Montgomery Township, New Jersey

Water – Macro Moments Challenge #37

Camera : NIKON D5100, Focal length : 55mm, Aperture : ƒ/22, Shutter speed : 1/40s, ISO : 6400, Captured : 6 May, 2017, Copyright : © 2017 Khürt L. Williams,

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.

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Husband, father, Information security professional and avid photographer living at the junction of Princeton Township, Montgomery Township and Rocky Hill.

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Montgomery Township, New Jersey, United States of America

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6 Comments on “Water – Macro Moments Challenge #37

  1. Pingback: Macro Moments Challenge #38 - Catkins - Island in the Net

  2. 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.

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