Drop arch

Heavy dew is a common fall sight. I’ve been drawn to the look of dew on grass blades for a while, and I’ve tried getting very close to isolate a few drops and enlarge them.

For this image, I didn’t use much magnification and tried to capture a larger curving section of the grass blade. I used a larger aperture and less depth of field to keep the drops in from sharp and distinct from the softer ones behind them:

16 thoughts on “Drop arch

    • Thanks for the kind words! I took this one on a cloudy day in midmorning. Earlier would be have been better – even though the sky is cloudy, the drops pick up a lot of light from the sky.

      • Goodness… I will definitely need to get out some morning 🙂 Thanks for letting me know! I’ll be following to see what else you come up with. ^_^

    • Thanks, Anne! Oh yes, I used a tripod with the legs splayed out at ground level. I’m OK with a handheld camera if the lens has image stabilization, but I rarely do a good job with composition without a tripod.

  1. Par quelle Mesure à l’Hors ? l’Oeil Perçoit dans son Champ ,
    La Nature en Mouvement , sur cette Arche de Flore ,
    Onde et Lumière Font Corps , Pour Offrir au Vivant ,
    La Grâce d’un Enchantement , quand l’Esprit est d’Accords 😉
    Magique 🙂

  2. When I see a picture like this I feel a punch into my whole being – or is it to the solar plexus .. thank you, Tom Whelan, for making my day.

      • Your images mean much to this one human. My breath catches – so many times when I go thru yr. blog. The simplest things in nature, revealed. v.e.

  3. This is beautiful. I found you through Inspired and Pretty. I have been trying to figure out how to use my macro lens properly and hope that one day I will get a picture like this… Beautiful and WOW! is all I can say

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