I must have a thousand photos of flowers taken in deserts, mountains, conservatories, and family gardens. I think some of the loveliest were taken of raindrops on roses in Queen Mary’s Gardens at The Regent’s Park in London.
I visited on a not uncommon September day that alternated sunshine and rain. This is my favorite from that day. I love the coral color which symbolizes “desire”, the shimmering raindrops and the openness of the exposed petal. I think it’s a little bit sexy.
Jim McIntosh of Holes in My Soles has created a community forum called Magnificent Monday to “kick off the week on a high note”. Each week a theme is introduced and all are invited to share posts and photos that relate to it. This week’s theme is FLOWER POWER.
Join in or just follow the links on the Magnificent Monday page to other stories and photos!
Love this Cathy. There’s always something grand about raindrops on flowers, especially roses because it signifies new growth, blooms bursting forth and the sun shining again. Really good for those suffering the effects of Hurricane Irene and knowing it’s passed over with not too much loss of life!
Thanks, Jim, for your thoughtful perspective. I actually have many pics of raindrops on flowers from that day and others. This is my favorite.
Really nice image..love the raindrops it makes the flower glisten.. Having the green leaves as contrast adds to the image!!!
Thanks, Jim. Especially flattered to be complimented by a professional!
beautiful I love water on the petals too! You are right it is sexy.
Thanks for the getting the “sexy” part!
That is so beautiful!
Thanks, Sailor! 🙂
Very nice. Flowers are always a nice thing to shoot while you are out for a walk – if you look around, it’s amazing how many nice things to shoot right in the neighborhood. You can also get the raindrop effect if you use a mist spray bottle… but that’s cheating, right? 🙂
Thanks, Don. Thanks for the tip about a mist spray — never know when that might be necessary! 🙂
Great shot! Very sexy indeed. 🙂
Thanks — Sexy is a good thing! 🙂
Cathy, this is a beautiful shot! I’ve always found the best time to take photos of flowers is after it rains & I agree with you it is almost sexy 😛
wow that photo looks amazing.
the flower looks so red and sexy, i love the way you have focused on the droplets.
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It looks so alive and beautiful. Such a great shot!