Inside A Water Drop

@fishtiger58 (30338)
Momence, Illinois
March 25, 2016 9:28am CST
I love Macro Photography. I will take a macro photo of just about anything. But I do love nature so most of my stuff in macro is flowers, water drops, snow flakes and the like. It had just rained when I took this shot a couple of years ago. And while the water drop in and of itself is pretty cool, what you can see reflecting inside the water drop is very cool as well. If you look at the left edge of the water drop itself you can see some of my flowers reflecting in the water. It's very small but you can see pink and possibly orange dots there. Those are some of my flowers in my garden. Taking macro shots takes practice and a steady hand. Getting a shot of a single water drop is exciting to me and the reflection is like an extra added bonus.
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@gudheart (12752)
25 Mar 16
Wow this is a great shot. I am guessing the camera used for this shot is quite high tech?
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
25 Mar 16
It's a point and shoot, but takes a really good macro shot. My camera is a Panasonic Lumix. A great camera.
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@gudheart (12752)
25 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 Oh sounds technical :D
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
25 Mar 16
@gudheart It has some features I still don't know how to use for sure.
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@JohnRoberts (57097)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Mar 16
That is a neat image.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
25 Mar 16
thanks so much glad you like it.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
That is beautiful. Great catch! I also love macro photography, especially of nature. I am not very good at it, but I have had some shots that I am quite proud to have taken. My daughter has a better eye for it than I do, and I love many of her shots.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
25 Mar 16
Thanks so much, glad you like it. Macro photography is all a matter of practice. A good camera helps as well.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 That is certainly true. My old camera was actually much better at macro photography than my new camera. The new one just does not want to adjust properly, even when on the right settings. The new one is supposed to be better, and it does have more "cool" features and options, such as borders and effects on pictures, than the old one, but it is really not better for actual photography.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
25 Mar 16
@purplealabaster I actually have 3 cameras, and they all do certain things better than the others. So I know what you are saying.
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@IvySaysHi (4344)
• United States
25 Mar 16
I wish I could take nice pictures. I am extremely amateur when it comes to photography, but I would love to become good some day.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
25 Mar 16
All it takes is a bit of practice.
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@Corbin5 (106466)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Dang! You have such talent. This photo is amazing!
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
25 Mar 16
Aw shucks thanks so glad you like it.
@Ladypeace (2056)
• Singapore
25 Mar 16
This turned out beautifully. Maybe you held your breath before pressing the shutter.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
25 Mar 16
Oh yes I sure did hold my breath, with macro you have to if you want a clear shot. Thanks so much glad you like it.
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@mommaj (22770)
• United States
26 Mar 16
Very cool picture. The droplets almost look like a necklace. The reflection is interesting. You have been busy posting and I am trying to catch up. LOL (ps I am sleeping right now. LOL)
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
I wasn't on much at all yesterday had stuff to do. Hope you are having a great Easter.
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@mommaj (22770)
• United States
27 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 Thank you. I hope the Easter bunny was good to you. Have a great day today. I will probably be on here sporadically.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
@mommaj Thanks, we are not doing anything special today. We went visiting yesterday.
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@rebelann (41356)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Mar 16
Wow, that is an awesome photo. I don't do many macros, my hands are no longer that steady so I simply take kritter shots, at least I can put the dial on sports and hope that one of the 20 shots I take comes out good enough to share.
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@rebelann (41356)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Mar 16
I do that with my kritters but when I do landscapes I can always crop out some of it if it is clear enough like I did with the poppies @fishtiger58
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
@rebelann I try to crop my shots sometimes but it confuses me so I just try for a good shot and then I don't have to crop lol.
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@rebelann (41356)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Mar 16
Well @fishtiger58 you do a great job of it. Your macros are amazing.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
That's really great photo!!! Looks like a diamond !
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
I'm so pleased you like my shot, thanks Abby.
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• United States
27 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 That should be a postcard.
@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill I bet Vistaprint could do that for me.
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@TheHorse (65850)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Mar 16
Very cool shot! Do you know what the shutter speed is? I'm not sure I could keep my hand that steady. Int he old days, I used a tripod and cable release with my Olympus OM-1.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
@cyberrat No kidding Angela well shucks I learn something new everyday, and now I have to go try it.
@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
That is amazing - and I love all the tiny droplets on the spider web. Great photo.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Apr 16
Thanks so much I do love macro photography. Glad you like my shot.
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@KuznVinny (774)
• United States
27 Mar 16
I love it, too. Now I could point you to some subjects that would be great. Have you ever heard, for example, of Lady's Thumb? It looks like a weedy grass with pink fingers containing seeds within. Those seeds are super tiny. But they look like the finest grained wood! Or how about pollen granules? Magnificent!
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
I have many shots of pollen granules, they are pretty awesome. Haven't heard of Lady's Thumb. Thanks glad you like my shot.
@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
another beautiful picture, my dear. it is so awesome looking into the water drop.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
Thanks ingrid so very glad you like it.
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26 Mar 16
quite amazingly beautiful
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
Thanks so much glad you like it.
@allknowing (65162)
• India
26 Mar 16
I was a Chemistry student and your picture reminded me of chemistry patterns of molecules. How the water drop produced all that I see in your image is mind boggling.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
The image is upside down but it's neat how that all works. Thanks so much glad you like it.
@sueznewz2 (9997)
• Alicante, Spain
25 Mar 16
Awesome photo.... I love photography, and am trying to do more macro shots... but I have not got a very steady hand...., but I like taking shots of water and bees and flowers in macro.... But I love this photo...and what a joy.... like you say...to see the clarity inside the water dropplet... brilliant...thanks for sharing it with us,..
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
It really does take some practice, and I don't have the steadiest of hands either, thanks glad you like it.
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@suzzy3 (8362)
25 Mar 16
That photo is amazing.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
Thanks so much so glad you like it.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
i love't! i've yet to delve into macro shots...the price'f a lens fer the camera i use most dauntin'. i've great hopes to get one some day though. seems i've many missed opportunities to capture such wizardry without't.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
Macro photography is pretty amazing. I am always thrilled by a good shot. Thanks glad you like it.
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@LadyDuck (157635)
• Switzerland
25 Mar 16
I can see the flowers reflecting in the drop, this photo is beautiful. I use a tripod to take macro photos, I have not a steady hand.
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
25 Mar 16
That's really beautiful - I've never tried macro photography.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
Macro photography just amazes me each and every time I get a good shot. I love it. Thanks so much glad you like my shot.
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