Dew drops

The recent rain has caused a floral explosion here in Central Texas, and given us a mild spring the likes of which I can't really remember.  Then again, my memory sucks.  Either way, we are getting some great color and I am lovin' every minute of it.  This was shot in my backyard - you don't even have to leave home to get good photographs in this weather!

Single exposure, f/5,6. -1.3 ev.  Minor contrast adjustments in PSE and a little finish in Aperture.  Get out there and shoot some of these wonderful flowers!

Scattered wishes

We went to Mayfield Park last weekend for an event and of course my camera came along for the ride.  While walking around I saw these rose petals lying about on a fountain.  I was told there was a wedding there the previous day and these were thrown for the bride, hence the title.  I like the thought that each of these petals was a wish for the new couple, and of course the color was nice, but I couldn't help noticing that after a day they had a little tarnish on them.  More than anything this was a DOF exercise for me.  I want to expand my skills and my range as a photographer.  Please let me know your thoughts.  What would you do different or how would you approach this?