i am usually NOT a fan of the flash. if i have my camera on auto and it happens to pop up and go off when i don't expect it, i usually sigh, like "crap i didn't want the flash. " i really dislike the flash on faces. i do not know how to use it correctly. so i always lean hard to the no flash shots, natural light. oh how i love the natural light. this morning the rain had stopped and tiny droplets were clinging to everything. i shot from under the leaves to catch the sun in the background, hoping for some nice bokeh or flares. the flash popped up and took the shot on the right. though i am not a fan of how it washed the green out of the leaf, i do like the effect it gave the sunlight. more defined bokeh and sunburst. so maybe i need to give my flash a little love afterall. just a little.