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Orchids reflected in raindrops-macro photography

My favorite shots are raindrop macros, as some of you probably know.
Taking close up photographs can be great fun and quite addictive.
The strict definition of the term Macro photography is used to describe a shot taken at a 1:1 ratio; that is, the object appears to be the same size on a camera's sensor as it does in real life.

Macro photography offers the opportunity to capture a dramatic shot of any tiny object, flower, bug or a reflection in a rain drop, in the example bellow.

Opposed to the general believe, you don't need expensive macro lenses and cameras to begin with macro photography. You can probably start with the equipment you already own.
Get up close and personal with your subject and arm yourself with much patience.

These days, most compact cameras have a macro mode and are able to take wonderful macro shots.
The sample photo on this page was taken with my old point-and-shoot Canon.

Shooting outdoors after rain, you have the opportunity to photograph natural raindrops if you can find a pleasing natural setup.
A more comfortable approach is to create your own rain drops indoors, like I did.
This picture with the orchids reflected in the water drop was taken by just window light. Probably, a better result could be achieved with a supplementary light on the shadow side of the droplet.

These beautiful reflections always go unnoticed by the naked eye.


Raindrops on orchids


The orchid flowers are reflected in the water-drops at the end of the flower stem.  

Read more about taking raindrop photos and see some more raindrop macro photos in my raindrop gallery, if you like these photos too.

22 comments:

leavesnbloom said...

Hi Maia

I think your raindrop gallery is so beautiful. I can hardly pick my favourite amongst them.


I'll get a post done over the weekend for MF.

NatureFootstep said...

I checked your raindrop gallery. The photos are stunning. :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I love the effects that you get with the water droplets. The purple and black is so stunning.

BJ Roan said...

Beautiful raindrops! I've checked out your gallery. Amazing! I guess I misunderstood about the voting. I thought we were supposed to wait for the 3rd slide show to vote. :) Sorry.

Icy BC said...

Your water drops are always stunning! They are so clear and amazing..

Ashley Sisk said...

I'm loving these rain drops! Nice work.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

They are just all magnificent. I've not seen anything like them.

Lui said...

Maia, your photographs are like poetry! They feed our senses! And thank you for your kind comments. I make do with a simple point and shoot hand-me-down camera and slow PC connection. But look, I am doing macros!

You inspire us. Thanks drooly! ;-)

Greyscale Territory said...

These raindrop macros are like precious, glittering diamonds! So very beautiful!

Ann said...

me too, I love droplets. I have yet to photograph good ones like you.

SquirrelQueen said...

Amazing macros, the colors are beautiful. I really like the lighter background on these shots. Love your raindrop gallery, those are all beautiful photos.

Jama said...

Wow, this is awesome! I love taking photos of water droplets but nothing as awesome as yours!

Mumsy said...

I do love your raindrop photos, especially with those reflections in them. They are stunning, and love your raindrops gallery too!

Angela said...

That shot is just amazing!! Can't wait to look around more!

Sara Chapman said...

Oooh, those raindrop macros are just marvellous. You have a real gift. Thanks for sharing.

bfarr said...

Lovely shot of raindrops. Haven't looked at the gallery yet, but heading there now.

Dani said...

Just perfect! Love it

Tricia said...

I was just thinking about a meme specifically for macro flowers just the other day, before I found this one. Thanks so much! I participate in Macro Monday, but I love photographing flowers, so this is nice!

Holly said...

Your raindrop flower macros are INCREDIBLE!!! LOVE them!! ;D

Mylene said...

I love it!!!! Very beautiful shot.

EG Wow said...

Beautiful water droplets, that's for sure!

Jayne said...

Your raindrop photos are wonderful! I wish I could get photos like that.

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