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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Raindrop Fun

92 comments:

Aiketa said...

They are the best pictures of raindrops I've ever seen!!! Amazing!

May said...

Every picture is better than the other!!!! Amazing!!! In the first pic the raindrops look like pearls, awesome!!

Mark said...

Awesome shots Karen

marijke said...

Beautiful macro's. Looking at your photo's we have to be pleased when the rain fall's.
gr. Marijke

smalldot said...

wonderful!!

Jeanne said...

This third photo of the water droplets with the perfect reflections in them is amazing!!! Love it

Giga said...

Te krople na roślinach są prześliczne.Pozdrawiam. *** These droplets on the plants are lovely. Yours.

s.c said...

Amazing shots and wonderful to see them working as a little lens or mirror..

Isabelle said...

I love your photos :) These raindrops are gorgeous!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

These are beautiful -- love the detail. :)

Sylvia K said...

These are absolutely breathtaking, Karen! You do indeed get some of the most exquisite captures I've ever seen! The water droplets are awesome! Makes me wish I had taken up photography a long time before I did!! And, you have such a great eye for the perfect capture! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Ginger Zuck said...

Absolutely stunning photos! You are still my photo taking idle!!

Ocean Soul said...

You are a macro master! So clear, so vivid, so detailed. I don't know what you are using for equipment, but you are like a jedi with a camera!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

These are outstanding! I've never gotten water droplet photos that I'm satisfied with. Can you share some of the technical details? That first shot just jumps off the screen!

FotoAnna said...

They are so beautiful... your raindrops Sunshine!
I really love it...
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Deanna said...

These are all phenomenal!! Absolutely breath-taking!! Do you use a tripod? I can never get so close with shaking a bit!!

Lanlizzy said...

Your photography continues to amaze me! absolutely goreous! I hope you and your family are staying safe from the floods.
Cheers
Leanne

Karin M. said...

Oh ... fantastic water drop photos, stunning ...
Best regards, Karin

Filip Demuinck said...

It is just amazing how you can shoot these drops. Top talent.

Greetings,
Filip

Michelle Renee said...

That third shot with the reflective drops is outstanding! Nicely done!

BearBoy said...
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Shel said...

I completely enjoy all your photographs - your talent is amazing and your shots are always so beautiful!! These are truly amazing - so vibrant. I love waterdrop photos.

Debbie said...

gorgeous, i adore the reflections in the drops!!

Chelsea said...

Wow These are beautiful!

Patricia Jane said...

Dear Sunshine, You have brought sunshine to me through your photos! Blessings to you!!! The photos are gorgeous! Patricia

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Fabulous!

hannah said...

Remarkable.
Especially the row of drops with a picture inside them.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you everyone, your comments are very encouraging.

These are taken with my Lumix fixed lens super zoom camera, handheld (same as all my photos). It's smaller than a DSLR and not too heavy or expensive. I can hold an umbrella in one hand and shoot with the other if necessary. I use iPhoto for editing. Here's a post on my camera if you are interested -
http://piecesofcontentment.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-cameras-and-gear.html

Helene said...

This is wonderful! I carry a spray bottle in my camera bag but often forget about it. In fact, I haven't used it since I got my macro lens. This is on the 'must do' list!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I guess this would give a good effect but different again to rain drops Helene.

Pat said...

OMG - These are exquisite! Especially that third shot! Love it!

Jama said...

Amazing macro! I just love that 3rd shot.

Christian said...

Absolutely amazing! Really inspiring!!!

Lara, Austria said...

they are all superb, but the third one I like most! you brightened my morning :)!

Pam said...

Wow, Beautiful pictures! I love the effect of raindrops on things - they make such pretty pictures!

Nadege, said...

These are awesome shots.

Samson's Photoblog said...

Beautiful Macro's... amazing details in every photo... love the first shot

Seeing Each Day said...

I hope you're not expecting a complete constructive sentence from me here other than - amazing!!!!!! But it's beyond that even. Your mastering level keeps raising the bar. Brilliant work.

Cecilia Artista said...

Amazing macro shots! Beautiful water drops!

Sweepy said...

Woof!
I love raindrops.
They taste better than tears.

Robyn said...

LOVE love love these photo's - you and your camera do amazingly! Have a light shower tonight so maybe I can catch some droplets tomorrow.

Ellie said...

I love raindrop pictures and yours are wonderful - particularly the third one. I love how you have caught the light on them as well. Lovely shots.

Chris said...

Hey sister - really great pics of the rain drops. Here's hoping for some sunshine now to dry out the rain and the washing.

lisa said...

These are absolutely stunning macros!! I especially love the third one. You have captured such amazing detail.

Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a fantastic day!

lisa.

Tezzie said...

*speechless* (SO beautiful!!)

Herding Cats said...

Stunning. No other way to describe.

EG Wow said...

Beautiful captures of the raindrops! A summer rain can be AWESOME!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

You take the most beautiful snaps!! The third one with the grass texture in the raindrops is my favorite!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

simply A-MA-ZING!!

you're a great photographer, my friend!

gina said...

Wonderful macros! Love the drops on the little green leaf.

Angie said...

Oh my!!! Karen, these images make me smile out loud! You never cease to amaze me with your brilliant macros! Wow! Wow! Wow!! Sooo lovely. :)

fudelchen said...

Einfach ganz wundervolle Regentropfen, du machst superschöne Makros.

GLG Marianne ♥

Gillian Olson said...

Fabulous shots. The colours and the reflections in these drops are so perfect. Thank you for sharing.

Karen said...

Beautiful orbs!

Marty said...

flood is sad but beautiful !
so many amazing images and
waterdrops ! wish you a wonderful week

Ida said...

Stunning shots!

Pat said...

What marvelous shots! Great work!

Evelyn S. said...

Raindrop macros are so beautiful; yours are exceptional!

Steve n Vickie said...

Raindrops are so beautiful. Now I have "A Few of My Favorite Things" going through my head.

Pam said...

your photos are sooo beautiful!! and even more impressive knowing what camera you used! i've been wanting to get a lumix p&s but you have persuaded me even more :)

gengen said...

Wow they are so beautiful the way you take the shot really impressive. Visiting from MM!

Alice said...

WOW! Those photos are seriously AMAZING! They look professional! They'd easy win a competition. They are spectacular!

Izabela said...

Beautiful macro shots. Perfectly placed focus and sufficient depth of field. I am jealous of the third one- still waiting to add it reflections in the drops to my portfolio.

Kala said...

WOW. The selective focus and light in these macros are superb!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Excellent... so clean and clear!! These belong in a photo book or magazine.

geanina said...

wow....beautiful! like...

Caz (The Truth About Mummy) said...

Totally beautiful photos!!!! Poppin in from Wordless Wednesday with Trish :)

Mira Crisp said...

Karen, I rarely cannot pick a favorite shot, I always have one favorite but this time I really cannot pick only one! I dont which one to select to make it my favorite. I narrowed it down to the first one and the last one but I love the ones in between too!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Spectacular shots of raindrops , so beautiful.

Juliana said...

Pleasure to see this beauty!

ally said...

beautiful, beautiful shots
and so refreshing

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for linking up to tina´s ww with this wonderful pics! :)

Imelda @ Cum Auxilio Ab Alto said...

Your photos are gorgeous!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful macro photos.

Regards and best wishes

Becky from BeckyandJames.com said...

These are just stunning. Love each and every one.

Linda said...

I think everything possible has been said...but anyway, WOW! Amazing macros! You are a master!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

The green in your 1st image is so vivid... so beautiful! =)

Rena said...

I LOVE raindrops and these are wonderful...especially the 3rd pic. Those reflections are so clear and amazing!

Anna said...

Great job on the raindrops! I know that's not an easy subject to do well.

CameraCruise said...

Wow, amazing shots, love all of them!!!!
Great work!

Diabe said...

Incredible Shots! Great Inspirations too! What camera and lens did you use for these? Thanks!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi Diabe/Diane, wonderful to have you stop by, thank you for your comments. You will find the answer to your question above in my earlier comment.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Lovely! Best wishes!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous macros. You've really created something quite amazing in that 3rd shot.

chubskulit said...

These are beautiful!

Visiting late from Saturday Sareenity, here's my ENTRY, have a great week ahead!

Tito Eric said...

Lovely shots, indeed!

Emily said...

The detail in these shots is incredible! Beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

Kim said...

That last shot is so beautiful. That deserved to be enlarged and hung on a wall. Sell that image. It is fantastic!!!

Rohit Sareen said...

these are simply awesome! any level of praise, according to me, will still be less...this is simply great work!

and thank you for contributing to Saturday Sareenity.

Honey Von Stilt said...

I am in California and found your website by accident - your photography is stunning! I have been really enjoying your posts almost daily. I would love to know... what camera you take these shots with?

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi Honey, I'm pleased you are enjoying my blog and photos. These were taken with my Lumix fixed lens superzoom. You can see it in this post
http://piecesofcontentment.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/my-cameras-and-gear.html

Shortly after this post I bought a Raynox macro conversions lens to let me take even closer macros with my Lumix. The details of it are here
http://piecesofcontentment.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/closer-view.html

In April I bought my first DSLR, a Canon 600D. The Raynox works fine with it too.

I tend to use both my Lumix and Canon 600D each week. The Lumix is lighter and more convenient to take out with me. It also is great for macro. The Canon is bulkier but gives me greater control over settings (which I am still learning) and is better in low light situations.

My Lumix is nearly three years old now. They have released two or three since then, each with good reports. If my Lumix wore out I'd be looking to buy their most recent super zoom (DMC-FZ200) with Leica lens as a replacement - it looks great.

Do you have a blog?

Karen

veredit - isabella kramer said...

OMG !! Dear Karen,

these are first class drops photos - awesome composition, lovely depth and colors - brilliant work !!

I'm thrilled !!

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