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Old Dec 2, 2014, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Water Magic - Irrigating the Desert

A drip watering system, watering a small garden. This isn't a hose, I think it was close to 1:1 macro.

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Old Dec 3, 2014, 8:52 AM   #2
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Love this shot. The movement of the water is just so cool.
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Old Dec 3, 2014, 9:24 AM   #3
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Well done, but that's a mighty long "drip".
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That's pretty good magnification since those drip systems aren't very large in diameter. Great perspective.
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Old Dec 4, 2014, 8:56 AM   #5
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Thanks for the compliments! These systems are quite small - one nozzle for one or 2 plants. The water that comes out doesn't puddle or spray anywhere, keeping evaporation to a minimum. I was fascinated with how it works to keep plants alive and at the same time conserve water.

This one was a challenge to me as I was using a 35mm macro lens and you have to get REALLY close to get 1:2, much less 1:1.

Edit - I checked the exif today and realized I took this with the Viv. It was still a challenge since I can't manage it's weight for very long. I received a new light-weight 100 macro lens today, so I won't have to depend on the heavy Vivitar Series One 105.

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Like the soft motion you captured in the water.
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