Day 164 (12 June 2012) Rainy Day

I had this great plan to do a photo walk after work.  Next time I’ll check the weather before I plan, LOL.  But as the rain let up before it got too dark, I wasn’t too disappointed.  I’ve enjoyed the “challenge” of shooting rain drops.

I say “challenge” because it can be frustrating.  The slightest breeze or movement of the plant will ruing an image or I just have to sit and wait.  However, all I need is one good image, so I shoot several and hope that the movement is slow enough for the shutter speed or that I capture the movement at the apex, where it stalls momentarily.  I was using a tripod, which was necessary today, as it’s too dark to shoot hand-held.  I did use live view to get the focus just right (or just right until the subject moved! lol).  Anyway, I may have to invest in an inexpensive ring light/flash so I can use faster shutter speeds.

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60 mm, 1/13 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Rain Drop On Leaf)

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60 mm, 1/5 sec, f/5.0, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Drop on Buds)

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60 mm, 1/5 sec, f/10, ISO 400, 60mm macro lens (Tiny Flowers)

Day 130 (9 May 2012) Rain Drops Keep Falling . . .

I think I’ve fallen in love with taking macro shots of water drops 🙂  I would be remiss to not mention the that I’ve drawn some inspiration from H2O by Joanna!  It’s amazing what these small little worlds look like up close.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed taking them 🙂

(Rain Drop Reflection

60 mm, 1/60 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400, 60mm macro lens (Rain Drop Reflection)

Inverted World

60 mm, 1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400, 60mm macro lens (Inverted World)

Flowers in a Drop

60 mm, 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400, 60mm macro lens (Flowers in a Drop)

I have a few more on my Flickr feed, but these are my favorites from today.