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Then It Rained

Just behind the large stone shell in my garden which you see in the images of the same name there is a rooted cutting of an old Peony. It's in full bloom now, thriving and just loving the recent days of rainfall. Must be around 1 dozen flowerheads on it this year.

I used black card underneath this flower which was hanging over the path a little, then darkened the bg in PS. I have tried turning the image 180 degrees but prefer it as it was originally. Reminds me of an old Japanese print! Mods are on, in case you want to try something different!

Thank you so much for all those lovely comments and votes for Maggie's Tulip. I gather she popped in to keep tracks on how it was doing and is delighted. A very big "Thank You" to Ronnie (RonnieAG) for that prized UA! A surprise and great pleasure!

Tags: Raindrops Flower Close-up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Peony

Voters: MandsH, jennialexander, andylea and 83 more

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MandsH 14 England
10 Jun 2010 7:55AM
Gorgeous shot
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 8:05AM
good morning ann
beautiful colours wonderful detail a cracker nice one Wink
Ray42 13 3 England
10 Jun 2010 8:08AM
A lovely shade of pink - good detail
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 8:08AM
I like the black b.g Ann and worked so well with this flower. Nice light and colours with those lovely water droplets.

imagio 14 12 1 England
10 Jun 2010 8:14AM
Does'nt need a mod Ann,its spot on..

metro074 11 8 Australia
10 Jun 2010 8:14AM
Absolutly stunning capture. A beautiful colour. The detail is awesome. Love rain drops. Very well taken.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
10 Jun 2010 8:19AM
Very, very beautiful, Ann, and enhanced by the water droplets. Carol
lesliea 11 2 Australia
10 Jun 2010 8:21AM
Beautiful image great detail and colours , well captured.
goso 14 2 1 Australia
10 Jun 2010 8:24AM
Lovely image with fine detail Ann...Bill
10 Jun 2010 9:01AM
A lovely blossom well presented - Raja.
sherring 13 46 13 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 9:05AM
Love it. Superb Image.

accipiter 11 61 England
10 Jun 2010 9:14AM
Lovely shot. well captured. A
nickyv32 14 135 England
10 Jun 2010 9:22AM
What a cracking shot, such a beautiful color flower

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
10 Jun 2010 9:52AM
This is simply beautiful, Ann. The shot itself is spot on in every way, and thinking of turning it upside down is so good and has worked so well here. As you say, it has a sort of oriental quality! Very nice work in every way.
Regards, Ronnie.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 9:54AM
Superb !!
heids 11 1 1 Scotland
10 Jun 2010 9:55AM
Stunning image
Rock 19 10 2 England
10 Jun 2010 10:05AM
Grand shot !

morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 10:44AM
Lovely shot, wonderful colour and detail, beautifully taken.

10 Jun 2010 11:02AM
what a brill shot Ann the only mod is to leave it as it is great pov spot on
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
10 Jun 2010 11:38AM
Lovely with this Paeon and itīs stripes

another beautiful presentation, well done!
NobbytheNobster 12 33 5 England
10 Jun 2010 12:31PM
Great shot, excellent presentation and works well on a dark background.
10 Jun 2010 1:01PM
What a beautiful image Ann - superb colour & detail, my pleasure to be the 30th click !

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
10 Jun 2010 1:08PM
Beautiful color and composition!
Anjantoo 13 7 1 England
10 Jun 2010 1:34PM
Its' a gorgous colour isn't it? My peopny had just flowered, massive bright heads, we had a storm and practically wrecked the whole bush, the weight of the water broke all the flower heads down!
Growmore 12 4 3 England
10 Jun 2010 2:07PM
Love the presentation it looks beautiful, a superb image good colour and great detail. Gary
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 2:12PM
Beautiful shot and so well detailed
Jekaro 12 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 2:14PM
What a fantastic image, Ann, wonderful colours, details and so very well presented.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
10 Jun 2010 2:33PM
Beautiful image Ann. Don't you hate what the rain does to all your beautiful flowers! Especially iris's and tall stemmed plants........Sandy
Techno 12 6.1k 8 England
10 Jun 2010 3:27PM
Pleased to award you 40 on this fine posting, nice work Ann.
10 Jun 2010 3:57PM
great image full of detail very well presented.
Billyray 13 70 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 5:18PM
An excellent shot Ann, great colours, great presentation and a cracking black background.

Oliverpants 12 2 2 England
10 Jun 2010 5:41PM
Superb, in fact super superb. I love everything about it. Spot on in everyway. Have a UA from me. Ann
User_Removed 12 80 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 6:04PM
Gorgeous image!
Thank you for your kind comment, I have uploaded some 'bruise pics' Smile
Dave_Holdham 12 4 1 Wales
10 Jun 2010 6:27PM
Wonderful colourful and detailed image, love the water droplets Smile
Amanita05 11 11 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 6:29PM
Agree with all of the above!!! Beautiful Light & Presentation!!

Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
10 Jun 2010 7:24PM
So beautiful Ann, love the droplets.
Roly 14 Wales
10 Jun 2010 7:56PM
Beautiful shot Ann,love it.
Suehh 14 39 6 England
10 Jun 2010 8:43PM
Just perfect as it is Ann

saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
10 Jun 2010 9:26PM
This is a fantastic shot, beautifully composed.
milky 18 5 Wales
11 Jun 2010 6:05AM
Great shot beautiful water droplets A1 detail & colour-------Milky
porty2003 17 97 Scotland
11 Jun 2010 10:26AM
Cracking shot Ann,composition/framing are suberb.The water droplets are the icing on the cakeSmile

Herge88 14 40 6 England
11 Jun 2010 1:15PM
Super colours and presentation.

Best Matt
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
11 Jun 2010 1:50PM
It looks beautiful from here Ann,
Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2010 2:16PM
Lovely image Ann, love it.
mrjt 15 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2010 5:48PM
A really nice Gallery with some great shots.
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
11 Jun 2010 10:26PM
Superb & lovely capture & image rendering of the beautiful pink Peony. Great work with LX3, Ann. Regards...Peter
Adderwatcher 11 60 19 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2010 6:41PM
GordonLack 11 3 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2010 7:01AM
Simply Beautiful

digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
14 Jun 2010 1:17PM
simply superb click
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
14 Jun 2010 11:31PM
such a pretty pink peony perfectly photographed and presented
15 Jun 2010 10:29AM
Beautifully done.
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2010 11:04AM
Gorgeous shot !!
Love the soft colours
leginR 13 England
17 Jun 2010 8:28AM
Beautiful image Ann.
Regards Nigel

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