07.07.2020 Dewdrops

I did go to Brickyard Meadow with a mission in mind but as I mentioned that was not happening. However, there was a lot to see before I got to that butterfly or discovered the lack of Canada Lily blooms.

I would have liked to get a bit more parallel to capture the lower drops on this next image a little sharper.  But this is a great metaphor for how all things in Nature are connected. The least move from even three feet away wiggled this and everything around it and the drops would have fallen which did happen with another composition.

The other subject on my mission was to do some abstracts with Black-eyed Susans, but they are a little late where I like to visit them just like the lilies. However, while inspecting this one I found someone looking back at me and tipping his hat.

All these selfies lately have me fearing that I am getting a bit narcissistic. 🙂

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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40 Responses to 07.07.2020 Dewdrops

  1. krikitarts says:

    No fear, Steve. It’s not really narcissism if it’s a byproduct of the artistic process rather than its initial intent.

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  2. What excellent dewdrop views. Each drop is a little world. The big drop in the center of the last photo reminds me of an eye. As for the inadvertent selfie there, did you consider cloning it out?

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  3. Littlesundog says:

    I really enjoy your display of dewdrop images lately, Steve. These three images have me mesmerized! I keep going back to look at the detail. Wonderful, wonderful!!

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  4. If that was Ansel Adams or Eliot Porter’s image looking out of that black-eyed susan, it would be hanging in a gallery…who knows?

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    • We all do selfies at some point or another. I guess the one that always comes to mind is that of Imogen Cunningham.
      imogen-cunningham-self-portrait-1958

      I highly doubt I will ever achieve such status, but the thought is enjoyable. I used it for my new profile picture on Facebook but I don’t think many have looked at it closely.

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  5. melissabluefineart says:

    Really magical.

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  6. I’ve always been fascinated by the details of dewdrops in nature. Thus, these are entrancing.

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  7. Nature’s jewelry box…a mesmerizing sight!

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  8. shoreacres says:

    I especially like the differently-greened blades in the first photo, and I love the triangle in the second, with each side a different width. It reminds me of a knitting project, with garment, needle, and yarn all represented.

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  9. Great images Steve! The first one is my favorite!

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  10. Fun images, Steve!

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  11. I find the second image extraordinary. Yeah, the focus is a little problem, but I can live with that to see the composition as is and the variety of dewdrop sizes.

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  12. Todd Henson says:

    That last one is like looking into someones (or somethings) eye and seeing your own reflection. Really fascinating with that crop. I like it!

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  13. Ruelha says:

    Wow….this is gorgeousssss

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  14. Maria says:

    I just realized they’re still selling the Canon 180mm macro. I thought it had been discontinued, but it’s still being sold. Do you like it better than the Canon 100mm? Another popular one was the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 but it’s discontinued. I think that long lens gives you a healthy distance between the small, hard-to-get creatures. Doesn’t it?

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    • Yes, it is still a current model and I am surprised they have not come up with a Mark II version with IS like they did with the 100. I am not sure that I like it better necessarily but use it more for the reason you mention…extra reach and more distance from skittish subjects. I use the 100 on my 40D with a flash for chasing butterflies and other insects in my yard and am happy with the images I produce with that. It is lighter than the 100 which I prefer for hand holding shots although the tripod foot of the 180 makes holding a little easier.
      At one point Sigma had a 180 and a 150. I am not sure why they have now decided to just have the 105 and 70 but I guess that’s their marketing department’s decision.

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  15. bluebrightly says:

    Great post, Steve. As you say, it’s all connected, and one can picture all the dew coming off as you make a small move. I love the spider web thread linking the grasses because it keeps me interested. The last photo is terrific, technically precise, and full of humor at the same time.

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    • Thank you, Lynn. I have ruined more than my share of dewy attempts clumsily bumping some seemingly unattached leaf only to watch a dew storm fall from the subject. My favorite selfies are silhouettes with little detail. 🙂

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