Hidden treasures …

I took a couple of photographs of this peony blossom that had started opening yesterday … a few before the thunderstorms and a few more in between the storms.  I wasn’t too excited about any of them,  the light was low enough that I really needed the tripod to keep sharp focus.  Today it is open a bit more and is approximately 5″ across.  I saw the little spider while I was capturing the images, but the shutter speed was still long enough that it’s feet are blurred.  I noticed the remnants of last night’s rain after I’d loading the images to my laptop.  If you don’t see them immediately, imagine a diagonal line from the lower left to the upper right.  About 1/4 of the distance along that line moving up and right from the lower left corner is where you’ll find it.  I used one of the matte, silver-colored sun-shields from car to reflect a little of the available light back on the “face” of the flower.

Nikon D7100, 50 mm, 0.4 sec @ f / 16, ISO 100
Nikon D7100, 50 mm, 0.4 sec @ f / 16, ISO 100

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