- Arts and Design
Water Drops ~ Nature's Art
Ideas and tips for macro waterdrops
Through the looking glass, almost, when looking through water drops that are captured with a macro lens. This aspect of nature photography is one of the most intriguing to capture. Finding what reflection is caught in the drop is oftentimes a surprise. The picture reflected in the drop will depend on the angle of the nearby object, where the sun is, how big the drop is, and if you are willing to experiment.
I hope you will be ready to grab your camera after the next bit of rain and head outdoors. What nature holds inside a water drop is worth the bit of extra effort and patience. You will be rewarded with your own works of art that will intrigue others who are curious at what's inside.
All photos by Bev Lemley ~ all rights reserved
Special Presentation...Water Drops
Where snow globes got their start!
If the sun comes out...
...and there's still raindrops hanging around, grab your camera and head out, looking for big drops about to drop off of a flower or leaf. Notice how the sun is angled and look for a reflection, catching the colors of something nearby. You may even be able to pick up the whole image if things are just right.
Our neighbor's house(s)
Using a tripod is pretty important to get the best shot. If your camera has anti-shake, you may be okay if the sun is pretty good and your shutter speed is very fast. Be careful not to shake the drop off!
A star filter is fun to experiment with, too!
You will have to crop your picture more than likely, and turn it upside down to get the image inside the drop right side up. Of course, it may look best just the way it was taken ~ depends on what effect you would like.
The colors of rain
Visit How to Make Winning Photographs for more tips!
Just found this, and you will love it!
By Steve Wall, Steve took it, and Steve did a fantastic job, and has a wonderful tutorial for taking water drops, along with many gorgeous, inspirational pictures. Check him out, you will be glad you did!
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