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Raindrops keep falling . . .

Raindrops keep falling . . .
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-07
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF-S 18-55
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-17 4:46
Viewed: 4454
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Points: 26
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Silk Tree
(Albizia Julibrissin)

I came back to this tree after a small shower of rain and I was quite happy with how the tiny raindrops are sitting on the leaves. Notice how the drops aren’t sitting at the base of each leaflet, they have just stayed where they landed on the leaves.

Silk Tree is so named from its threadlike flowers, and is unrelated to the mulberry tree from which silk is produced. Other names are pink acacia and mimosa tree. It is native over much of Asia, and now grows wild in the eastern U.S., where it was introduced in 1785. Although it produces many seedpods in Seattle, it rarely or never springs up wild here.

Silk tree, also known as mimosa, or silky acacia, is a small to medium-sized tree that can grow up to 20-40 feet tall. The bark is light brown, nearly smooth, and generally thin with lens shaped areas along the stem. The attractive fern-like leaves of mimosa are finely divided, 5-8 inches long by about 3-4 inches wide, and alternate along the stems. Silk tree has showy and fragrant pink flowers, about 1½ inches long, that resemble pom-poms and are arranged in panicles at the ends of branches. Fruits are flat, straw-coloured pods about 6 inches long containing light brown oval-shaped seeds about ½ inch in length. Pods ripen at the end of summer and begin to disintegrate soon after, but remain on the trees into winter.


Model - Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
DateTime - 2005:03:07 10:46:17
ExposureTime - 1/160
FNumber - 5.60
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/160
ApertureValue - F 5.60
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MaxApertureValue - F 5.60
Flash - Not fired, auto mode
FocalLength - 46 mm
Easy shooting mode - Macro/Close-Up
Digital zoom - None
Contrast - High , +1
Saturation - High , +1
Sharpness - High , +1
Focal length - 18 - 55 mm
Contrasted, saturated and sharpened.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-17 4:57]

Excellent shot Janice!I liked the DOF and raindrops very much;)DOF,composition and your note are very good.TFS

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-17 4:57]
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Superb composition and colours Janice! Green, sharp, detailed. And of course droplets - looks like jewels. One of your best shots.
As I see you took it in macro mode - how far from leaves was your cam ?

Wonderful shot Janice! I love green!

And Janice...
Thank you very much ...it isn't duck!!!!!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-17 6:01]

This is simply beautiful! Good compo and the raondrops are great. Colors are superb aswell. TFS!

I like this one Janice it pulls me in and intrigues me. Its a very artistic shot I like the way the middle section is caught between focus and the glistening raindrops..very nice post.

Greta shot Janice,
the uniform pattern of the leaves is very nice. The rain drops give it a bit more.
good notes
Thanks for posting

Well done on this capture. The focus on the drops is good. Excelent work.


Janice, Great job on this. Your narrow DOF has focued the viewers attention well on the leaves laden with water-droplets center frame. Great detail/sharpness..Thanx!!

Very arty Janice. The rain looks like hailstones. A really beautiful image, nice and sharp.
Well done and thanks for sharing.

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  • vero Silver Star Critiquer [C: 44 W: 8 N: 16] (342)
  • [2005-03-17 16:20]

Jolie composition graphique et pleine de fraîcheur. Bravo!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-17 16:27]

Janice, this is very nice indeed. The composition and POV are great and the addition of water droplets gives it an extra punch. Good colurs and details - great work, well done.

A very good picture with just the leaves alone, but an excellent picture with the water droplets. Great colors and composition. Very Nice Work!

Hello Janice! I have never seen water droplets "stuck" on to leaves before, what a unique situation. Lucky you didn't miss it! I love the orderly rows, they remind me of hair combs. Through you New Zealanders, I am learning so much about the flora and fauna of your gorgeous country. Cheers, and thanks!

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