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Raindrops after Typhoon Nuri

Raindrops after Typhoon Nuri
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Copyright: MY Wong (Seabird) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 0 N: 359] (1387)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-23
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Tamron 90mm macro
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): gondox's favorites - abstracts and close ups [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-23 1:41
Viewed: 3769
Points: 22
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Dear all,

This picture was just taken just now, a day after Typhoon Nuri landed in Hong Kong. Nuri has destroyed all the flowers and other plants in the lotus pond nearby my place.

But I'm surprised and happy to see that the typhoon has brought many tiny creatures prominently onto the surface of the soil and on top of fallen leaves. These creatures include ants, spiders, flies, bees....even a little frog! The little frog I saw just now was less than 1cm in size. I have taken a picture but it's a bit out of focus, so I am not sure if I should upload it here at TN :P but it's really cute!!

so, here is a photo of raindrops on a waterplant. I hope you'd like this : )

I look forward to your comment and pointers for improvement.

have a great weekend!

Man Yee

from http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080822/wl_asia_afp/hongkongweathertyphoon

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong issued its highest storm warning in five years Friday as Typhoon Nuri brought hurricane-force winds and heavy rain, halting trade on financial markets and shutting down most of the city.

Flights were delayed, schools and most offices closed and bus and ferry services suspended, with the Government Information Service (GIS) reporting early Saturday 19 people had been admitted to hospital, with one in critical condition.

Another five were in a serious condition, GIS said, adding a man reported missing from a local beach had still not been found and the sea search had been suspended because of the weather.

The Hong Kong Observatory earlier issued the level-nine storm signal for the first time since 2003 and warned people not to venture outdoors.

The observatory recorded hurricane-force winds of up to 120 kilometres (75 miles) per hour and gusts of 150 kilometres per hour, and warned of "very rough seas."

Nuri weakened into a severe tropical storm after slamming into the southern Chinese territory's east coast around 5:00 pm (0900 GMT) bringing winds of up to 85 kilometres per hour.

As of early Saturday the signal had been lowered to eight, signalling gale- or storm-force winds, as it gradually weakened and moved away from Hong Kong towards the Chinese mainland.

The South China Morning Post said authorities on the mainland had ordered the evacuation of 250,000 people from coastal areas in southern Guangdong province.

August is Hong Kong's hottest month and typhoons can often force the entire city to close down, although they rarely cause much damage as the city's structures are designed to withstand their colossal force.

There were angry scenes outside the city's convention centre after hundreds of people ignored warnings to stay indoors and travelled there for an annual computer fair, only to find the event had been cancelled.

Organisers had said the fair would go ahead -- and entry would be free -- if the typhoon warning was issued.

Security guards had to call in police when the angry crowd banged on the doors demanding to be let in.

"We wouldn't have come in this terrible weather if we'd had an indication that they might close," said Donald Yip.

Courts and financial markets were all closed, and the Hong Kong Airport Authority said more than 300 flights had been cancelled, delayed or redirected.

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific and its sister company Dragonair announced that all flights would be cancelled for the rest of Friday.

The Airport Authority said planes were still leaving the territory, but some visitors were left stranded after their flights were cancelled.

"The airlines should have broadcast the latest typhoon news in the airport and made arrangements for us to stay somewhere. It's the first time I've come to Hong Kong, and now I have no idea what to do here," one woman told local broadcaster Cable News TV.

Organisers of the Olympic equestrian events staged in the city breathed a sigh of relief, as the competition ended late Thursday with the show-jumping final.

"We are fortunate that the competition finished before Typhoon Nuri hit Hong Kong," a spokeswoman for the Equestrian Company, which organised the competition, told AFP.

But some competitors and horses due to fly out after the end of the event were left stranded.

The British and Australian teams said some of their riders had their flights cancelled and a Danish team spokeswoman said three dressage horses and their grooms had been unable to leave.

Seven people were killed when Nuri slammed into the northern Philippines on Wednesday.

Nuri is the name of a blue-crowned parakeet in Malaysia, according to the Hong Kong.

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Great composition and macro.
Nuri is turkish name, too. For men, for women=Nuriye.

Hello Manyee,
Great macro with good closeness of the raindrops with the beautiful lighting over it!
very artistic posting with great details
thanks for the notes as well

hello manyee,
very nice capture, i liked the dew drops on the surface of the water plant, the colors and the texture look great, well composed shot, i hope that the typhoon hasnt done much harm.

Beautifully taken Manyee. Crystal clear and pin sharp with wonderful exposure.
Nice diagonal composition of the leaf with the droplets running down out the bottom left corner.


Hi Man Yee,

What a pity about the damage but as you say new life comes from it. It is really nice to use nature pictorially like this well handled image. Well handled because I think the lighting was probably a bit low. For any improvement you will require a good tripod so that you can drop your speed for more Depth of field.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-08-23 8:44]

Hi Man Yee,

Nice close-up of the water drops with a good color rendering. Color tones makes me feel the cloudy sky and iminent rain fall.

Thank you for sharing,

Merhaba Man Yee,damlacıklarla cok güzel çekimler yapıyorsun.Her bir damlacık,farklı dünyalar,farklı insanlar gibi.Bak kiminin dünyası küçük,kiminin büyük.Ben sadece bir makro çalışma olarak görmüyoum,çok hoş bir anlatımı var,ellerine sağlık,selamlar :)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-24 2:04]

Hi MY,this is a 1st class pic!! Wonderfull idea and perfect realisation,surely a very difficult work,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Man Yee,
Very nice close-up. Good green tone ans a lot of sharpness. Do you try to not center the big drop of water? I think it make a better composition... (1/3 ratio)

Hi Man Yee,
I am a fan of abstract nature photos. And this one ticked all boxes. The shallow DOF forced me to focus on the super sharp water drops and it they created an even more impressive magnification. The diagonal line in this photo is perfect. My only nit is the dark right corner. I think a crop would have been best.

Hi My!

Wonderful drop shot! I love to take photos like this too, check my gallery if you're interested!
Yours is very sharp and clear, with lots of details inside the drop. I like the diagonal composition too.
You could upload the frog as workshop to this picture, as another aspect of the subject (the typhoon) you're describing in your notes. Just an idea...
Anyway a wonderful shot that requires its place in my 'close ups favorites' theme. TFS!

Best regards,

I alway wanderd how beutiful are the water drops on leaves, but i never photograph them. Your picture is very sipmle and in the same time, very artisctic.

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