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SIGNS OF SPRING - April Showers by Walter Ross

May 2020 - SIGNS OF SPRING - April Showers

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You mentioned signs of Spring without flowers and I thought well, flowers come after the rain so... We actually have had some rain lately in the southwest so with the last rain day I headed out to capture some photos of April showers. This little guy sitting in a birdbath outside seemed like an unusual subject. Taken with the D750 f/6.3 1/60sec with an 80-200. I cropped it down as there were some distracting leaves in the background and then dodged the background even further to put the focus directly on the subject.

4 comments posted

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
What a delightful little creature. He seems to be enjoying his shower. The top lighting molds his ears nicely and puffs out his little cheeks. I wouldn't change a thing.   Posted: 05/06/2020 14:23:15

Ally Green   Ally Green
He certainly seems to be enjoying the moment! I like how you captured the flow of the water and the spray. Think i may have used a wider aperture to block out and blur the background a bit more.   Posted: 05/19/2020 14:40:25

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
This is so hilarious! He sure looks like a sign of spring as well as a happy sign! Reminds me of my fountain, because when we see the water, we know the winter is over! My suggestion involves looking for distractions and using the rubber stamp to clone them away. My sample edited photo no longer has the little white spot on the right and the more colorful spot on the left. I feel that little tweaks like this can give a main subject a little more impact.   Posted: 05/19/2020 14:57:47
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Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
This is a happy photo. Spring showers are always welcome. I spent just a few minutes with the spot healing tool on the background to clean it up. That puts more emphasis on the little creature.   Posted: 05/19/2020 17:18:55
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