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Thursday, July 1, 2010

wet grass

Here on the East coast of the US, we normally get more than a few foggy mornings that result in a nice dew covering.  This year has been remarkably 'dry', so I jumped at the opportunity one morning when saw some dew had formed on the ornamental grasses in our back yard.  I took two shots and after looking at them in the display, I came to the conclusion that they sucked and I should delete them.  Thankfully, I didn't and I think they came out way better than I expected. 

The only difference is the bottom one has the aperture opened one full stop.

Pretty interesting reflections in the drops on top.

Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens
Exposure 1/100 sec @ f4.0
ISO 400
Curves adjusted for contrast

I like this one the best.  The appearance of larger drops outward from the focal point are really cool. 

Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens
Exposure 1/100 sec @ f2.8
ISO 400
Curves adjusted for contrast


cieldequimper said...

Oh I really like the second one. I wish we had water falling and dew forming!

Johnny Nutcase said...

loving those shots, love the narrow depth of field. Great stuff! Simple gets the job done, Nice!

Marka said...

Amazing what aperture can do for a photograph, eh? Cheers!

Marilla said...

Nice to see the big difference in these shots. (I like the first one more - thanks to those little drops.)

Clytie said...

I love how you have captured such tiny beauty! I enlarged the photos, and this is true art!

PS I put a McLinky to your caterpillar post on Guest Heart Thursday - hope you don't mind!