Monday, July 24, 2006

MACRO MONDAYS -- Little Flowers in the Morning Light After an All Night Rain


24 Comments:

Blogger Don said...

I really like the bubbily look of the image. Nice closeup.

9:45 AM  
Blogger micki said...

OK, yesterday’s post was of a little spider (I think spider) carrying its egg sac (??) around. I noticed it while doing my laps and got the camera. She had been moving around on the upper side of the leaves until I got ready to shoot. Every time she’d turn over to walk on the underside of the leaf, I’d have to flip her back up or put her on the leaf below. She was wobbling and rocking and moving along at a good clip. One time when I was repositioning her, some of the fluff fell off that sac. Out came two little legs from under the load to quickly scoop it back up onto the pile. I only got the one shot before she was gone.

Been up since two this morning, so I’m running on fumes. It’s gonna be quite a day. Don’t want to talk about last night, just need to make it though the day. If I can get it all done, I might get a little shooting in tonight.

Last week of schooling and then the girls have four weeks off! Four weeks of no grading, no lesson plans, no Mom saying, “Do your school work. Get your work done.” Woo Hoo!! I get to be just “mom.” Yeah!!!

Here’s a couple of shots from two or three Sunday’s ago. It was the morning I was out shooting the little flowers and didn’t realize until later the embarrassing position I had been in while doing so. Used all three extension tubes to get in this close. You can spray flowers all you want with a bottle of water, but nothing beats the patterns of water droplets that form naturally from a night of heavy rain.

Flower 1
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Gold ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/10
Aperture Setting - f-16 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
13mm, 21mm, and 31mm extension tubes
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Flower 2
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Gold ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/20
Aperture Setting - f-16 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
13mm, 21mm, and 31mm extension tubes
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Things I’m Thankful to Cliff For… Taking us out for ice cream after dark during the summer.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

These are exquisite little flowers in their own right and the pattern of moisture just goes to enhance their style even more. Sure had a stack of ‘tubes there.
Occurs to me, Micki, you coulda tight cropped one of those petals and put it up as a Take-a-Guess and dummies like me woulda sworn it was plastic bubble-wrap.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Nice flowers, Micki. I love the patterns of the dew and the rain and there is nothing like that morning light. Here's to hoping that you make it through the day. So, your girls are still "in school". Wow! You must do the all year school thing instead of summer vacation. What a trooper, especially for homeschooling! You are one patient woman!

Do you offer your kids a photography course, too? ;-)

1:56 PM  
Blogger Doris said...

Beautiful!!!!!!! I love water droplets! they add something to an already beautiful photo.

2:00 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

The drops of water are indeed lovely, if only they could be magnified even further.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Panthera said...

These are some great shots. The raindrops makes it look like the pettles are made of bubbles ... Amazing ... Have a good one

4:09 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

Fresh....looks a bit like candy.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous tore said...

These are gorgeous, Micki. Worth the physiotherapy session required for several weeks afterwards

6:19 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. These images are just beautiful. So soft and light!

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Ron: Threeflavours.ca said...

Really cool shot! You're right about the natural droplets...

8:51 PM  
Blogger Timmybomb said...

Beautiful images Micki, especially the top one. I love a wet flower!

10:10 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

amazing detail from waterdrops...petals look like a glass or crystal..beautiful capture:-))

10:31 PM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

It still could have been a spider carrying some blue cheese yesterday. As for today they garned an audible ouuuuu as the pictures loaded. Beautiful.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Great dew/rain shots!!

11:53 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Lovely as usual:) Enjoy you time off!

1:39 AM  
Anonymous Karl Baumann said...

Wow, lots of drops. Do you add some ;-)
Looks great!

3:22 AM  
Anonymous Sinem said...

How weird! We were looking at Paul's website at the same moment - you just commented before me as I was still in awe of the images.
Now that I am on my summer holiday for the next five weeks, I have the liberty to virtually travel anywhere around the world of photoblogs. Obviously, yours is one of my destinations! Such lovely macros which once again confirm that you've got such an eye for detail!

6:03 AM  
Anonymous John said...

lovely beads of moisture, the mornings are the best time.

6:52 AM  
Anonymous navin harish said...

Amazing shot. Love the crisp feeling of this picture

8:57 AM  
Anonymous BobC said...

lovely detail of the raindrops there, they look very fresh.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

The lighting and the due makes it perfect, nice one Micki.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

These are so very pretty!

8:38 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

No spray bottle can possibly compete with a natural coating of dew - and what tiny, tiny spheres of nature you've immortalized here!

7:56 AM  

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