Thursday, November 3, 2011

this or that thursday: holly after the rain

We had a little bit of rain last week so I headed outside to capture some water drops. It's harder than it seems. Every time I would find a nice fat one, it would drip off before I had a chance to get it in focus. Here are a couple of the ones that stayed still long enough to capture.



I got really close to the tiny berry for this one so the depth of field is miniscule.



It's time to link up again! There are just a few rules.
  • submit the url of your blog post, not your home page
  • link up a photo that was taken by you
  • include a link back to my blog in your post (you can use the button or a text link if you prefer)
  • visit a few other blogs and leave some comment love 
Okay, now let's see what you've been shooting!

68 comments:

  1. Love the shiny quality of the raindrops ... almost like jewels!

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  2. Beautiful, Deb. Love the bokeh.

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  3. These are wonderful water drops, Lovely.

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  4. So pretty! I love the reflections in the droplets.

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  5. Wonderful shots from a rainy day. It seems to be tears in your first photo.
    Kind regards, Synnöve

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  6. WOW! So gorgeous. Love these.

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  7. Water droplets are HARD! Those darn things are more uncooperative than little boys - hee ;D Well done...

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  8. You did a good job, so beautiful, I did try to capture water drops, but it is so difficult to get a nice one.

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  9. I love the painterly feel to the first one!

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  10. These shots are great. I can only imagine how close you had to get. Gorgeous.

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  11. Oh my gosh these are so amazing I want touch the water on the berries! Love it.

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  12. I love the light and reflection in the water drops. So pretty. And berries are always cheerful ;)

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  13. Your photography just amazes me,....simply amazes me!!

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  14. Love your jewel droplets! I have quite a few of them too since it has been raining daily.

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  15. Beautiful captures, love the light and the colors

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  16. Beautiful drops, they look so summery.

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  17. Lovely......and it's what's inside that refraction in the last shot that interests me too. Are those white daisies?

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  18. Wonderful captures as usual. I really like the blurred out second shot, puts more focus on the water drop itself.

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  19. I love what is seen in the droplets themselves.
    And they can certainly be difficult to photograph!
    These photos are great.

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  20. i love water drop pictures, i know exactly what you mean about getting them in focus at the right moment!

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  21. I love your shots - I really like raindrop pictures there is something kind of magical about them!!

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  22. I found you via my friend, Geneva's, blog My heart's Song.
    I love your photo of the water drops on the berries!
    I am following your blog now in hopes I can learn more about photography and seeing your beautiful pictures.
    Barb

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  23. These photos are so gorgeous, Deb! The colours are so vibrant and that water droplet is fantastic!

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  24. Water droplets are always so amazing! I love the bright, cheerful background colors in yours. :)

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  25. Fantastic water droplet shot- so clear. Especially love your second one. Thanks for hosting this link up.

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  26. These are really interesting photos..great job! Barefoot Mama

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  27. Amazing focus on those water drops!

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  28. Deb, those are stunning!!! I love the green bokeh in the second picture, just stunning!!

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  29. Oh that is really cool. As you know I love water drops too.

    We sure needed them! And could use some more.

    Hope you'rea having a great day!

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  30. That first picture is amazing!

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  31. Oh, how I love water droplets! (Still trying to learn how to do that!)

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  32. Very Nice!! I tried to get some droplets this weekend to no avail....

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  33. Berries always make for a great photograph -- the water droplets are just bonus. :)

    Have a great weekend, Deb.

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  34. I just love water droplets in photos. Sigh :)

    Kathy

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  35. Your challenge appears to be going from strength to strength - well done! I love the water drop photos...they are so clear!

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  36. such a great macro, the focus is perfect, truly wonderful :)

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  37. Such beautiful photos, Deb! I love the way the rain drops look like they're about to fall off the berries but they're still hanging on there! Great, great captures.

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  38. Wow Deb, these are absolutely stunning! I had to peek more than once! ♥ And I LOVE your hipstamatic app action below; actually looks better than the real hipstamatic (which i have). Off to download it - it looks wonderful on your photos! :-)

    Hope you're having a great week! XO

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  39. I love the macro shot with the drop just hanging on.

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  40. I kinda love that you had to be patient to get these shots. ;) Very nice!!

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  41. magníficas fotografia. Un beso desde Murcia..seguimos..me ha encantado la gota cayendo...

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  42. What beautiful images! They look so nice and warm. We could use a bit of that where I live right now. :)

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  43. I feel your frustration with the water droplets. I was out in the woods in early morning and every time I pointed the camera at something with a water droplet on it, the wind would pick up. Ugh! BUT it's was still fun trying!

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  44. BTW, beautiful photos! Excellent colors and dof!

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  45. Great shots, water droplets are my fav!

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  46. These are beautiful! I have run into the same issue when trying to photograph rain drops. :)

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  47. lovely macro! those drops look beautiful!

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  48. It's good to back on blogger. I didn't even know you were hosting a photo challenge Deb!

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  49. I guess I'm losing it Deb - I totally forgot to link up! I love those water drops and that last one is so crisp!!

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  50. Lovely pics. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  51. Love that first one... So fresh and gorgeous!

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