Catharantus After The Rain.

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Day before yesterday I was waiting for a storm to pass by to photograph in my garden. That storm never made it.
Today we had two storms, one of them with light rain and about 3 hours later another one that poured a good amount of rain on our pretty dry lawn.
I ventured into our garden with my ancient D1X and 80-400 VR lens. VR off because I had the combo on my Manfrotto tripod.
The last time I used this lens was on my D70s and I tell you AF was fast and precise with the D1X. I set the camera to ISO 400 since it was a little dark.
The lens was set to 400mm wide open. It appears to me to be slightly soft at this aperture but close 1 stop, or better yet, close 2 and the sharpness is excellent. I am sure this lens performs very nicely with the FX cameras.
I burned-in just a little the areas around the flower and the result was that now the new flower on top appear to be under directional lighting, a nice touch. I cropped to taste to eliminate unwanted detail.
The rain, still hanging on flowers and leaves, reinforces the visual design.
These are my favorite flowers to photograph.


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William Rodriguez
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Thank you Greg for your always nice comments. I love to photograph before and after a storm and in this particular shot I tried to explain the steps I took to photograph so that others can understand how it was done.
Size most be OK because I do not have you complaining any more!
William.
 

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