Columbine After Showers

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedJune 9, 2013
TakenJune 9, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/200 sec at f/10
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length98 mm

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Photo license: © All rights reserved

...Which things the angels desire to look into. I Peter 1: 12

The Columbines grow
On delicate stem
It pays to kneel below
To shoot neath' them,
Where it's a good angle.

There sits a tiny angel...
Holding a butterfly
Framed in the flowers,
That stand up high
After rain showers...
Poetry by me AJP© 2013

We have had lots of wind and rain most of the day which made it difficult to capture
these flowers but had to wait until the wind took a break from blowing and the rain
died down to a gentle sprinkle.

Thank you very much for the courtesy of the spotlight, Michelle Wambaugh!!!

16 responses

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (9 Jun 2013):

    Terrific composition...Just beautiful!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (9 Jun 2013):

    I love the colors of your columbine! Mine are purple and white. Your frame really keeps the eye in the photo.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (9 Jun 2013):

    Thanks for the kind words...It still remains cold here for June but am happy that the Columbine as fragile as it looks is a tough plant to withstand our cold climate this year.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (9 Jun 2013):

    A beautiful dream!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (9 Jun 2013):

    i love these delicate looking flowers! the hummingbirds probably do too.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2013):

    Pretty and peaceful scene.

  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (10 Jun 2013):

    Magical Shot!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (10 Jun 2013):

    Thank you all...Leslie, Speaking of hummingbirds...I happened to look up after shooting a picture of the Columbines and one of these speedy birds flew close to me, but by the time I got myself in gear it flew away ....I would have loved to have captured just one good picture of it by the flowers....Next time hopefully I will be ready:)

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (11 Jun 2013):

    Love the colors in the Columbines and your POV really captured the best angle of the flowers. The rains always enhance the colors in nature and the garden angel adds so much to this photo!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (11 Jun 2013):

    Love the colors in this shot, great idea to frame it!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (11 Jun 2013):

    Beautiful shot!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (12 Jun 2013):

    These flowers are so brilliant and breathtaking, Andrea. You really did an excellent job capturing them so perfectly! They always look so lovely in a garden, adding much color and a dazzling effect. Great photo!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (12 Jun 2013):

    I`ve never seen them in these colours although I have several colours in my flower beds. These are absolutely stunning!!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (13 Jun 2013):

    Very beautiful image, Andrea!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (14 Jun 2013):

    Beautifully composed, Andrea. Love the rich tones and the adorable angel.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (18 Jun 2013):

    Such a pretty image. Very charming elements.

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