I had hoped the flower photo would show the rain falling but no rain. The drip is OK, although the entire photo is dark and I'm not sure what I should have done about that. Settings were: ISO100, manual focus, f8, 1/60 on Manual. And all were taken on evaluative metering and cloudy white balance. So I tried again...
Settings were ISO100, f6.3, 1/100, manual focus, -0.7 exposure compensation.
I think maybe I learned something today ... I'm not sure exactly what, but hopefully it'll be an exercise to build on.
If anyone out there reading this has any idea of what I should have done better, please PLEASE leave a comment and help me learn!