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D is for Dazzling Droplet

D is for Dazzling Droplet 

The other day I went down to the gate to get the mail and brought along my camera. I had looked outside and saw that everything was covered in melted frost and knew I would find lots of wonderful opportunities for my next alphabet letter, "D".

The thing that always amazes me is how incredibly tiny droplets can be. We are used to seeing large rain drops on windows, in the sink, the shower, etc. But droplets can be microscopic in size, and when you see grass sparking with early morning dew, a very close look will reveal that tiny beads of water are bristling on almost every surface!

I wandered around in various locations, dropping down to my knee pads and staring nose-close at the incredible sparkling landscapes before me, and got lucky with many cool pictures of droplets with fabulous bokeh. Here is my favorite of this photo outing.

I found this single droplet next to our seasonal pond in a patch of grass carpeting one side. No larger than a small letter "o"(about 1mm), this drop is clinging proudly to the very tip of a tiny blade of grass, the sun catching an edge and creating a beautiful starburst! These droplets are so very small that I have to keep "landmarks" in mind to help locate the droplet when I look through my viewfinder! Isn't nature amazing?! :)

Explored on March 18, 2014. Highest placement, #1. :D

Clare Dlgm., Heidiho, Clo Lezzani, Pamo67 and 122 other people have particularly liked this photo


83 comments - The latest ones
 p'titJo
p'titJo
Abolument magnifique !
Bravo Janet
6 years ago.
 Chrissy
Chrissy club
I love the reflections and sparkles and the beautiful bokeh. Looks like some magic!
6 years ago.
 guenievre
guenievre
Trop beau!
6 years ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Un bijou ta photo , bravo Janet
6 years ago.
 Dynamo
Dynamo
wow, fantastic..
the bokeh & star burst..
6 years ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
You've done it again Janet - an absolutely stunning picture again. Oh how I wish I could take pictures like this. It's perfect. The bokeh enhances the sparkles of the droplet. Wonderful wonderful - you are such a clever girl. LOL
6 years ago.
 Clotilde M
Clotilde M club
TRES TRES REUSSI... une goutte magnifique et un éclat de soleil excellent... BRAVO !!!
Le bokeh**********************
Une photo magique
6 years ago.
 Janano -
Janano - club
great shot Janet . lots of experimentation
6 years ago.
 Dean Morley (on and off)
Dean Morley (on and… club
What an absolutely fantastic bit of photography, Janet, simply stunning work. :-)
6 years ago.
 Charlie
Charlie
Superbe !!!
6 years ago.
 Ch'an
Ch'an club
Très joli !
6 years ago.
 Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Excelente
6 years ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Amazing capture...excellent work...well done janet.
6 years ago.
 eggii
eggii
beautiful picture and great shot!
6 years ago.
 fragglerocks
fragglerocks club
Bestest
6 years ago.
 Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Beautiful !! lovely droplet
6 years ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...Absolutely stunning!
Perfect work, Janet!
6 years ago.
 Willard Joudrey
Willard Joudrey
super Janet, excellent work
6 years ago.
 Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Dazzling for sure. The drop, star burst and lens flare, excellent!
6 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
That is so gorgeous! There is so much beauty all around us, even in such tiny things!
6 years ago.
 Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Dazzling it is!
6 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
a marvellous photo my friend
6 years ago.
 Gerlinde
Gerlinde
wow, Janet, that is especially!!!!!!!!!!!!
very, very beautiful!
6 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Great sparkle on the droplet and I really like the bokeh.

RE "the power lines". I did consider removing these - as you say it's easy enough to do. After a lot of thought I decided to keep them in because I didn't find them obtrusive and the diagonal line stopped the eye drifting out of the top of the picture. I guess this is what people mean when they talk about "subjective opinions"!
6 years ago.
Janet Brien club has replied to Dave Hilditch
Well said, Dave! And as you mentioned, the power lines do pull the eye into the image. They do work in that image when considered as a leading line! :) Part of my issue is my own pet peeve with them! :D
6 years ago.
 Penny
Penny
Wow Janet! That is one beautiful droplet! Its like a tiny little crystal ball...so crisp and clear...love it!
6 years ago.
 s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
Gorgeous clarity :)))
6 years ago.
 Chrissy S
Chrissy S
Lovely crisp shot Janet. Those little starbursts always make me smile....well captured :)
6 years ago.
 Henry L ( k4eyv )
Henry L ( k4eyv )
stun
6 years ago.
 Valfal
Valfal club
This photo is amazing and spellbinding! Your macro shots are to die for!
6 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Magnificent composition !!!!!!!!
6 years ago.
 Eve
Eve
Magique Janet !!
****************
6 years ago.
 Jon Smith
Jon Smith
dazzling work indeed janet
6 years ago.
 koaxial
koaxial
oh WOW - looks like a diamond-D!! fantastic bokeh too. a whole galaxy in a nutshell ;)
6 years ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
Congrats on Explore!
Seen in : Ipernity Frontpage & What's Hot
6 years ago.
 Alessio Corsi
Alessio Corsi
magica Macro!
6 years ago.
 Charlie
Charlie
Magnifique Janet !!!!
6 years ago.
 Charlie
Charlie
Magnifique Janet !!!!
6 years ago.
 Rajan C.K
Rajan C.K
Simply fabulous!
6 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Brilliant capture, Janet.
Seen in the group Prime lenses (fixed focal length)
6 years ago. Edited 6 years ago.
 Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den… club
j'aime
6 years ago.
 Danielle
Danielle club
Une Merveille de beauté **************
6 years ago.
 Luscinia
Luscinia
Sensationell schön

Luscinia
6 years ago.
 yokopakumayoko Francesco
yokopakumayoko Franc…
Magnifico scatto!

Admired in:yokopakumayoko
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6 years ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
small is beautiful
6 years ago.
 Lucy K
Lucy K
Marvellous!
6 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
++++++++++++++++++++Superb !!!
6 years ago.
 The Chairman 8
The Chairman 8 club
Stunning! :-)
6 years ago.
 (*NIKonGT*)
(*NIKonGT*) club
Splendid !
6 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
What a lovely photo Janet..........it's just amazing how much detail you get out of these tiny things. I love the shapes in the bokeh especially and of course the starbursts on the waterdrop itself. Keep 'em coming!
6 years ago.
 Richard Boucher
Richard Boucher
Superbe réalisation ! Bravo Janet !
6 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
6 years ago.
 Jacqueline Lejeune
Jacqueline Lejeune
Very nice art and image.
6 years ago.
 Anuj Nair
Anuj Nair
Great shot !
6 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Simply...........stunning.... breathtaking.........
6 years ago.
 Lebojo
Lebojo club
lumiere ...
6 years ago.
 Stormlizard
Stormlizard club
Wonderfully captured Janet.
6 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
Splendid !!!!!!!
6 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
100 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6 years ago.
 Proxar
Proxar club
!!! just beautiful
6 years ago.
 hlegallais
hlegallais
Wonderfull shot!!!
6 years ago.
 dimitris kaliakoudas
dimitris kaliakoudas
Πολύ όμορφη δουλειά.
6 years ago.
 Nicole Le Roy
Nicole Le Roy
Excellent !
6 years ago.
 Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Fan....tas....tique ..............!!!
6 years ago.
 Denis Aubry
Denis Aubry
A la limite du fantastique!
6 years ago.
 Jenny Downing
Jenny Downing
simply stunning!
6 years ago.
 Susan Young
Susan Young
Absolutely amazing
6 years ago.
 Didier Bracard
Didier Bracard
Joli !!!
6 years ago.
 Pasi 5
Pasi 5
Stunning! Etonnant!
6 years ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Sparkling droplet macro with gorgeous refraction! Excellent work, Janet!
Congrats on Explore!
6 years ago.
 Loule
Loule
Magique....
6 years ago.
 Koko Nut
Koko Nut
truly amazing, as you say. wish we had some droplets 'round here that weren't frozen!
6 years ago.
 Jon Smith
Jon Smith
stunning janet!
6 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
Great bokeh! Congratulations on Explore.
6 years ago.
 Bergamote
Bergamote
Une vraie perle... dans tout les sens du terme. Superbe !
Bonne journée
6 years ago.
 Malen Genovea
Malen Genovea
101!!! :-) excellent shot Janet!
6 years ago.
 Colette NoËl
Colette NoËl club
A wonderful picture and another lovely story !
6 years ago.
 Malòn- "Absent"-
Malòn- "Absent"-
un meraviglioso cristallo sospeso tra riflessi di madreperla!!!!
6 years ago.
 Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Gorgeous bokeh
6 years ago.
 Natrixxl
Natrixxl club
wonderful picture !!
6 years ago.
 Kaunos
Kaunos
Fantastic this pic.
6 years ago.
 Pamo67
Pamo67
un diamante.... meraviglioso bokeh
5 years ago.
 Clo Lezzani
Clo Lezzani
MAGNIFIQUE !!!
5 years ago.

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