05.02.2020 Raindrops Keep Falling on our Heads

We had a lull in the rainfall yesterday afternoon and that gave me a few hours to get out and look for these wildflowers. The first part of their name is quite appropriate as I was wading in about 6″ of muck to compose images.  It’s a good thing the boots I was wearing are a snug fit or they might still be stuck where I stepped.

Most flower petals retain their opaqueness when wet but these become a bit translucent which I thought contributed some uniqueness. I’ll likely go back in a day or two once they are dried and get some solid yellow.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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31 Responses to 05.02.2020 Raindrops Keep Falling on our Heads

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    The bright sunny yellow flowers with water drops on are quite something .. beautiful!

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  2. Littlesundog says:

    The petals look like fine, thin paper. There is so much to love about this bright and beautiful flower. I look forward to seeing the “dried” version!

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  3. krikitarts says:

    You wrote that the first part of their name is appropriate, so I’m hoping you will tell us that name. Unless you meant the “wild” in wildflowers? Whatever they are, they surely make for a handsome trio!

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  4. The central part of your marsh marigold is similar enough to that of a buttercup for me to suppose that marsh marigold is a member of the buttercup family. I checked online and found that’s correct.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    There’s a ‘skeleton plant’ that’s quite different from our purple one. When it gets wet, it becomes translucent. Some images show it as almost transparent.

    It’s interesting that despite being a marsh plant, marsh marigold doesn’t show up in Texas. I suspect part of the reason is that it prefers fresh water marshes (or ponds, or bogs) to salt, but I couldn’t find anything about that with a quick search.

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    • Wow, those skeleton plant petals go all the way in transparency. In a way remindful of the lacebug I shared and we discussed last summer.
      I would guess that you are correct about the plant needing freshwater marshes, swamps, etc.

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  6. melissabluefineart says:

    I thought those were marsh marigolds! This is a gorgeous photo of them. How cool, I didn’t realize they went all translucent when wet. I’ll have to go look at ones here.
    Ugh~rain! We bailed for two days and are still smelling the remaining dampness in the basement. I used to love rain. 🙂

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    • I still do love rain but could do with just a bit less although I am happily photographing cascades and waterfalls like never before. 🙂 So far this Spring we have not had more than two days in a row with no rain. We might make it this week but there are some spots that might be wet.


  7. Very Nice Steve! Beautiful image!

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Love the stamen detail!

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  9. Ann Mackay says:

    Raindrops on our heads here too – we needed it though. Gorgeous image!

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  10. Hi Steve, I love the composition and treatment. I don’t recognise this flower. What is it?


  11. bluebrightly says:

    I’m proud of myself – I remembered what these are. I haven’t seen them many times (out here they tend to grow at higher elevations) but they’re unmistakable and memorable. It’s always interesting when petals do that in the rain…I’m really glad you featured that in this photo. Refreshing! 🙂

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