Mircea
Mircea

Spruce tears



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13 Comments | Report
kellycoventry
 
kellycoventry May 07, 2015
Congratulations on your win! I love the colours and simplicity of this photo. The lighting is something out of this world.
hero
 
hero June 09, 2015
Beautiful!
Bishoop
 
Bishoop August 07, 2015
nice !
Rgold02
 
Rgold02 August 08, 2015
Incredible shot! Like no other I have ever seen.
RayShell
 
RayShell August 03, 2016
oh wow!
rickhawkins PRO+
 
rickhawkins August 19, 2016
Wish they were earings I could give my wife.Super Photo.
chrisje53
 
chrisje53 August 24, 2016
Woww .. I don't know how to say how beautiful is this picture.. nobody will do better then you Mircea.
tjimz
 
tjimz September 09, 2016
The detail !!!!!
isma
 
isma November 08, 2016
Beautiful shot
robertahurwitz
 
robertahurwitz November 22, 2017
Love
Nanasbail
 
Nanasbail November 28, 2017
How did you do this. It's amazing. And I really want to try it
sammienicolemolett
 
sammienicolemolett December 04, 2017
Please share your technique ????
sammienicolemolett
 
sammienicolemolett December 16, 2017
Perfect timing! Love it!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in my backyard, Windsor, Ontario
Time
It was around noon
Lighting
Even if it was a bright sunny day at noon, you can still get some really nice pictures in the harsh light. I went back towards the sunset to try some more shots but the results where not so good.
Equipment
Camera Nikon D3200, lens Tamron SP 60 mm macro F/2, handheld
Inspiration
It was a nice day of spring garden cleanup (yes, end of May is still spring in Canada ? ) when something caught my eye in the nearby tree. Two drops of sap where shining in the sun. Grabbed my camera and few scratches later (had to stay in all kind of awkward positions in order to catch the light) I got the perfect angle and camera settings for the shot. Since I got the macro lens (few days before this shot) I realised that everywhere is full of photo subjects. Just have to stop and take a closer look.
Editing
I used Lightroom for post-processing (I shoot RAW) and some crop - the drops where just few milimeters
In my camera bag
I use a backpack :). Normally I have the 55-300 lens on the body because usually the birds (one of my favourite subjects) don't stay to long for me to change the lenses. I carry a 17-50 lens for landscapes and the 60 mm macro lens for macro and portraits. Of course shutter release cable, some ND filters, lens cleaning kit, tripod. Kind of heavy - my wife says I'm a maniac
Feedback
My advice - look around you - the subjects are endless. Work the scene, try different angles, settings - 99% of the time the first shot is not the best one.

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