Flower Portrait: Raindrops

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Nalinki at Angles and Views has started #flowersoverflowers where we can share our favourite blossoms of the week. It seems like a good idea to spread some blooms across the Internet. I am more than happy to join in.

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  1. Is this the new camera? It’s an irresistible shot.

    1. Heyjude says:

      ‘fraid not. It was taken with an older Panasonic TZ10 which I recently found did very good close-ups. This pelargonium is in my ‘yard’ so it was shot through an open window in the rain!

  2. Sue says:

    Nice one, Jude! And like Meg, I want to know if it was taken with the OMD…and which lens?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Panasonic TZ10 – as I said to Meg, it was raining and I took this shot from indoors. I do have some flower photos coming up that were taken using the OMD with the 40 – 150mm (80 – 300)lens. I must admit it is quite a learning curve going from a bridge camera that ranges from 24 – 720mm! Do you have to change lenses mid-shoot or do you stick to scenes that suit the lens? I cheated and took the Panasonic with me to get the wide angles shots!

      1. Sue says:

        Sometimes I challenge myself to use only one lens, and zoom with my feet… Other times, I will change lenses mid shoot.

        1. Heyjude says:

          I suppose this is something I will get used to over time. Just wondering if I can justify buying the macro lens, which is actually the reason I went the 4/3 route, before I come down to Surrey.

        2. Sue says:

          Well, why not….you’re only young once πŸ˜€

        3. Heyjude says:

          I wish… πŸ™‚

        4. Sue says:

          Haha…I left youth behind some time ago’

        5. Heyjude says:

          Was it Oscar Wilde who said that “youth is wasted on the young”?

        6. Sue says:

          Whoever it was, they were bang to rights!

  3. One of my favourite flowers, simple but beautiful.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have a ‘bit of a thing’ for pelargoniums…

  4. restlessjo says:

    I surely had a few of these yesterday but I mostly captured mine on sculptures. πŸ™‚ I expect I’ll get to download them at some point. πŸ™‚

  5. A lovely capture, Jude, thank you.

  6. nalinki says:

    Beautiful! The raindrops look like diamonds on it

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you. Rain does have its bonus points πŸ™‚

  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    There will never be too many flowers Jude. Your new camera has a huge focal range (if that’s the term) it sounds fab!

    1. Heyjude says:

      We shall see Gilly. What I have noticed so far is that the details look sharper and it is better with the contrasts, so the sky is not overexposed. Not that I have had a lot of opportunity to photograph a blue sky lately!

  8. pommepal says:

    Beautifully focused Jude I will have to check out the link you gave us.

  9. Really gorgeous flower shot. πŸ™‚

  10. Dreamwalker says:

    Wonderful contribution.. and I popped over from Pauline’s and hope to join in on my gardening blog πŸ™‚ Nice to meet you πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Nice to meet you too Dreamwalker πŸ™‚

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