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Water Droplet

Water Droplet
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-12
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX APO IF HSM, Digital ISO-200, Kood 72mm UV filter
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-25 1:43
Viewed: 3215
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I thought I'd post a droplet today seeing as I haven't for a while. Here you can see some distorted ivy in the reflection :-)

I hope you like it!

A drop or droplet is a small volume of liquid, bounded completely or almost completely by free surfaces.

The simplest way to form a drop is to allow liquid to flow slowly from the lower end of a vertical tube of small diameter. When the pendant drop exceeds a certain size it is no longer stable and detaches itself. Drops may also be formed by the condensation of a supercooled vapor or by atomization of a larger mass of liquid.

The term droplet is a diminutive form of 'drop' - and typically used for liquid particles of

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-25 1:47]

Hi Joe,This is a very good shot from the angle you have taken. We are neighbors today. The droplets looks solid. Lovely compo. ganesh

Hi Joe,
Nice image with great sharpness and colors

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-25 3:47]

Hi Joe,i have try many times to take pics like that but whitout good results..eheheh..your is wonderfull,excellent in sharpenss and colors,my best compliments for the idea and for the realisation,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-25 4:05]

Hi Joe,
Beautiful macro.POV,framing,colors and composition are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

OO-ER! I seem to have missed two or three.
(Been a bit busy and a bit knackered)
I love this droplet.
Have you done some extra pp to the inside reflection?
It looks ... I dunno ... kinda weird,I guess.
Its pretty cool though.
Cheers Joe

Hello Joe,
simple and lovely composition with marvellous colours and wonderful reflection,

Hello Joe,
Splendid and fantastic shot of this natural droplet:)
Great clarity on its surface. I can see some object from the reflections. It also includes a landscape:p.
Simply I loved this shot my friend.
Well done OwlMan :-)


I have always been stopped dead in my tracks when I see this type of image. And as I recall you do them quite well.....You know....there are so many things which can be said about water droplets both in science as well as in philosophy and symbolism. Almost as a mandala, they have a tendency to slow down the mind...not sure if it is vibrational or simply patterns or a combination of both, but it works VERY well here Joey!

Hi Joe,
Good sharp shoot, nice, artistic composition, very good quality.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-25 8:54]

Hi Joe,

I don't remember the last time I saw a water droplet on a plant. Any week now and we should have some rain! Very clever and very artistic shot. I love the various shades of green.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-25 12:53]

Hi Joe. This is somthing i have not tried to do. you have mayed it look so easy but i am sure its not. I think there must be every shade of green . great use of the light. well done TFs.

Interesting photo Joey! I like it! I dont see to many droplet photos. Thanks Joey for sharing! Cheers Josh Lewis.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-06-25 19:45]

Hello Joe, very interresting image with a clever composition and a top notch technique. Well done, different but very good, thanks!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-25 22:29]

Hello Joe

Just marking the post for now


Droplets make a fascinating theme, Joe, and you have captured this one quite well.
In the beginning of my participation on TN, I had also posted such a picture with the droplet working as a mirror.
Sabine is an outstanding contributor to this theme though she is now quiet on TN.
Well done and TFS.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-06-26 8:56]

Nicely done Joe, a classic water droplet shot! You need real sharp crystal quality to make this kind of shot work and you've done that here - well done. Good greens too...

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-06-26 9:42]

You're amazing Joey. This is perfect, beautiful, graceful, cristal clear and so enjoyable to look at. I feel in this picture all your intensity, precision, professionalism and love of photography. One has to love it to take the time and patience to learn the skills and to develop its aesthetic eyes. Thank you so much for your fantastic contribution on this site, for the example you show us all about photography and that talent doesn't come with age ;) but with the patience to develop its gift.


Hi Joe,

Very good that practising photography in the rainy days too. Makes life easier if you just adjust. Anyway, excellent picture of this droplet. It is amazing what kind of shapes and colours macro shots can bring alive. Excellent POV, DOF and lighting. Great work Joe!


Best wishes


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-06-26 18:31]

Hello Joe,
Well composed and photoed Joe, I thought the drop would be elongated a bit, but here it looks like a half moon. Nice work Joe, Thank you.

Ciao Joe, Magic drop with fantastic colors and wonderful light, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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