Sunday, May 18, 2008

Morning Spring Rain







20 comments:

Priya said...

lovely pictures:)

Rick Lee said...

Thanks Priya! It's good to hear from you.

Publisher Jack said...

Rick, have you seen any of the dreaded Cicadas yet? John Marra has everyone in a panic where I live. You'll have to get a macro photo of one. They look a bit like a miniature Mothman with their red eyes.

Roberta said...

Dear Rick. I have the dreaded Cicadas in my hard oaks.

I see you shifting from relaxing on the veranda to spraying and plucking. :)

Rick Lee said...

No, I haven't seen any yet. I'll keep my eyes peeled. I'm sure they'll be interesting to photograph. I always like the bugs... which reminds me that I forgot to put the "bugs" tag on this post. I just did that... so you can click on "bugs" to see more bugs if you like. There's a dead bug from August of 2006 that looks like a Cicada. It was taken in western Kentucky.

Heidi said...

Lovely spring rain, indeed... especially the way you show it to us.

So glad that all health-wise is going to be alright and that the attack was minor. Take care.

Sincerely, Heidi

Jason Means said...

Hey Rick, good to see you posting again. Hope your feeling better.

Per the comment on Cicadas, they are out in good numbers. I got several good macro pics of them yesterday out at my folks house near Kanawha State Forest.

I can't wait to snap some more pics. My big goal now is to catch one actually emerging from its shell. A hefty task indeed, but I think I'm up to the challange.

Joanna said...

My reactions as I scroll down the post: pretty, pretty, very pretty, pretty, pretty, ACK!, huh.

Heh. As others have commented: good to see you back.

kenju said...

Welcome back, Rick!

Anthony said...

Hello Rick,
Greetings from California!
I just checked your blog and see you had something of a close call. Glad you're ok! Take care of yourself!! ... These Morning Spring Rain pics are incredible. I like the second from the top the best! Of course, all of them are absolutely beautiful!

-Anthony

fishing guy said...

Rick: Very nice nature captures.

b13 said...

These are amazing. Your talent never ceases to amaze me. Glad to hear you are ok!

Carletta said...

He's back!
These are stunning - I love the clarity of the raindrops in that first one - all wonderful!
Good to see you posting again.

Richard said...

I like the second from the top the best too. Although the fly on the holly bush is very neat mainly because my insects usually fly away before I trigger the shot. What kind of lens did you use for the fly?

Rick Lee said...

Richard, they're all shot with the same lens... because the lens is not interchangeable on the Fuji F100. :-)

Peruby said...

Richard answered one of my questions - those are holly leaves.

I didn't notice the white moth on the pink flowers until I clicked on the photo to make it bigger.

Superb.

Rick Lee said...

I don't recall seeing a moth with a yellow racing stripe before. BTW, the pink flowers are rhododendrons.

Richard said...

You got that with a Fuji F100? Wow. I was guessing some $800 piece of glass, a dedicated macro, at least. Very nice job. Nice work.

Rick Lee said...

I've owned several of the little Fuji pocket cameras and they always have fantastic macro performance. They almost seem to be made for macro. All of the produce blogging is done with the little Fuji and most all of the rest of the macro stuff on the blog also. I've been known to get the little Fuji out on professional jobs when a macro shot is needed. The little camera is so much easier to handle when you need to get it in really close. It will fit places where you can't get a big camera. For instance, that shot of the plant coming up between the boards of the porch in this post. A big camera could not have been that low to the ground.

Lukrecja said...

nice