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Monday, July 26, 2010

Waterdrops - Part 1

Trying to find something to post, I came across these photographs which I took a while back. The first two are of the crystals formed on the grass hairs early on a winters morning.....

These were taken after the rain. The little cups where the petals fell out are filled with water.
The reflections of the trees behind me.
This is the prettiest weed with its pink color. I took this after a storm too.

36 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Joan what lovely pictures. Water is one of the prettiest things in nature, that is of course when it is not angry! Diane

Philip said...

WOW! Joan getting artistic are we :) just kidding excellent shots the first two are stunning the way the crystals have formed :)

Firefly said...

Super drop shots. I did one myself the other day, but I think the best ones are taken early in the morning with lots of dew around.

troutbirder said...

Oh my what great pictures. You have a wonderful eye for tiny details, Joan!

Sciarada said...

Ciao Joan, beautiful series of photos the first two are a discovery for me.
Have a good day

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks DIane. I love the sound of water too but you are right, it can be a powerful, destructive force sometimes.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Philip. I have always taken these kinds of pics but most often they do not come out very nice. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Jonker. The first two were taken early in the morning just after the sun came out and it had not had time to melt it yet. Needless to say I was freezing my butt off too. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks TB. I am fascinated by so many aspects of nature there is always something catching my eye.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Sciarada. Those two pictures did come out very nice.

Maureen McHale said...

Great photo's Joan! I love them.

Craig Glenn

JM said...

Absolutely beautiful, Joan!

Craver Vii said...

Fantastic ice crystals, Joan! I like the "face" in the bottom photo.

Gaelyn said...

As always your macros are superb. I love the fresh and detailed look of the raindrops.

Becky and Gary said...

Oh my these are so delicate. Wonderful catch!
B.

Rambling Woods said...

I love the droplets Joan...I had the strangest experience. There has been a lady beetle in the laundry room since last winter. Today I went in there and it flew on to my arm so I took it outside and away it flew..Maybe it needed the ride....

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Craig. It is an interesting subject but not easy to get pictures of. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Jose.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Craver. I hate the cold but was pleased I braved it to get those photos. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Gaelyn. Everything always smell so fresh and clean after a storm.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Becky. I particularly liked the one on the pinkish weed. The color gave it a nice texture.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! No Michelle, it was just not sure which was the door was. :) I have one that is wintering inside on my wall and expect it to take off soon too as it is getting warmer. :)

Ida from South Africa said...

Beautiful!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Ida. Hope you are doing well and it is warming up by you? :)

birdy said...

Most beautiful captures of water drops, I have ever seen. Great work Joan.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joan: Beautiful captures of the water, outstanding art work.

Zane said...

Up north where you live - the water freezes not like our sunny tropical southern climates :)

Great photographs! Yet another topic for me to explore!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Birdy. They are the kind of pictures I have always been interested in taking but never get around to. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Tom. I have been collecying them for a while now but somehow never got to post. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It does not do that where I live either Zane. Pretoria is divided by a small mountain range and you get frost on the other side of it opposite to me. :) My side is sub-tropcal too thank goodness. :)

The Early Birder said...

Natures liquor suberbly presented Joan.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Frank. I think I need to practice a bit more and experiment with this kind of photography.

Mary said...

wow..those are super! I love both the crystals and the drops! That pink one looks so pretty and soft. Great camera work!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Mary. That is my favorite too. This is another subject I want to explore more.

Krista said...

Joan... seriously... these are all brilliant! I LOVE water droplets and you've done them really well!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Krista. It is something I always look for when it rains.