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A tiny water drop on the shrivelled up leaf of a dying rose. Canon Powershot A480 compact camera, hand held. Proudly New Zealand-made. Straight off camera except for cropping.

I’ve always loved this song, in most of its incarnations. The vibrancy and visual heat of this image put me in mind of it immediately, so here it is !

SOLD: One canvas print of this image, November 2009.

Featured in Live, Love, Dream July 23, 2009.
Featured in Colour Me A Rainbow July 24, 2009.
Placed 4th in the Best Of Featured Orange Works challenge for the Color Me A Rainbow group, July 31, 2009.
Featured in Point and Shooters Aug 03, 2009.
Featured in All About Water Jan 22, 2010.
Featured in Dimensions Jan 23, 2010.
Featured in Solo Exhibition Jan 25, 2010.
Featured in Point, Shoot and Don’t Alter October, 2010.


(Words & music by John Davenport, Eddie Coole)

Never know how much I love you
Never know how much I care
When you put your arms around me
I get a fever that’s so hard to bear

You give me fever when you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the morning
Fever all through the night.

Everybody’s got the fever
That is something you all know
Fever isn’t such a new thing
Fever started long ago

Sun lights up the daytime
Moon lights up the night
I light up when you call my name
And you know I’m gonna treat you right

You give me fever when you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the morning
Fever all through the night

Romeo loved Juliet
Juliet she felt the same
When he put his arms around her
He said Julie, baby, you’re my flame
Thou givest fever when we kisseth
Fever with the flaming youth
Fever, I’m afire
Fever yea I burn for sooth

Captain Smith and Pocahontas
Had a very mad affair
When her daddy tried to kill him
She said daddy, oh, don’t you dare
He gives me fever with his kisses
Fever when he holds me tight
Fever, I’m his missus,
Oh daddy, won’t you treat him right

Now you’ve listened to my story
Heres the point that I have made
Cats were born to give chicks fever
Be it fahrenheit or centigrade
They give you fever when you kiss them
Fever if you live and learn
Fever till you sizzle
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn

Tara is a New Zealand artist and musician. Her primary visual medium is photography, sometimes combined with other media into mixed media works or digital works. Her portfolio is extensive and varied, including macro photography, digital fantasy works, paintings, portraiture and nature photography. Tara is available for commissioned artworks as well as client portraiture sessions, please contact her on for more information or visit her website at

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  • Angelique Brunas
    Angelique Brunasover 5 years ago

    lovely warm orange tones and a crystal clear drop.

  • Thanks for the wonderful comment Angelique, I’m glad you like it!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkover 5 years ago

    the color is so inviting..

  • Thanks so much Terri, for both the lovely comment and the feature! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 5 years ago

    awesome,congradulations on your feature

  • Thanks so much gabbielizzie, much appreciated!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 5 years ago

    Love the colors backing your droplet.

  • Thanks so much F.A., glad you like it!

    – Tara Lemana

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous image Tara! Love the song, love the idea, I have a Challenge for this song and art but it is in my Creative Spirits of Queensland group, shame, The colour is beautiful :O)

  • Thanks so much Vanessa, shame I can’t pretend to be a Queenslander, lol!

    – Tara Lemana

  • walela
    walelaover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot!

  • Thanks so much Walela!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 5 years ago

    Wonderful image and hand held well done. great clarity for a crop image to, may i ask what pixels your camera has as thinking about getting my teenage daughter one. : )

  • Thanks so much Karen!! The Canon Powershot A480 is a 10MP one, it has awesome Macro capabilities for a compact as you can see, I chose it because the reviews I read all said it was the best in its price range and I haven’t been disappointed, I can definitely recommend it! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 5 years ago

    Congratulations on a really terrific photo. Bill

  • Thank you for the wonderful comment, Bill, I’m glad you like it!!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Rosy Kueng
    Rosy Kuengover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!!! Splendid image and so well captured :))

  • Thanks so much Rosy, I’m glad you like it! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Heavenandus777
    Heavenandus777over 5 years ago

    Beautiful Entry My Friend

  • Thanks so much!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

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