Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tiny Icy Reflections

An icicle melting in the sun

The icicle upside down. Notice how it's barely clinging to the roof as it lets go of it's last drops
In the water drop I can see the reflection of the sky, some trees and the side of a church, but I realize that if I didn't take the pictures I wouldn't know what the reflections where. I took these with my one and only lens(it came with the camera). It's 18-55mm. I'm wondering if there is a type of lens that would be able to capture a clear reflection in a drop of water outside? Maybe I just didn't focus correctly.

The dripping icicle in the pictures fell about 30 seconds after I took them.


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22 comments:

  1. This is really fabulous. In fact...amazing.

    And, an answer to your question about the "Jolly Roger" in Dana Point...yes, it is still there. I had Sunday Brunch there a few months ago.

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  2. That is just awesome. What an eye you've got. Happy Sunday. :)

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  3. Sun? What is that? He-he!
    Very cool picture, your timing was perfect.
    Sunny :)

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  4. This is a very good piece of photography, original and technically perfect.

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  5. bella!
    water is always fascinating me.
    ciao simona

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  6. Fantstic capture of the reflection. Well done!

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  7. Excallent photo. How long did it take you to get the timing just right?

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  8. Interesting shot. Regarding your question; was this a digital camera with autofocus? I suspect so. I would think that if you focussed manually on the end of the icicle then you would get the sharpness in the water drop that you are looking for, just firing the shutter as the drop falls without any need for the camera to try to struggle with focus as well. I think autofocus would struggle to cope as the drop falls.

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  9. What a great shot! Your timing was perfect. Hope the falling icicle didn't injure anyone. Kathy

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  10. Cool (no pun intended) shot James. We kept looking for icicles to shot, but could not find any in a convenient spot. I am sad that the white snow is gone, and in it's place mud!

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  11. The world reflected in a drop of water is a deep fascination: thanks
    for this wonderful picture!

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  12. These photos are brilliant macro photos!

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  13. Nice shots. Water drops are amazing little lenses (and mirrors).

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  14. A fabulous shot..I see things in the reflection, but my eyes are no more strong enough to see details.
    But the ice itself is already very pleasant to see for me!

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  15. Well James, I'm sure that you have perfect eyes to feel beauty and create great pictures!
    Léia

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  16. Branch and sky are focused in a drop of water.

    It is lovely works that I feel the warmth of the moment.

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  17. What a great capture of the icicle both ways!

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  18. Excellent capture. I love your work.

    thanks for visiting

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  19. I don't know you can improve on this one. Amazing!

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  20. Oh wow! what a beautiful icicle and reflections are great. Grand photo too.

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