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  #187 Smell, Scent, Aroma
Entry 10 of 17
   
 
the fresh smell of rain       ©2017 forkcandles
Panasonic DMC-GH1       10th place, 70 points
1/160s, f4.9, ISO 500, ?, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
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      Extra Info: during the recent bout of continued sunshine the Bindweed grows with stopping. a heavy shower added the droplets bringing cooler times
 
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Mepo
Jun 27, 2017
    There are many fresh smells created by rain. Some are from bacteria in the soil that are liberated and mixed in the air by rain. Some are from the rain reacting with oils from plants and trees, these are made airborne like the bacterial spores. The acidity of rain reacts with chemicals on the ground; it also breaks apart the soil and releases the minerals inside. There are many other reactions producing various aromas.
So I didn't associate any particular smell from this single flower but I was reminded of the bounty of smells that follow some rainfalls and that's why I voted it high. And it was beautifully photographed too.

Lo
Jun 26, 2017
    Beautifully captured fc. I think you really can smell the freshness after a rain.

forkcandles
Jun 26, 2017
    I thank everyone who voted and commentated
Yes rain don't smell but it heightens the senses and sun drying the drops create the clean smell of fresh air.

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mrsawyer
Jun 25, 2017
    A lovely photo. I could be wrong, but for some reason, my memories of wet flowers seem to have been rather odorless.

Lo
Jun 25, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful and very evocative of that fresh scent of rain. Love the detail. High in my pics.

Mepo
Jun 25, 2017
    Well taken, and yes I can smell the fresh rain.

aoc46
Jun 25, 2017
    Nicely shot - the droplets are especially 'real' looking. Doesn't convey much idea of scent to me, however.
Edited on Jun 25, 2017

jomari
Jun 25, 2017
    Such a beautiful, pristine bloom, enhanced even more with the raindrops. Exposure is perfect and so is the clarity. My husband always appreciates the smell of rain though I have to have it drawn to my attention. Up in my tt.

Qixil
Jun 24, 2017
    Nice droplets, no smell. Sorry.
BTW - I hate bindweed/convolvulus...

ysal
Jun 23, 2017
    This doesn't quite scream out "smell", but it's such a pretty image. If I close my eyes, I can smell a garden just after a rain. Just made it into my TT

forkcandles
Jun 23, 2017
    just noticed a typo
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