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Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Drapped in Green ...
Category: Macro World

It was a beautiful morning at Devarayanadurga, when Amit and me took the steps to the top of the peak. I was looking around for birds when I spotted this beautiful pearl drop at the tip of a grass blade.

We had left the tripod in the car at the parking lot. But, this was a shot that I could not miss. So, I had to go down again and get the tripod. Was it not worth it?

The pic is taken using the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM macro lens, mounted on Canon EOS 7D, setup on a Manfrotto 728B Digi tripod and triggered using a Canon RC-6 wireless remote. I used Av mode with f/8.0 and ISO-100 for a 0.8s exposure. As usual with macro shots of still life, I used manual focus to set the lens at the minimum focusing distance (0.48m) and moved the tripod manually to focus on the water drop. To make sure that the focusing is right, I used live view with a 10x magnification.

With a good amount of breeze, the whole process took a while. The water drop is quite tiny - only about an mm in diameter - and I cropped the pic further (5184px to 2589px) for a tighter frame.

Posted by usandeep at 10:55 PM
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Wednesday, 10 August 2011 - 10:45 AM

Name: "Mridula"
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And it stayed there all the while and didn't fall? Lovely picture.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 - 11:46 AM

Name: "Niranjan"
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Thats a fantastic click.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 - 3:33 PM

Name: "thecouple"
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Awesome !!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 - 4:57 PM

Name: "Ashwathy Nair"
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Wonderful photo. And yes, it's completely worth getting your tripod again. You are very dedicated photographer! (I'm a lazy one!) 

Thursday, 11 August 2011 - 12:35 AM

Name: "Gokul"
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Nice  click Sandeep !

Thursday, 11 August 2011 - 8:56 AM

Name: "Neeraj"
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This looks like a crystal :)

Thursday, 11 August 2011 - 8:57 AM

Name: "Kalyan"
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Simply beautifully captured shot...lovely!

Thursday, 11 August 2011 - 3:43 PM

Name: usandeep
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@Mridula: These dew drops stays on grass blades for a long time :) So, I had enough time.

Friday, 12 August 2011 - 12:42 AM

Name: "mohkum"
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With full beauty! I think I can locate you in that reflection. Nice

Sunday, 14 August 2011 - 1:23 AM

Name: "Debopam Banerjee"
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You have awesome tallent.......

Thursday, 18 August 2011 - 1:19 PM

Name: "r.ramakrishnan"
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Amazing & awesome - a supershot.

Sunday, 21 August 2011 - 10:18 PM

Name: "Diaz Samera"

Amazing work. Nice.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 - 11:06 AM

Name: "joshi daniel"
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the reflections has been captured so well!

Sunday, 11 September 2011 - 8:34 PM

Name: "Thomas"
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Creative shot, well done

Monday, 19 September 2011 - 9:39 AM

Name: "Rajesh"
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Fantastic shot. The clarity is amazing.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 - 12:47 PM

Name: "nagabhushan"
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Nice one buddy! It's more than worth it...........It was just waiting to show everyone how amazingly beautiful little things in this world are if you just look around.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011 - 6:08 PM

Name: "Indian Bazaars"
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Have always appreciated your sharing information about how you took the picture. Of late, I've been watching the raindrops on leaves for a long time. Haven't tried a photograph yet. It's nice that I get to see this picture as thoughts on raindrops are in my mind!

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