I love water in all of its forms. Water drops are an exceptional photographic subject: a form of gentle curves that catches the light, creates bright contrasts at the drop edges, and models a shimmering surface.

This collection ranges from single drops to groups, frozen and liquid ones, drops on flowers and drops on spider webs, drops in different visual styles, drops in color and in black and white. Some have been posted here before, and others are new to the blog.

Click a picture to see a gallery of larger images. See the end of the post for descriptions. Happy holidays!

  • Drop arch – Drops on an arching grass blade.
  • Lenses – Drops on a grass blade, viewed from above.
  • Magnolia drop – A single drop on the petals of Magnolia x soulangeana.
  • Orbs – Condensed fog on a vertical plant stem at high magnification.
  • Ice drops – Melted and refrozen ice, with drops at the ends.
  • Crystals on frozen drops – Ice crystals growing on frozen drops. The drops are on a leaf.
  • Drop lines – Drops on a spider web at an odd angle in a highly abstract view.
  • Dandelion dew – A high magnification view on dew on a dandelion puff.
  • Foxtail dew – A mass of drops on a timothy seed head, a native grass.
  • Vine drops – Drops on a bittersweet vine in winter.

15 thoughts on “Drops

  1. Tom ~ I’m with you and find water endlessly fascinating. This is a stunning collection highlighting not only nature’s amazing watery wonders, but your creativity as an artist as well! I will be back to study these further. Thanks for sharing your inspiring work (and the descriptions too). Merry Christmas!

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