After a string of hot and dry days, most flowers and gardens in the Mid Atlantic Region are more than happy to get a shower of water to quench their thirst. In this case it’s not Mother Nature, but a simple garden hose and sprinkler that has supplied the much needed drink.

I shot this Daylily (of some type) while watering recently and had hopes of drawing in a few birds while I sat off in a shaded area. A few past by for a quick wetting of the wings, but no photo ops were to be had. At least the flowers enjoyed the event. :-)

Camera: Nikon D5000 Lens: Nikon 18-55mm with  46mm Macro adapter. Processing: Photoshop CS5

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24 Responses to Quenching the Thirst

  1. Len Saltiel says:

    Nice shot Jimi. I know some photographers actually carry a spray bottle with them to simulate the “rain”
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  2. Jan Winther says:

    Nice color contrast going on here. Very cool – love the touch of water drops on the flower.
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  3. Jim Nix says:

    wow Jimi that is awesome!!!
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  4. Eden says:

    Nothing wrong with providing a little “man made” dew :)
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  5. Ed Prescott says:

    Great Lilly shot, I have used the spray bottle trick before..;-))
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  6. Jason Hines says:

    GREAT shot Jimi – I absolutely love this!
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  7. Steve Beal says:

    Sweet macro – wow. Love those drops of water.
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  8. Beautiful colors.
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  9. lovegrandpa says:

    Great shots! I love the colors and I love the way how the flower was taken. :)
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  10. Tobias Mann says:

    Hello. I’m always glad to see a fellow photograhers work and this is I have to say a great shot. your blog seems to be primarily about HDR this is a pretty simple calm HDR that works well. I have played with HDR photography in the past and found it to be interesting but difficult. Autobracketing has helped though. What do you use to process your images. I deal with photos with a more classical feel to them on my blog.
    Tobias Mann recently posted..Photo Of The Day #25

    • Jimi Jones says:

      Hi Tobias.
      Sorry for the delayed response, somehow missed your comment.
      I use both Photomatix and HDR Efex for processing my brackets into an HDR. Both are great programs, although HDR Efex has more presets and controls.

      There are quite a few styled of HDR, none if which are bad, it’s a matter of individual preference. You’ll have to find your zone as the processing unfolds. :-)

      I’ll be doing a detailed post on this topic in the near future, when time allows.

      Thanks for your comment and question, Tobias.
      Jimi Jones recently posted..Sunset on the Bay

  11. Wonderful shot Jimi. Love the water drops. I keep hearing about the water bottle, and I agree it is a great idea. I just keep forgetting to bring it along!

  12. Dave DiCello says:

    Brilliant work Jimi, incredible

  13. Adam Allegro says:

    Nice post, made me smile. I never thought of the human water effect. well done!
    Adam Allegro recently posted..Golden Sunset over Vernazza

    • Jimi Jones says:

      Hi Adam.
      Glad you got a smile of of the deal. :-)
      I learned that toting a water bottle is a strategy used by many photogs. Had never even thought of that nest trick.
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