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Old Mar 14, 2014, 2:37 PM   #1
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We get so little rain in California, that I can never resist photographing drops of water hanging onto grass, spider webs, leaves etc. Here are two that I took several years ago (different times and different cameras):





I never get around to setting something like this up, with a squirt bottle and a pretty flower or something in the drop - I've seen examples of that and I always admire them. I end up just taking what nature gave me - some drops after it rains, or when I've seen interesting drops after the sprinklers have been turned off somewhere.
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 6:14 PM   #2
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Superb! Extremely fine work.

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Very well done!
The first shot must have taken a lot of work to get just the right angle and perspective.
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Wow!!!! These are really inspiring.

There's something science fiction-ish about that second shot.
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These are absolutely fabulous. Great photos for this challenge.
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Old Mar 15, 2014, 11:35 PM   #7
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The first shot must have taken a lot of work to get just the right angle and perspective.
There's something to be said for hand-holding a manual focus lens when shooting macro - there's no real set-up involved (just lean over, watch it come into focus and push the shutter). The hardest part was trying to get the right dof, which is a little less than I would have liked in the first one. Maybe next time I'll take the time to set up the tripod and macro focusing rails and take a series for stacking.

The second one is my favorite rain-drop shot, also one of my first attempts at it. The spider web was so fine, it almost looks like the drops are floating in air (the sci-fi look). I wish I could find another set-up like that one again, only this time use a tripod and macro focusing rails. This one was not completely hand-held - I used a trekking pole for some additional support while leaning over to get the focus right.
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Absolutely stunning!
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