Rain in paradise garden (part III)

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 20 January 2008 in Plant & Nature.

Here's another capture I've shot last year's summer after a heavy rain. Though that summer broke various weather records ("warmest summer"), I mostly remember a stuttering summer with lots of rain. However, my ferns liked that and this image shows you another shot of my happy Adiantum, accompanied by a small Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata the King'. (part I, part II).

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

So beautiful and lush. Like being in a jungle. The rich green is fantastic.

20 Jan 2008 6:45am

@Michael Skorulski: Like being in a jungle.
That would be wonderful! But actually, these plants are quite small, it's just an illusion :)

eddy from Tehran, Iran

very good

20 Jan 2008 11:20am

@eddy: Thanks, eddy! Thankfully, all these ferns survived winter so far.

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

Was für ein herrliches, erfrischendes grün! Macht Lust auf den Frühling...

20 Jan 2008 6:21pm

@Michael: Und wie! Gerade dieser Farn hat, wie ich heute nachgesehen habe, etwas gelitten. Wo bleibt die Sonne?!

alexdpx from Doha, Qatar

Amazing how you capture simple subjects such as this plant and make it look really interesting. I love the saturation of the greens and the softness the water adds to it.

20 Jan 2008 6:52pm

@alexdpx: Thank you so much! I think that delievering some context in a plant portrait is quite important. Since there are no facial expressions or anything similar to our methods of communication, I'll try to show a plant as social being. This results in a nice 'jungle effect' and immediately reminds of paradise, splendor, vitality etc. Last but not least I'm having a lot of fun with my plants and I like to share it :-)

Porcsin from Debrecen, Hungary

You are professional in green!
Now you find an electric green plan! Nice work!

20 Jan 2008 10:31pm

@Porcsin: Many thanks! I just want to share the joy I receive from my plants. Glad that you like it!

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

The greens are lovely and they feel like rain. I can't think of any higher compliment. Well done.

21 Jan 2008 12:34am

@GJC: Thank you very much! Hope I'll get more of Japanese plants this summer - the Flora of your country is unique and very interesting!

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Beautiful shot! Love the green and the raindrops!

21 Jan 2008 1:44am

@Sandrine: Thank you! There was almost too much rain last summer, but at least I didn't have to water my plants every day :-)

Tali from Serendipity, United States

Yes I see why! Very refreshing shot!! I am sure they enjoyed the rain throughly! And the green is so rich and lovely! Well done!

21 Jan 2008 5:14am

@Tali: Thank you! Though I hope we'll get more sun this year than we had then! :-)

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

You have got the green lens!

21 Jan 2008 10:22pm

@Michael: Farben, überall Farben... Einer meiner Arbeitskollegen, der a.) weitaus besser fotographiert als ich und b.) Models aus Fleisch und Blut ablichtet, meinte mal, grün sei langweilig. - Dafür brauche ich aber keine Visagistin und meine 'Models' sind meistens gut drauf. :-D

Brites from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful picture!

25 Jan 2008 8:08pm

@Brites: Thank you, glad you like it :-)

Doug from Long Beach, United States

Very nice detail of the light reflecting off the drops on the leaves.

16 Feb 2008 6:49am

@Doug: I also like this photo very much: unfortunately, the maidenhair fern couldn't stand the winter. In a month (or two) there will be more shots like this.

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