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Pearl on A Leaf

Pearl on A Leaf
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-20
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Sony DSC-P200
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-10 5:21
Viewed: 3425
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends, many of us are fascinated by the sight of water drops clinging to things after a shower of rain. Depending on our point of view at that given moment of time, we see some unusual phenomenon of nature at play and capture it with a camera.
Our friend Sabine on TN is an exceptionally perceptive recorder of such phenomena. We have seen some of her water drop pictures that make us sit up with wonder and admiration.

Today I too am posting a water drop picture I took while taking an evening stroll on the long ridge on which my village is situated in a remote corner of Himachal Pradesh, India. Monsoon showers had lashed the area during the day, but the clouds had lifted in the afternoon.
I noticed this spherical formation of rain water resting in the depression on a long leaf of a vine that grows wild in our area. Something struck me as unusual and I stopped in my tracks. I saw that whereas the rest of the vegetation was totally free from moisture, only this fairly sizable ball of water stood poised on a totally dry leaf. I had my camera with me, so I promptly took a few shots.
I took many water drop pictures during the monsoon season I was in India, but this, in my opinion, stands out as an interesting case study.
If you look carefully, it reflects a partially cloudy sky.
Thanks for indulging me.

jcoowanitwong, LordPotty, BEHRAD, navnith, jmp, valy67, marhowie, goutham_ramesh has marked this note useful
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Hello Ram,
Nature is beautiful. This raindrop is just as pure as it could be and good representation of unspoil environment. Thanks for sharing this nice picture.

Hi Ram,
Superb macro.Colours, details, POV are wonderful.Well composed.Best wishes.


Hi Ram,
A very pleasing composition. Good eye for details! The droplet of water stands out nicely from the green leaf. Good colours and saturation.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-10-10 6:35]

Hi Ram,
Thanks for the sky in the water drop. Very poetical.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-10-10 6:53]

Very pretty shot Ram,really natural light you captured nice water droplet..green leaves makes more impact in composition.

An interesting shot and note Ram.
Makes me want to dig out some of my water drop shots.
Would like to have seen it a bit closer up,but the leaves have interesting shapes too.
Cheers, Steve

Hi Ram
Very nice shot.
Good compositin & colour.
You wrote a lovely note.I like it.


Hi Ram,
A beautiful macro, with good sharpness and colours.

wow. well captured beautiful composition as usual. nice pov, good dof. the dew drop looks beautiful on the green leaf

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-10-10 11:41]

splendide macro, les détails sont nets


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  • mjmbkk (89)
  • [2006-10-10 12:41]

Very nicely composed Ram. I like the simplicity and the purity of it. Well done. Mike

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-10 16:11]

Hi Ram,
Who knows why there is just one big drop of water! I have no idea about what kind of physical phenomenon is under this isolated sphere. In any case a good subject to shot with great details, lovely colors and good reflections.
TFS, José M.

Hi Ram,
How many of us record such simple things in a beautiful way ( very less i guess!!). Great shot, the colors of the leaves is so pleasant( i have always loved green ).The drop is amazing and refereshing
Goutham R

Hello Ram !
Excellent picture, I like it a lot ! The droplet of water is very beautiful, and you have captured is so nicely. Excellent details, colors and composition. Very well done !

Hi Ram,
Well done mf. Well composed "pearl" with good sharpness, detail, light and color..Yes, I see the the cloudy sky :)

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-10-21 15:54]

Fajne zdjęcie, niby nic, a jednak coś w nim jest . Dobra robota.

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