Photography – Calla Lilies – Rain Drops

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“Time itself comes in drops.”  William James – f/8; 1/320; ISO 400.


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The sturdy calla lily petals with their smooth and graceful curves are the perfect subject to shoot water drops. The water drops display a nice variety of shapes and sizes without dripping into the center of the flower.  

These calla lilies where placed in a vase and set on my patio table two feet in front of an evergreen which made the background very easy to darken. f/8; 1/60; ISO 400. 

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Photography – Water Drops

 

Water Drop“On one drop of water are found all the secrets of the universe”, Kahil Gibran

This was a very fun photo shoot. There was this leafy plant in my family room. I decided to  spray the leaves. I set up my tripod and attached my macro lens to my camera. Then the shoot began. Lighting was not a concern. There was plenty of natural light streaming in from the windows where the plant was placed.

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In shooting macro the best tips that were passed along to me were:

 – shoot in aperture priority mode using manual focus

 – shoot in live view and magnify the area you are focusing in on

 – place a diopter (magnifier) over the live view screen to further focus in the subject

 

Macro Lens; manual focus;1/4 sec; ISO100