Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Nature notes & Watery Wednesday…….. Water droplet study

Howdee all,

While in the Tetons….

I started using my macro feature on my tiny point and shoot Panasonic Lumix.

I had fun shooting water droplets.phelps lake_20090913_035

   Trying to capture..the color beneath the droplet as it magnifies the leaf.

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   Sometimes the droplets looked like crystals

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I looked for fat..round droplets

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    And took different angles

of these beautiful orbs..phelps lake_20090913_040

And close ups…

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i wondered if it was possible to capture a landscape in a droplet..

or maybe my own photo…but i wasn't able to do it..

any ideas on how to do that?

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What fun..I had with Water droplets..

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For others notes on nature…

visit …both of these sites..

I am trying to get traffic to both of them and show others  that may do one meme and not the other…that there is another great meme to take part in.

click on the photos below to take you to the other memes..

so with that said….

A wonderful meme with a nature theme…post what you observe in nature.

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and a new meme for me…I thought this water droplet post would be appropriate.

Water water everywhere….WateryWed2c

36 comments:

  1. Fabulous shots of the drops!

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  2. Awesome shots, Dawn..so fun to play with macro..there are so many details we miss that are evident when put in a macro pic! I think this is why I am forever drawn to O'keefe's work of her up close flowers..just such neat line and design..as well as reflections and color! Neat to see the pieces that make the whole. ;-)

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  3. I've heard really good reviews about the Lumix, and someone at the hockey tourney this weekend had one with a 12x zoom. It took fantastic movies. Your water droplet photos really bring the quality home. These are gorgeous. When I'm ready for a new point and shoot, I'm going to get one of these!

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  4. To get a scene in the droplet it is usually easier if the drop is on a blade of grass or on the tip (bottom side best) of a leaf. Every one I've ever seen the landscape is upside down, but still totally cool.

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  5. You never cease to amaze me, my lovely daughter. Everything about this world is there in your mind and imagination. Keep up the good work!

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  6. What an immensely cool idea for a blog post. Fantastic shots, and I can just tell you were having fun with this!

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  7. Dawn, these are excellent macros. I usually wiggle to much and they're blurry. I've seen landscapes and people reflected this way. Practice makes better.

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  8. I love this post Dawn! How great is it to stop and see and admire the simple things in nature!

    Craig Glenn

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  9. love these photos Dawn, you are getting good at those macro shots

    dan

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  10. What cool water droplet photos!

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  11. Peaceful post :) I agree a landscape scene seen in a droplet sounds beautiful. That thought reminded me of a picture an autistic boy once drew of my eye. In it's reflection he drew the room we were in. Awesome sketch and memory thanks :)

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  12. How COOL! The clarity is awesome Dawn. Doing a landscape through the water drop would be a challenge, but I can imagine you are never afraid of a challenge! :c)

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  13. Intriguing photos - good photo eye - and yet one more stimulus of things to "look" at when carrying the camera

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  14. These are wonderfully clear and focused! I have got something very similar in my photography treasure....Dew Drops


    - Pixellicious Photos

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  15. Wow! You and that camera are really one! Looks like you mastered it.

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  16. How can I anymore descriptive words to add to those listed above?

    But I'll use this one - GREAT!

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  17. Wow! those little droplets came out nice.a lot of times when I try to do maco it comes out of focus. I've got the day off so I've got plenty of time to check those sites out.

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  18. Dawn, you did good with your macro shots. They turned out crisp and clear. Well Donw!

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  19. Beautiful shots of the water droplets.

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  20. Lovely job Dawn..I would love to capture those perfect little drops. I don't know how you could capture the reflection. I got one by accident in a frog's eye..but I don't think I could repeat it. Thank you for all you do toward birding and other conservation issues and for participating in Nature Notes... Michelle

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  21. Oh - those are fantastic! I love the way they came out!

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  22. It does look like you had a wonderful time taking droplet photos. i love doing that as well. Wonderful images.

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  23. What a fun project--those droplets really substantial, look like lead crystal paperweights. Very cool!

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  24. Great macros, I love the second one magnifying the leaf. I usually have more luck with reflections in the droplets on sunny days.
    Through Squirrel Eyes

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  25. Aww, water droplets are one of my favorite objects! Beautiful shots. Have a wonderful week :)

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  26. I like the water droplet shots. Very cool.

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  27. Dawn what beautiful shots. They do look like crystals. You are living the life I would like someday. My nature notes got mixed with my ruby tuesday. LOL I guess it really works for both.

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  28. Fantastic water droplet shots!!

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  29. It's just amazing how perfect one drop of water is formed. Excellent photos!

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  30. Hi there,
    I'm here from Michelle's Nature Notes blog. I just got a macro lens and have not tried it. Your luscious mouth-"watering" photos are gorgeous!!
    This is better than seeing such things under a microscope. Captivating.

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  31. Beautiful shots! I'm inspired to try working with water myself now. Somehow, I haven't done much with it up til now.

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  32. Thank you all for your comments on my Water droplets..
    This is a new and exciting adventure that i will be practicing with from time to time..
    I must learn how to do droplets like these! O MY..you should check these out!!! Absolutely amazing! http://bit.ly/3780Tb

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  33. Try this link..
    http://www.lightstalking.com/water-droplet-photographs

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  34. I love the magnifying effect you have captured.
    Try photographing against a black background, you may achieve a reflection.

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