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rainy sparkle

By annettep38  
Happy new year to you all Smile
hope you had a better holiday than me. for those who wonder why I haven't been out with the camera much: done with 70% of my stocktake now.. but then tomorrow we'll have the full crew again so it should go faster. Spent most of the morning changing the VAT in my invoices, price lists etc.

here is a photo from Sunday morning.. just after the rain in my favourite hunting ground. no bugs now, hardly a bird but still even now nature looks good.

many thanks for the mod to Martin. He and Brian are absolutely right about the dust. Yes I know photoshop although LR4 does the leveling for me. I noticed a colour shift in his mod which was not corresponding to the real light but the contrast was a definitely better.
Also big thanks for all your kind wishes and votes. Netta certainly wins the prize for the most unusual new year's wish.

Tags: Rain Water Flowers and plants Bokeh Wildlife and nature

Voters: AnnaBanana, taggart, Bzox and 57 more

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Jan 2014 10:59PM
supreme bokeh and details to die for! Loving this!

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1 Jan 2014 11:09PM
May as well start off 2014 with jewels like this, Annette.
Good job - don't work too hard.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
1 Jan 2014 11:33PM
Lets hope the weather changes Annette, hope you a good holiday and all the best for 2014 Smile
1 Jan 2014 11:52PM
Happy New Year Annette, lovely image,
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 11:55PM
As an ex main dealer sales manager I appreciate the joys of stock taking. Lovely to see your still able to take excellent pictures. Grin Peter. My parts manager hated taking stock.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 11:58PM
Beautifully observed and taken Annette.
Wishing you a more relaxed time after all this stocktaking.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
2 Jan 2014 12:51AM
Perfectly focused and composed!
ukgubbi 6 5 India
2 Jan 2014 1:05AM
Well observed and presented. lovely
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
2 Jan 2014 1:15AM
No bugs or birds but still a lovely image. - gary
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
2 Jan 2014 1:52AM
Nature's own jewels......wonderful!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Jan 2014 2:15AM
A beautiful image and one that so many would never have spotted as a potential subject, me finks, Annette.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 4:34AM
Gorgeous SmileSmile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
2 Jan 2014 5:48AM
Oh how we need those drops here Annette !! Heatwave conditions here - but I still prefer this to freezing cold and wet weather Smile A really lovely imageGrinGrinGrin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Jan 2014 6:21AM
Beautifully captured, Annette, we too have no bugs around at present, I think they're hiding from the abnormal amount of rain we are experiencing this winter. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 7:01AM
Beautiful subtle colours, lovely composition and a nice wet sparkle. I don't think that I will be able to resist a mod though.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 7:32AM
Like little pearls....
2 Jan 2014 8:08AM
Beautiful colours and detail!
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
2 Jan 2014 8:15AM
Good the image more POP...............GrinGrinGrinGrin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 8:38AM
A most beautiful image, the bokeh and selective focusing making for a wonderful dreamy thought evoking composition which works so very, very well Annette.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
2 Jan 2014 8:48AM
A lovely image AnnetteSmileIt wont take you long again until you finished stock take.
I used to have to do that when I worked in Woolworth many yrs ago,And I remember some one coming in and say "why don't you use carbon paper and keep the copy for next time" not as simple as that is it.Smile
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 9:20AM
Nature's own sparkles.
Happy New Year.
2 Jan 2014 9:59AM
Beautiful image for 2014. The light and mood are lovely.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
2 Jan 2014 10:44AM
Shine bright like a diamond as Rihanna sang Smile The dof accentuates the effect.

Happy New Year, Annette, all the best for 2014.

2 Jan 2014 11:39AM
love the dof excellent Annette

BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
2 Jan 2014 11:50AM
very lovely image.
Happy New Year to you.

B. Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
2 Jan 2014 12:50PM
Natures decorations photographed beautifully Annette.


Maiwand 11 3 73 England
2 Jan 2014 3:49PM
Lovely capture Annette. Dont work too hard!!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
2 Jan 2014 4:01PM
Happy New Year!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 6:20PM
So simple Annette, but so effective

The only VAT's over there are the ones you splosh about in with the grapesWink

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
2 Jan 2014 9:03PM
Sparkling - lovely.Smile
2 Jan 2014 10:04PM
Lovely shot Annette. Happy New Year. Cathy
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 3:22PM
Gorgeous shot !!......lovely & sparkly !!
ZoeKemp 5 31 England
4 Jan 2014 3:27PM
Very pretty. Natural jewels
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
5 Jan 2014 4:25PM
The raindrops with the light reflected in them sparkle like tiny jewels in this eyecatching images. Natures beauty perfectly captured on camera

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