:47PM
Two super shots but its V2 for me.

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