LRusinko - Aug 20, 2008 10:28 PM EDT
What a great photo! You are truly an artist!
alandrapal - May 10, 2008 02:20 AM EDT
back to view this one again, it's so beautiful.
Guest - Jun 12, 2006 12:16 PM EDT
Hi Katie, Thank you for your thoughts on this.
Guest - Jun 12, 2006 11:21 AM EDT
I like the contrast between the black and the green. Nice.
Guest - May 27, 2006 01:19 PM EDT
Hi Snowbird, Thank you for commenting, your thoughts are much appreciated.
Guest - May 23, 2006 05:09 PM EDT
I am fascinated with rain drops so I understand the troubles & joy of a good shot on rain drops & this one is one of the best I have seen lately. Great work!!!
Guest - Apr 16, 2006 02:11 PM EDT
Hi Lulu, Thank you for commenting. I get lots of practice, we've sold about 350,000 photographs. While new lenses are expensive, and we collectively always seem to need what we don't have, I know some photographers who take stunning photographs with relatively modest equipment. Part of it is knowing how to get the most out of what you have and part is being in the right place at the right time (luck). I appreciate your thoughts and interest.
Guest - Apr 16, 2006 06:13 AM EDT
Doug, this is wonderful. You sure are dedicated. I need to get some lenses for my camera but like you have stated, they are very expensive. I'm sure I could learn a lot from you though. Yours is one gallery I will keep visiting. Great job!
Guest - Apr 14, 2006 01:46 PM EDT
Thank you all for you generous comments. This was taken with a Canon 180mm, F3.5L pro series macro lens. It's fairly heavy and moderately expensive (about $1,400). In low light conditions it's weight makes it nearly impossible to hold steady enough to get a good shot without a tripod. It's not image stabalized and this particular shot was taken using a Bogen-Manfrotto tripod. With the camera in servo mode, manual focus and exposure, I take five shots a second for two bursts and delete the ones that don't work. The trick, of course, is keeping the camera dry during all of this.
Guest - Apr 14, 2006 03:55 AM EDT
It's amazing what can be found in a drop of water. Well done and incredible sharp.
Guest - Apr 13, 2006 06:24 PM EDT
WOW!! what a great shot.
Guest - Apr 13, 2006 05:06 PM EDT
truly beautiful. It looks as if you just got this shot in time! Are you using an IS Canon lens?
Guest - Apr 13, 2006 03:51 PM EDT
What a neat shot. Wish I had your patience. Only once did I see a nice reflection in a raindrop, was getting set to take it's picture when I needed to move by tripod just a bit to get the composition that I want - and darned if the tripod didn't shake the bush. Good-bye raindrop.
Guest - Apr 13, 2006 03:23 PM EDT
That is truely an amazing photo. Very well done.
Guest - Apr 13, 2006 02:52 PM EDT
That's truly patience and love of your craft, Doug - a beautiful macro - you WERE using a tripod, weren't you? It sounds like you may not have been - and if you're that steady, I'm really envious! It's fantastic
Guest - Apr 13, 2006 01:53 PM EDT
Hi Mary, Thank you for your kind words and interest. This is a macro photo taken in the rain (we've had an abundance of that here lately). The weather here has not permitted much outdoor photography so I decided to get the macro lens, and umbrella, out and try to get some raindrop photos. The tough part is holding the camera and the umbrella at the same time. Low light requires the use of a tripod for most of these. Somtimes by the time you get set up the drop is gone.
Guest - Apr 13, 2006 01:44 PM EDT
Dough, did you create this or is it an actual water drop with a reflection or budding leaves surrounded by the water drop....whatever, it is lovely.
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