Rain Lilies

by Bethany Plonski August. 13, 2019 231 views

When I first saw these flowers, I was all excited because they reminded me of crocuses, which I haven't seen since I was little. At some point my mom planted crocuses along one side of our house, so each year when winter was ending, I would walk by the flower bed every day to see if the crocuses had come up yet, because that meant spring was just around the corner.

But it's not spring, and thanks to the botanical garden's signs, I now know these are zephyranthes candida, native to South America but doing just fine in the hot, humid Georgia summer.

This week I was working on shallow depth of field, so these are a little experimental. :)

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Jay Boggess 5 months, 1 week ago

Nice work! Great tight foci & lovely bokeh!grinning

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Jay Boggess 5 months ago

Thank you so much! It has been interesting seeing how bokeh differs from one lens to another.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Bethany Plonski 5 months ago

+1grinning+1

Indeed!!!

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Russell Smith 5 months, 1 week ago

#4 and #6 are my favorite two from this series :)

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Russell Smith 5 months ago

Thank you so much!

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Camellia Staab 5 months, 1 week ago

#4 did it for me. Although, all the captures are beautiful, #4 with the sparkling bokeh is gorgeous.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Camellia Staab 5 months ago

Thank you so much! Always fun to play with reflections and water glare. smile

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Buster Bruce 5 months, 1 week ago

Exquisite imagery Bethany!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Buster Bruce 5 months ago

Thank you so much! smile

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Ram Ya 5 months, 1 week ago

#4 Oh that bokeh is stunning!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Ram Ya 5 months ago

Thank you so much, Ram! Couldn't resist the reflections from the little stream behind the flowers. smile

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Antonio Gil 5 months, 1 week ago

Love the bokeh in #4, and all the beauty throughout. Lovely work Bethany

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Antonio Gil 5 months ago

Thank you so much! There was a beautiful little stream running through the garden, which helped a lot with the bokeh.

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Ho Kim 5 months, 1 week ago

So beautiful they are! I don't know whether they are raindrop or water drops from sprinkler,  but they make flowers even more beautiful and make them look full of life. Thank you for sharing those lovely pictures. smile

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Ho Kim 5 months ago

Thank you, I'm so glad you liked them! I think these were raindrops from the sprinkler, but I was glad for it. smile I agree, water droplets make flowers even lovelier.

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Stephanie K Persaud 5 months, 1 week ago

Lovely pictures...very peaceful

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Stephanie K Persaud 5 months, 1 week ago

Thank you so much! smile

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