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3rd September 2011, 07:29 PM
3rd September 2011, 08:20 PM
Your patience has reaped rich rewards! Everyone of these shots is a winner. No one can control just exactly what is reflected in a single drop of rain, but you captured some wonderful "pictures in picture," especially in #3 and #4. Moreover, the composition is great in all five pics.
3rd September 2011, 08:26 PM
It was fun for sure.
Will certainly take more when a rainy day comes along. Will see how it pans out using a 17-50 and all 3 tubes stacked and tripod instead of hand-held and zooms.
3rd September 2011, 09:22 PM
Excellent photos. If I had to choose just one, then it would have to be #3. The drop is filled with an amazing amount detail. Really well done.
3rd September 2011, 09:43 PM
Bobo, the best droplet is in 3, but they are all beautiful photographs and excellent compositions - especially 2 and 5.
4th September 2011, 01:06 AM
Thanks Bobby, Philip.
Appreciate the nice words very much.
4th September 2011, 09:13 AM
Very nice shots Bobo and its good to see someone else having a go. I posted details of my macro rig and methods of shooting these sort of shots in here Mini Competition #520, perhaps there may be something in there for you to pick up on.
Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
4th September 2011, 03:31 PM
Will look at 520 asap.
Wow - 520 shot is SUPERB.
4th September 2011, 05:34 PM
Very impressive series. I guess if I was only considering what was reflected in the water droplet that I would agree that some other photos are better, but the composition of the 5th picture seems perfect to me. Very nice!
Thanks for posting.
4th September 2011, 09:21 PM
Ditto what everyone else has said. If I had to pick a favourite it would be the last one, but they are exceptional with regards to composition. I like number 2 a lot also. Number 4 is very nice but I think I would like it better with shallower DOF and have you tried cloning out the bright area top left in number 3. I'm thinking it would look wonderful with a solid background.
4th September 2011, 11:19 PM
Thanks Brian. Appreciate the kind words.
Thanks Wendy - Thanks for the input. There were a couple of things working against me with 4. Got excited at finding a dual reflector and forgot everything else. Yes a shallower DOF would have been great. Will try the suggestion for 3 though at pp the bright seemed to be counteracted ok by the opposite corner. Seeing (ie other things photographic or otherwise) is one of those personal failings. I put a piece of paper to the bright spot and yes the pic does stand out quite a bit. Will try a re-pp on that.
4th September 2011, 11:37 PM
Bobo, they are all great photos!
5th September 2011, 01:35 AM