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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Waterdrops - Part 2

This half open hibiscus made a pretty picture after the rain.

A high fence reflected....


I wanted to see how many song I could find with the word "rain" or "raindrops" in them and these were a few I came across. I must admit that I have not heard half of them!!
STEVIE WONDER LYRICS - Passionate Raindrops
INME LYRICS - Raindrops On Stones
SMASHING PUMPKINS LYRICS - Raindrops+Sunshowers
MANIC STREET PREACHERS LYRICS - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
TAMYRA GRAY LYRICS - Raindrops Will Fall
DARK LOTUS LYRICS - Black Rain
SLAUGHTERHOUSE LYRICS - Rain Drops
BILLY TALENT LYRICS - Standing In The Rain
DEBORAH COX LYRICS - September In The Rain
BASEMENT JAXX LYRICS – Raindrops
ANGIE STONE LYRICS - No More Rain (In This Cloud)

34 comments:

Friend of HK said...

Nice Macro photography!

Jo said...

Beautiful images, Joan. Has spring arrived in SA yet? Blessings Jo

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Friend of HK. Waterdrops make a great subject.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Jo. Yes it has but still no rain and I believe summer does not start until we do. I must admit we had a very mild winter with not too many cold days due to the wind we get from the Cape.

Firefly said...

Water drops make for some of the most beautiful pictures out there. I just have never tried on purpose to get a reflection in a drop before.

Sandra said...

I love raindrops, as you will see in my post today. that hibiscus is amazing, i have hundreds of them in the yard and have taken many photos of them half open, but this one is shaped like a big tear drop. raindrops are God's Diamons for His world. these are wonderful.

birdy said...

Nice captures Joan! You have some extra ordinary skills to capture raindrops. These raindrops bring me some cooling effects in this hot summer day.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love water especially when it is peaceful:-) Great shots. Diane

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

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blog with no name said...

Hi Joan!!

Let's not forget one of the greatest songs of all time...

"The Rain Song" by Led Zeppelin.
The jest of the song is that into every life, just a little rain must fall...

Water is the coolest thing to catch on camera I think... You get so much more with it... The fence is cool!

Gaelyn said...

Wow, very impressive raindrop macros and song list. I really like the idea of catching reflections in the water. Especially like the second to last image with the rows of drops on what could be spider webs. Very cool Joan.

Hope to see something on your sidebar soon about voting for you as best blog in ZA.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It is interesting finding some with good reflections in them Jonker, then catching them is a bit of a challenge. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Sandra. The Hibiscus here come in the most wonderful colors. I have done a few blogs on them and cannot get enough of their variety.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Birdy. It is getting hot here too thank goodness but I see you are still having a lots of floods and damage. How sad for the people who are hurt, killed or loose their homes in all of this.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love the rain Diane and never mind if it falls for days on end. I have seen too much drought not to appreciate every drop. I also like waterfalls, lakes etc. VERY peaceful as you say.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I have gone and verified my details Diane. Thank you once again for this nomination. It is greatly appreciated.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hello Mike. I was never a Zepplin fan so missed this one. Sorry. :)

You are right about into each life a little rain must fall. SOmetimes it is troublesome and sometimes it is a blessing.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Gaelyn. It was the hairs on the grass which caught the dew so this is an extreme close-up. It was so pretty.

Thank you. I will put something in the sidebar for the voting. :) This was so nice of Diane and I could not believe it when she told me about it.

Krista said...

Rain drops are my absolute favourite subject matter. I think they automatically take any subject and boost it up 5 or 6 notches on the pretty-meter.

These ones are really great. That hibiscus is gorgeous and... well... rain drop factor! LOL Great shots Joan!

Krista said...

ahem... had to post again because I'm not sure if I subscribed to get your response or not. ;o)

Andrea said...

Like small diamonds...
Water is the cheapest jewel we have :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I have to agree with you on all of that Krista as I am a sucker for pictures with rain or dew drops on them. :) It adds just that certain soemthing to a picture.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Andrea. They are beautiful. I am hoping that our rain will start soon too.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It seems as if I cannot spell Krista. LOL!! As you probably figured out, that should be "something". LOL!!

Philip said...

Joan when did it rain by you I am still waiting beautiful shots with the rain drops BTW :))

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! No such luck yet Philip. These are pictures I have taken and stored away until I have nothing else to post then I go and scratch them out. I wish we get rain soon.

Mary said...

Lovely rain drop shots!

JM said...

Fantastic shots! Great reflections on the droplets. Well done, Joan!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Mary.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Jose. I am hoping for rain soon so I can get some more. :)

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my Joan..these are so beautiful... I thought of 'Raindrops keep fallen on my head'...can I think of who sung it..no... LOL

Becky and Gary said...

Such perfect raindrops Joan. Don't you just love taking these images?
B.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Michelle. I think it was BJ Thomas if I remember correctly?

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I sure do Becky. I often wonder if people think I am crazy when they see me peering at these thing to see what reflections I can see in them. LOL!! I am not saying they are wrong though. LOL!!