A Blade Of Grass

@fishtiger58 (30371)
Momence, Illinois
January 4, 2016 8:55am CST
I love macro photography. And I will do just about anything to get a shot. By the time I got this particular shot I was soaked. Early in the morning just after the sun rose and the dew was still on the grass I wanted a shot of a blade of grass and the dew. Once I got the shot I thought I wanted I loaded my photos onto my computer. Many times you don't know what you have until you have them loaded onto your computer. The screen on the camera just doesn't do your shot justice. I was very pleasantly surprised when I got the shot I wanted plus a bonus. The sun glinting off the drop of dew. Enlarge my photo for a much better look.
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@Juliaacv (28997)
• Canada
4 Jan 16
That is a great shot, but when you enlarge it the drop of dew just sparkles. Good job!
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
4 Jan 16
thanks I wasn't going for the sun but I was so pleased with this shot.
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• United States
4 Jan 16
Wow. That is gorgeous. I bought a macro lens for my iPhone. I have to get 1/4 inch from a subject to take a shot like yours. But it was worth getting wet, beautiful.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
Thankfully I don't have to get quite that close. Yes it was worth getting wet, thanks for your kind words.
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• United States
5 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 Right. When I used to use a camera, I never had to get this close, but with the iPhone and a macro lens, yikes. Only works on very stationary subjects.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace It's hard to stay still for sure. That's why you have to take a few shots to get one good one.
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@LadyDuck (147859)
• Switzerland
4 Jan 16
That was a perfect moment, the sun glinting off the drop, what a great photo!
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
I got lucky with the sun, I just wanted the dew drop on the grass. I was pleasantly surprised when I loaded it on my computer. Thanks.
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@LadyDuck (147859)
• Switzerland
5 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 Sometimes we discover something beautiful only when we upload our photos on the computer. This happened to me when I photographed a rainbow and then I saw it was a double rainbow.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
@LadyDuck Absolutely my eyes aren't the greatest so putting them on the computer is like opening a gift. You never know what you're going to get.
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@just4him (110246)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan 16
That is totally awesome! Great job getting those drops on the grass!
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
Thanks so much I was pretty pleased with it.
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@just4him (110246)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 You should be.
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• United States
4 Jan 16
Your picture is amazing and it must have taken a lot of patience to capture that dew drop
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
A bit of patience and a good macro camera. Thanks so much.
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@DianneN (74479)
• United States
4 Jan 16
Oops! I enlarged it on my iPad then wound up lost in cyberspace, but here I am. What a fabulous photo!!!! You should blow it up and exhibit it in a gallery or enter it into a contest. You are a terrific photographer. I loved the glistening dew.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
Thanks I don't think I can exhibit it in a gallery, there are way to many fantastic photographers out there. I'm just a retired old lady having fun with her camera, I rather just share here but thanks so very much for the kind words. Glad you like my shot.
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@DianneN (74479)
• United States
5 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 I love it!!!!!
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@TheHorse (62272)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Jan 16
Nice job! I have a decent of of water on my jade plant, but the resoluton is not THAT good!
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
I have 3 cameras and they all do one thing well that the other's don't so I switch off often. Thanks.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Jan 16
That is a beautiful photo. The droplets looks so large but the blade of grass must have been tiny.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
Yup just your normal old blade of grass, one I have probably mowed many times over lol. Thanks glad you liked it.
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• United States
4 Jan 16
That dew drop is amazing!
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
4 Jan 16
Thanks so much I was just going for the dew on the grass, but the glinting sun made this shot eye candy to me.
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@marlina (71303)
• Canada
4 Jan 16
Excellent photo. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
4 Jan 16
And thank you for looking, glad you like it.
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@rebelann (38950)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Jan 16
Wow, that's an awesome shot, love that dewdrop.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
6 Jan 16
Thanks so much, I really did get lucky with the sun.
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@rebelann (38950)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Jan 16
Real photography is born of luck @fishtiger58 if we're not in the right place at the right time the shot would be missed and even when we're actively searching for opportunities we don't always get one. The pro part of it is knowing when you have that opportunity, some people have the eye and some don't.
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@rebelann (38950)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Jan 16
Opppps @fishtiger58 did I mention that you definitely have the eye? If not, I'm mentioning it now. It's a shame we can't retrieve our Gather.com stuff, you had some really nifty shots there.
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Jan 16
Oh! That is beautiful, tiger! I had no clue you were a shutterbug! Have you met @rebelann and @allknowing yet? They are both shutterbugs, too. Rebelann doesn't post a lot of her photos, but she does change out her avatar almost every day using one or another of her furbabies' pictures. Allknowing posts a lot of her beautiful pictures on myLot. They are not normally close-ups of things but rather scenery and her gardens and the beautiful plants she grows there. I'm going to have to make a habit of hitting some of your threads from now on! Thanks!
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
I am a shutterbug, not a writer lol. I have over 10,000 photos on my external hard drive. I have only been taking photos for about 6 years. Macro photography holds the biggest interest for me, but I love nature photos in general. Thanks so much for looking and the kind words. I have been friends with rebelann for a few years now on other sites like this. allknowing I will have to look up. Thanks for the suggestions.
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 I shoulda known about Ann! She is a terrible speller, but a fun person to read, anyway! I know she uses several sites online, so might have guessed you would have run into her somewhere! I met Allknowing here on myLot when I joined. She is very nice, too! You might go look up jaboUK as well, if you haven't met her yet. Namelesss is another fantastic person to know. I've known both the last two for years!
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
@DaddyEvil I am following all you mentioned allknowing as well. Namelesss I don't so will check that out.
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• United States
5 Jan 16
Beautiful photo! I just bought a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens to play around with.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
Awesome have fun with that. And glad you liked my photo, I have so many more to share.
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• United States
5 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 Thank you ! I'm no professional but I enjoy taking pictures on my spare time. Looking forward to seeing more photos you upload.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby I'm not a professional either, it's just a fun hobby.
@GreatMartin (4305)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
5 Jan 16
I am constantly taking photos of Mother Nature's amazing work. I am not a professional--just use my digital $80 point and shoot camera but I love looking at the pictures when I am not looking at the real thing!
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
I mostly take shots of nature too.
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@jstory07 (65388)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Jan 16
I like your picture of the blade of grass.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
Thanks so much
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@kaka135 (13989)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 16
The picture is beautiful! The dew drop is wonderful, and yes, the sun glinting off the drop makes it even more amazing! This looks like a good picture to show my son what a drop of dew is.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
I am pleased, and thanks so much for the kind words.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Jan 16
You did an AMAZING job! I love it so much. =) You are super talented.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
Thanks so much, I was happy with the result and the little bonus of the sun just right. Truly I got really lucky.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Jan 16
Wow, I did enlarge and see so fresh and clear dew that seems like a crystal.I wish to see some dewdrops in grasses near home, but our climate always captures the crystals, so amazing beauty and reality of nature.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
11 Jan 16
Thanks so much glad you liked my photo.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 Very much like. I wish to copy and paste it to have it as my students topic in paragraph writing should you allow me.Shouldn't you?
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
12 Jan 16
@cacay1 Sure you may use it I don't have a problem with that.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Jan 16
What a stunning shot, I am seriously impressed with your ability. Just amazing.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
6 Jan 16
Thanks so much, the sun part of the shot surprised me when I loaded it on the computer. I got lucky.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 Some of the best shots are accidental. I know you were working on getting this one right and got a nice bonus.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
6 Jan 16
@BelleStarr I did get lucky pleasantly so.
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@seren3 (387)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Jan 16
Lovely pic! I can imagine you got very wet capturing it!
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
7 Jan 16
I did but it was so worth it. Thanks