Reflections of a Water Droplet

Reflections of a Water Droplet

Reflections of a Water Droplet

I played around with the D800E and the 105mm Macro today.  We had the sprinklers on in the yard, so I took advantage of the water everywhere.  I did augment a bit with a spray bottle where needed.  I was quite surprised when I blew up a shot of a flower to find this bee that was sopping wet.  I’ve cropped this quite significantly, and sharpened just a bit in LR4.  The second photo is a dahlia bud that was dripping water.  I did try a few shots with my 50mm 1.8 – but was not anywhere nearly as pleased with the results.  I tried some shots just handheld, some with the monopod, but the ones I did with the tripod were by far the most successful.  I have quite a lot to learn about this amazing lens . . . most certainly how to control depth of field.  

My journey continues!

Wet Bee Wings: D800E, 105mm 2.8 VR II, Tripod mount, Manual Mode: ISO 100, 150mm 105mm, f3.5, 1/160, AWB

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Bee SOOC Original

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20120909-FX8_Bee Original SOOC

Green Flower Bud: D800E, 105mm 2.8 VR II, Tripod mount, Manual Mode: ISO 100, 150mm  105mm, f3.5, 1/160, AWB

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Comments

  • Gabriel | 加百利 September 10, 2012 Reply

    great shots! :–) C an I ask if you don’t mind, where you are detailing your EXIF data of each shot ” 150mm ” – Focal length, but you are using a 105 mm Macro / Fix ( Prime ) lens F/2.8 :–) so I think, unless I’ve got it wrong, it must be a typing mistake. Just wanted to make sure, and make you aware as well. Please hope you don’t mind and, lovely post :)

  • Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for pointing that out!! Yes – it should be 105mm!

  • Doug Fairburn NFP September 14, 2012 Reply

    Great stuff, i was looking to find out more about processing B&W in LR4 and your latest has given me the “bug” to get my but back out there. Thanks

    • Awesome . . . so happy I was able to inspire you! Some of my happiest moments are when I’m behind my camera or sitting at the computer processing my photos!

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