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Morning dew



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17 Comments | Report
Eduardbetz PRO+
 
Eduardbetz April 15, 2016
Awesome ! Love it.
arophoto
arophoto April 16, 2016
Thankyou
tammysueturner
 
tammysueturner April 16, 2016
totally awesome I have tried for months to get that shot wonderful job
arophoto
arophoto April 17, 2016
Thanks Tammy- all I did was find the drop I liked, focused on the sparkle and made sure the camera was aimed towards the view I wanted.. You have some lovely photos.
Phillip-Hines-Photography
 
Phillip-Hines-Photography April 17, 2016
Wow awesome shot. Love the reflection in the water droplet
arophoto
arophoto April 17, 2016
Thankyou
kendraknighten
 
kendraknighten April 17, 2016
I really enjoy your photo.
I think it's amazing reflection of the sun.
Slus125 PRO+
 
Slus125 April 17, 2016
Love it!
Penn
 
Penn April 18, 2016
Amazing Capture
arophoto
 
arophoto April 19, 2016
Wow- I am more than just a little overwhelmed by how many people like this photograph. Thankyou for the likes, awards and comments.
andrewspicer_1902 PRO
 
andrewspicer_1902 August 12, 2016
Awesome shot my friend...wow
Herbetch
 
Herbetch January 25, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Herbetch
 
Herbetch January 25, 2017
What an amazing shot!
EdithNero
 
EdithNero February 23, 2017
Stunning macro ????????
arophoto
arophoto February 24, 2017
Thanks Edith- yes macro shot of a dew drop with the sunrise in the background.
TammieHillTucker
 
TammieHillTucker April 23, 2017
Beautiful shot!
aitorlarrazabalbazterretxea
 
aitorlarrazabalbazterretxea October 04, 2017
Beautiful shot and composition!
Nanasbail
 
Nanasbail November 19, 2017
How did you do this. It's amazing
anz200
 
anz200 June 06, 2018
Amazing!
TonyMoonstone1
 
TonyMoonstone1 October 11, 2018
absolutley amazing photograph, Top Gun.
lyoung403b
 
lyoung403b May 29, 2019
Just beautiful

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in my garden looking up towards a small hill.
Time
An early morning start was required as I wanted to be ready for sunrise.
Lighting
Nature provided the beautiful morning light with the sun shining through the dew drop. I chose a reasonably small aperture (f9) to get the starburst effect while still allowing for good background blur
Equipment
A Canon 7D with and EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens. A tripod stabilized the camera and focus was achieved using live view. This has the added advantage of locking the mirror up to reduce shake. A remote trigger was also used.
Inspiration
I was looking for interesting dew drops to photograph. When I found this large drop one on a long blade of grass and saw the potential. It was then a matter of positioning the camera so I could see the sunlight coming through the drop. Luckily I was on a slope and I could easliy get the camera lower than the drop and look up the hill to the sun.
Editing
Post processing was very minimal and involved a crop, removal of some distracting fibrous filaments from the back of the grass blade. A slight increase in contrast completed the process.
In my camera bag
I have now upgraded to the Canon 5Diii, which I am thoroughly enjoying. I generally pack two lenses depending on what I am planning to photograph. If I am going on a nature walk I take my favourite lens,100mm 2,8 lens, and and a 17-40mm lens. My tripod is a lightweight but if going for a longer walk I take a gorilla pod instead.
Feedback
Macro shots are great because the small world is accessible to everyone. I didn't have to venture further than my own garden. A similar photo in a urban area could be very interesting. All that is required is to know when the sun will rise and where from,and then slow down to look for interesting opportunities.

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