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day-1Poinsetta Drops
day-1Poinsetta Drops
boyd2000


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Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Outside my front door
Date: Mar 1, 2008
Aperture: 22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 1, 2008

Viewed: 507
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

It's an overcast day today. I've been wanting to go to a hillside a mile or so from here and take pictures of a wild flower bed, but stepping outside my door I found something much more convenient. We replanted our Christmas pointsettas (poinsettias?)and they had great dew drops on them.

tripod
50mm lens + 58mm ring adapter + 1X + 2X + 4X filter
Some adjustment in Camera Raw
Cropped in PS
USM

Thanks for all the comments. As far as the saturation, I played with WB in Camera Raw and switched from Auto to Daylight WB to bring out more red. Cloudy or Shade were even brighter red.

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03/06/2008 03:41:54 AM
As already said, I think that this could bear being cropped, so that just the leaf is in the frame.
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03/03/2008 07:01:45 AM
This really pops and the water droplets are so sharp, they look like glass beads. I think it would looks even better without any BG, with just a close-up of the leaf and water.
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03/02/2008 11:33:37 PM
I couldn't tell from this that it was overcast. Very bright and cheerful!
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03/02/2008 12:42:24 PM
The color is so vibrant and the dew drops are beautiful little spheres causing more macros in the places they sit. The angle is good for leading the eyes. IMO I would crop out the upper left or crop off about 1/2 inch of the top so as not to have the slightly distracting background coming through. All in all a wonderful photo.
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03/02/2008 09:04:10 AM
Great, sharp droplets - so pretty aginst that lush red !
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03/02/2008 07:11:35 AM
nice combination of plant and water for a very colorful and interesting image.
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03/02/2008 02:37:58 AM
It's interesting how plants sometimes seem to radiate light in parts of the spectrum that we can't see, but the camera sensors pick up on.
I love color, and this shot has it. Nice droplets too. This was a good and "handy" find.
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03/02/2008 01:14:52 AM
I love how those water drops are formed and shot. Amazing color saturation too.
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03/02/2008 12:51:47 AM
Wonderful dew drops on beautiful red. Think this will also look very nice with just the red leaf without any background.
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03/02/2008 12:40:33 AM
Nice capture. The water drops give the illusion of a 3D effect. Nice color and focus.
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03/01/2008 10:06:20 PM
great start. hard to go wrong with water drops...

looks a little too red in my monitor, though, but it could just be me...
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03/01/2008 08:38:06 PM
What a great macro to start with..... I just love those amazing water droplets against that bright red colorred background.....

Message edited by author 2008-03-01 20:38:36.
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03/01/2008 07:34:54 PM
I just love droplet shots. Great focus, composition, lighting and colors.
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03/01/2008 05:45:06 PM
Good colors and water droplets.
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03/01/2008 05:09:41 PM
Lovely colour! Water drops are something I would really like to try my hand at this month, I may well come back and look at yours to get an idea of how to do things! Looking forward to seeing what tomorrow brings! :o)
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03/01/2008 03:31:49 PM
What a find! Nice to have the subject waiting for you all ready to capture it in it's unfettered glory. Perfect exposure. Great job.
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03/01/2008 02:36:14 PM
Great capture right at your front door. I really like the ways the droplets show up.
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03/01/2008 01:44:52 PM
this is gorgeous!! looks like the waterdrops are almost forming some type of pattern on the leaf! great shot.
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