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raindrops on snowdrop

By rangerpaul
Passing through Swithland today the churchyard was full of snowdrops. It was a bit wet but thought I'd have a go at isolating one of them. Nice to know what you think cos' this macro thing is a bit scary!!
This was done at iso 200, F11, about 1/10th sec and using a tripod.
Thanks for taking a look and as I said any advise would be appreciated Smile

Tags: Flowers and plants

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18 Feb 2009 7:15PM

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Wibbles 11 1 England
18 Feb 2009 7:41PM
Oooh, I took some photo's of Snowdrops the other day. They're still on my camera though, there's no WAY they'll be as good as your photo! Lovely work...
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 7:43PM
It caught my eye in the thumbnail and I thought it look good but large is a must and beautifully captured with great detail - especially the water drops Ina
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 7:55PM
Beautiful Paul
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
18 Feb 2009 8:08PM
I have to admit that hats off to taking flora photos they can be so difficult for a stationary object. This is brilliant Paul, dof and light for the exposure very good and to have the raindrops just finishes it off superbly
Dinney 10 2 England
18 Feb 2009 8:18PM
A really beautiful shot Paul and like the presentation. Looks as though raindrops slightly out of focus, very difficult on white though,
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
18 Feb 2009 8:26PM
lovely shot, Paul...

Tony_W 11 128 5
18 Feb 2009 8:33PM
Nice snowdrop image. Get wet did you lying in the grass to take this shot? For me the best bit is the detail in the green 'pod' just behind the petals. The detail and clarity there is fantastic. The detail on the petals may be just a good but I think the darker colour just adds that something.
I have noticed what maybe a very subtle out of focus highlight on the LHS just above half way. It looks like a smear on my monitor but its on the image and it keeps drawing my eye as I hate dirty monitors.
Well worth the effort for the shot. Think I'll cheat and buy a pot of them and a garden spray for the weekend Smile
18 Feb 2009 8:43PM
An accomplished macro shot Paul
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 9:13PM
Great shot Paul; the overall effect is superb and I love the composition and that dark green contrasting with that bright white.
But thave to agree with Tony that on close inspection it feels like the DOF doesn't reach to the front of the petals; maybe even f11 isn't enough, or maybe the droplet details just don't stand out so well against the white? (or maybe I should be less critical and get out there and have a try for myself Wink )
linda63 10 68 Wales
18 Feb 2009 9:33PM
I like yours so much more than mine(snow drop).Linda
User_Removed 11 11 11 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 9:58PM
Lovely study of a snowdrop Paul, love the water droplets!

Chris C
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
18 Feb 2009 11:50PM
Not bad for a first attempt, I suppose! Wink

Let's see a few dozen more, so i can make my mind up! Tongue

Fran x
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
19 Feb 2009 12:10AM
And mittens on kittens. The title makes me want to sing. This is a really lovely image. Just beautiful.....Sandy
Richsr 11 91 223 England
19 Feb 2009 8:47AM
Like the details and tones in this Paul - some good f/b too.
Well captured.
Regards Richard.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
19 Feb 2009 8:49AM
I think it is very difficult Paul to get a good snowdrop shot and this is a very good attempt. Compositionally you couldn't have done better IMO.


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