Friday, December 28, 2007

WINTER DIAMONDS


I went out in our backyard today and took a few pictures of our bare branches with the morning rain on them. I thought the drops looked a bit like diamonds.
Don't forget to enlarge the picture to see the shot in more detail.
Have a great weekend everyone.
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35 comments:

RuneE said...

I just love pictures with hanging drops of water or whatever! I find them notoriously difficult to take.

Very, very well done!

oldmanlincoln said...

You can really see the world is upside down in the drops of water. I like the shot.

AphotoAday said...

Very nice -- I was wondering what I could shoot in all this drippy weather...

imac said...

Diamonds are forever, Great shot, love it.

Zsolt said...

what a wonderful peaceful photo. I like little details like this!

Kerri said...

Lovely drops! You are soooooo good at those...and they are REALLY hard to capture..at least for me :)

Lilly said...

You are right, just like diamonds.
Hope you and your family had a good Christmas.
Hope you have a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!!

sheoflittlebrain said...

Your diamonds shine at the hopeful points of future growth along the branch..I like that..

joan said...

The detail is amazing! It's rainy and gray in Ohio. I need sun!

Merisi said...

You are such a master photographer with that camera of yours! I happen to have a hard time managing to hit a macro like that. Maybe I should come over to California for some lessons? Would you be willing to teach me?
Have a great weekend and all the best wishes for a Happy New Year!

Oswegan said...

Looks wet, like it is here.

I hope you had a nice holiday.

~Oswegan

Brian Mc said...

Nice drops! Now the next challenge is getting something interesting (flowers, patterns?) all super wide-angle IN the drops! Love this image.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

It is pretty, I love water droplet pictures and it's amazing what the world looks like when viewed from a drop of water!
Rocky Mountain Retreat

Ali said...

Just dropped by to wish you a great New Year. x

Bill said...

I love it! One of these days I am going to go out and buy me a good macro lens. I have never been happy with the ability of any of my cameras to get really close up.

Steve Buser said...

An each diamond has the whole scene again inside itself. Interesting shot

-- steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo.

worldwide1 said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR..

May your photography continue inspire.

Wendy said...

I like the way the drops of water capture the scene behind them - and turns it upside down. There's great detail of the bark on the branch, too. Happy New Year to you!!

Ex-Shammickite said...

No drops of water here, it's all frozen and likely to stay that way for a while.
Great picture, I can never get the focus right on closeups like that.

NYCindividual said...

What a beautiful and creative title!

GMG said...

Beautiful shot! Quite difficult to catch before it drops...
Wish you a happy, healthy and successful 2008!
Blogtrotter

standley said...

Very nice composition. Great DOF

Larry D said...

You really captured how the drops act as a lens to invert the scene. Great shot!

Roland Simmons said...

nice image. I like photos with dripping drops.

Moi said...

dear sue, i am sure you had a beautiful Christmas.....i just caught up with the posts I had missed and know you did :)
here's wishing you and yours a great new year ahead :)

Ash said...

Happy new year!!!

ruth said...

It's a lovely image. I love the rain. Welcome to the New Year, almost!

MedaM said...

Great shot of water drops!
Happy New Year! :-)

Kekiinani said...

This looks sooo cool. I have always wanted to try a shot like that.. ::) :) Very nice :) :)

Olivier said...

Meilleurs Voeux pour 2008
amour et tendresse, Amedée et moi te souhaitons tous nos vœux pour cette
nouvelle année 2008. Alors champagne pour tous le monde.......

Best Wishes for 2008
Love and tenderness, Amedée and I wish you all our wishes for this
New Year 2008. So champagne for all the world .......

CG said...

So pretty and fascinating!

Digital Polaroids said...

You catched the perfect moment, congrats!

tsduff said...

I saw the same beautiful diamonds in my yard yesterday :) It was lovely.

Annie said...

Happy New Year, Sue. Those are my favorite kinds of diamonds. Annie

Ackworth Born said...

super shot
happy new year