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Asters



Rain drop and asters

Rain drop and asters
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People's Choice in Macro Water Drops Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Macro Water Drops Photo Contest
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People's Choice in Macro Photography Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Best Shot Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Photofocus Feature Photo Contest Volume 2
Winner in The Colour Purple Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Water Drops Photo Contest
Contest Finalist
Contest Finalist in PhotographyTalk Photo Contest Volume 2
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Absolute Masterpiece
Superb Composition
Outstanding Creativity
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Magnificent Capture
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All About Water Photo ContestTop 10 class
Shades Of Purple ProjectTop 20 class
Shades Of Purple ProjectTop 10 class week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 10 class
Macro Water Drops Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Water Drops Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Shallow Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class
Shallow Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Shallow Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Water Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class
Water Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class week 1
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Best Water Shots 2015 Photo ContestTop 20 class
Best Water Shots 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Best Water Shots 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Best Shot Photo ContestTop 10 class
Best Shot Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Photofocus Feature Photo Contest Volume 2Top 10 class
Photofocus Feature Photo Contest Volume 2Top 10 class week 1
ViewBug HQ Photo ContestTop 10 class
ViewBug HQ Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Water Drops Photo ContestTop 10 class
Water Drops Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class week 6
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class week 5
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class month 1
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Beauty In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Beauty In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Beauty In Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Fstoppers Volume 4 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fstoppers Volume 4 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Purple Photo ContestTop 10 class
Purple Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Purple Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
PhotographyTalk Photo Contest Volume 2Top 10 class
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42 Comments | Report
terrywilsonphoto
 
terrywilsonphoto February 05, 2014
Incredible! The purple is so brilliant yet muted enough to give the spot light to the drop of water and reflection. Great shot!
lindywalker
 
lindywalker February 06, 2014
beautiful! great colour
Casper PRO+
 
Casper February 06, 2014
Beautiful clear shot
Beautiful-Breeze PRO+
 
Beautiful-Breeze March 29, 2014
Love it!!!! Totally Beautiful!!!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ May 12, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
Spijkerboer
 
Spijkerboer May 12, 2014
congrats, outstanding shot
sunsetnurveins
 
sunsetnurveins May 12, 2014
This is just lovely!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 12, 2014
Amazing capture! Congrats.
patrick9x9 PRO
 
patrick9x9 May 12, 2014
Fantastic, congrats
Joebo PRO
 
Joebo May 12, 2014
Great shot girl. Joe :-)
Joebo PRO
 
Joebo May 12, 2014
Great shot girl. Joe :-)
lito
 
lito May 13, 2014
Awesome shot!
psteele
 
psteele May 13, 2014
beautiful :)
Joey_Howard
 
Joey_Howard May 13, 2014
Nice shot, it always amazes me when I see how a water drop makes a lens like that. Great capture Michelle. !!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz May 14, 2014
PERFECTION!!! Congratulations on being chosen a finalist.:) Good luck.
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade June 07, 2014
fantastic
Thimbee
 
Thimbee June 07, 2014
Love! Nice work
Dan-sketchley
 
Dan-sketchley June 26, 2014
Beautiful shot!!! Truly amazing!!
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS July 06, 2014
great idea,good work
Billie8992
 
Billie8992 September 30, 2014
Stunning!
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS October 20, 2014
superb idea,nice work,kool colors
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake February 25, 2015
Lovely !
BrendaGooder PRO
 
BrendaGooder February 25, 2015
So beautiful, great capture and perfect reflection. Lovely colors!
kataruka
 
kataruka March 08, 2015
Wow !!! Awesome !!!
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 March 11, 2015
Congratulations! What a beautiful capture!!!
sharonrepton
 
sharonrepton March 11, 2015
Love the colour of this :)
julianmakaa
 
julianmakaa March 22, 2015
Awsome!!!
Nikonover
 
Nikonover March 25, 2015
Gorgeous shot,all the superlatives have been said before,love it.
Anne-Margret
 
Anne-Margret March 25, 2015
I love drops like this! Beautiful!
potterpals Premium
 
potterpals March 29, 2015
Awesome capture! Love the colors.
DocTom PRO
 
DocTom April 25, 2015
Voted
avinashlittle
 
avinashlittle May 08, 2015
Awesome
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz May 11, 2015
Spectacular image! Congratulations on your well-deserved awards and your Challenge win.:)
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon May 21, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Photofocus 2 competition ... Amazing
franka
 
franka June 02, 2015
love it
potterpals Premium
 
potterpals June 03, 2015
Congrats on your finalist award, Michelle!
kellycoventry
 
kellycoventry June 24, 2015
This one will always win! Congratulations!
RMCROC PRO
 
RMCROC July 04, 2015
Love this - Absolutely stunning!!!!
tndeberecz
 
tndeberecz August 31, 2017
Very ,very nice!
iluvpics Premium
 
iluvpics December 27, 2017
Amazing!
Katnott PRO+
 
Katnott January 06, 2018
Wow! that's awesome! the color the background the image in the drop! so cool I love it!
petrpolach PRO
 
petrpolach Jan 31
Very nice!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in front of our big picture window in our kitchen. I get beautiful light from that window and it was perfect to capture the rain drops that had settled on my wild asters.
Time
Most of my photography is done very early in the morning. Whether I am photographing dew drops on grass and flowers outside or bringing flowers inside for a more controlled window light. This image is no exception. It had rained before sunrise and everything was covered in rain. I brought a bouquet of wild purple asters inside so that I could capture the still clinging rain drops up close and personal.
Lighting
With the window light there was no need for any extra lighting.
Equipment
This image was photographed with my Fuji S5 pro. I used an old 55mm manual focus Nikor lens attached to a bellows system so that I could fill the entire frame with the rain drop. Because of the need for no movement I did use my Bogen Manfrotto tripod to keep everything still.
Inspiration
My photography is all about showing the unseen and unnoticed in the natural world. Most of the time my subjects are considered weeds. But when you get really up close you can see how beautiful they really are. I want to draw the viewers eyes into something they probably missed when they rushed past talking on their cell phone. I love showcasing something so minuscule and making it larger than life.
Editing
I actually do very very little post processing. There was no cropping or color enhancement or corrections. There was a couple of dust spots because of the age of the lens and those I removed. Everything else is straight out of the camera.
In my camera bag
My current gear is still all Nikon. I shoot with a D7000. My lenses vary from a 10mm fisheye to a 70-300 Zoom. Primarily my macro work is shot on an old 3.5f 55mm Nikor. This is sometimes attached to my ancient (It is so old!) bellows to capture drops and extreme macros.
Feedback
The best way to learn how to capture minuscule subjects in nature is to always be looking. Crawl around in the dew covered grass for a bugs eye view. Get dirty! Get up very early in the morning. The best time is when the sun is rising and creating dew on the grass and leaves. Be ready to get out the old manual focus gear so that you can control where your focus point is. Sometimes the best gear is not the most expensive!

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