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Tulips in a late April spring shower.

Canon 50D, Canon 100-400mm lens, oscillating sprinkler, garden hose, Workmate shop bench, damp assistant/patient husband, odd looks from the neighbors, sunlight, reflector, Manfrotto tripod, shutter 1/60, f/20.0, manual exposure, focal length 200mm, ISO 100.

It is my sincere wish that visitors to my portfolio experience the beauty and wonder of nature. Moreover my hope is that my photographs will inspire viewers to be proactive toward the protection of wildlife and its habitat, those efforts ultimately making a far better world for all beings.

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  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 5 years ago

    Just beautiful. Love the color and the effects of the rain. Fab.

  • Thank you, KatsEye for your kind comments!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • ooyayootay
    ooyayootayover 5 years ago

    WELL captured! Excellent composition!

  • Well, thank you ever so much, ooyayootay for stopping by as well as your very appreciated comments!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Tomas Abreu
    Tomas Abreuover 5 years ago

    Beautiful, it was worth the odd looks from the neighbors :)

  • Thank you, Tomas! I think the neighbors are still speaking to me after my odd experiment. :))

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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    NatureGreeting...over 5 years ago

    Very beautiful!!

  • Thank you, NatureGreeting. Your comment means a great deal to me!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    WONDERFUL!!!! Funny story – what our husband’s ‘go through’ for that perfect shot!!!!!! lol

  • Lorilee, patient, kind, indulgent fellas are mighty nice to have in our lives! Fortunately my husband is also a keen photographer so he ‘gets’ this photography addiction. Thank you, as always for your support.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    this is awfully pretty!!!!! a fave for meeee!!! congratulations on your Top Ten in the Postcards challenge!!!!! Happy Dance time!!!

  • Thank you, Lois for the Fave as well as your very kind comments. I like your style in photographic subjects. From barns to icy scenes and close ups, you have one heck of a portfolio. Your eye is very keen. Color in your images knocks me out. Great work!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    … by the way, got a kick out of your descriptive comment!!!!! God bless patient husbands, right???

  • Yes, bless them all!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 5 years ago

    Great shot, perfectly done, Bill

  • Thank you, Bill! You have some fun ghostly images. Eerie and thought provoking.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    outstanding capture

  • Thank you, kathy. This was much fun to photograph.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 5 years ago

    Great image

  • Thank you ever so much, Kelly!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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