Friday, April 02, 2010

Pearls of Mother Nature

Though not as much as I would like, I have been able to spend a little more time on photography than I had been able to spend the last year.

Here's one of my favorite macro shots that I took 2 days back. A lot of my friends liked it too, and so I thought it is worth sharing here on the blog.

Since I always like to read about story behind the photos I like, I would first love to bore you guys with a little background about this shot:

Though the spring is officially here, the sight of sun is still a distant dream. So when the sun shone (unexpectedly) one fine morning, I carried my camera on the way to office. Since rain had just stopped, I thought this would be perfect opportunity to shoot some delicate water droplets on plants. Bingo! I was lucky. When I reached the gates, sun was still up (not as bright though) and the sky's shower tap was tightly closed. I pulled out my camera immediately, and spend the next half an hour or so funnily crouching to shoot droplets off the grass blades just 6 inches above the ground. So prepared I was, that I had even put on a pair of gloves, the temperature was around 41F (5C). I'm sure people peering through their office windows must have had a good morning's laugh and fun time seeing a funny guy shooting grasses at extremely close range, stepping into mud and almost falling onto them :)

And here's one of the few shots I liked, will share more soon.
(click on photo or here to see it in higher resolution).

I love the grass blades seen in the tini-tiny water droplet!

Pearls of Mother Nature From First Macro Shots

Here's another macro that I liked, Heart of the flower, which I clicked the day I got my macro.

Heart of the flower From First Macro Shots

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