My original vision was to create a macro shot of some object reflected in a water drop. We had a lot of rainfall in May and it seemed fitting to attempt to capture water. However, I soon discovered how difficult it is to shoot water drops. Shooting handheld down at the level of leaves was challenging. I was soon exhausted from bending over leaves and holding my breath to reduce camera shake. The slightest movement and the images are blurred.
I then tried using a tripod. This improved stability but presented a new challenge. Water drops on leaves are delicate things. Positioning the lens in the right spot for optimal focus often meant accidentally disturbing the foliage. In some cases, I lost the drop of water. It would fall off the leaf. Capturing a set of useable images was an exercise in patience with much trial and error.
Macro Moments was created by avid macro photographer, Susan Gutterman, to share the beauty of macro photography and learn from others photographers. A new challenge begins on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. The winner’s photo may be featured on her blog and used as the banner in the announcement for the next challenge.
Macro Moments Challenge #38 - Catkins - Island in the Net6th June 2017 at 9:53 PM
[…] I was going to pass on this macro challenge. I didn’t think I could find a catkin. But worse, I didn’t know what a catkin […]
Miriam29th May 2017 at 5:49 PM
Wonderful shot of the water droplets. Almost magical!
joshi daniel26th May 2017 at 8:53 AM
Khürt Williams27th May 2017 at 7:43 AM
Susan Gutterman23rd May 2017 at 12:21 PM
Beautiful shot, Khürt! I have experienced the same challenge along with my yellow lab being very curious about what in the heck I'm doing in the bushes and climbing in, of course causing all kinds of shake.
Otto von Münchow23rd May 2017 at 11:42 AM
Beautifully captured. It's like the water droplets pop out of the photo. The beauty in the details!