Macro Raindrops

Hello, dears!

A couple of days ago I ventured out into the miserably cold and rainy weather to take some pictures for you guys. It wasn’t very comfortable, but the results were worth it! πŸ˜› I mainly used my macro lens extension tubes to get lovely close-ups of the jewel-like raindrops that coated everything like frost.

If you’re in need of some spring-y, fresh green in the middle of a dull winter, read on! πŸ˜€

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Ahhh, it never fails to amaze me how nearly PERFECT raindrops are. I mean, just look at those tiny, shining globes of water. Is it weird that they make me so happy? XD XD

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I love catching the reflections in water of all kinds. It’s kind of hard to make them out in such a tiny mirror, but it still looks neat – kind of like there’s a tiny world in a crystal drop.

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This picture reminds me of a succulent, or maybe a sundew with sticky drops. I like how the water is all lined up along the grass blade. πŸ™‚

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Look, I found a color beside green! YAYYYY.

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Ooh, I love this one! Winter gives me a good appetite for flowers; I’ll look on even tiny henbit blossoms with pleasure. πŸ™‚

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Hee hee, you can see the reflection of my camera in this huge drop.

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I’m not sure what this weed is, but it was covered with fuzz that caught tons of moisture and made the plants look silver from a distance.

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Ha ha, the reflection of my camera makes it look like these drops are frog eggs or something, doesn’t it? XD Also isn’t it neat how the biggest waterdrop magnifies the texture of the grass blade so you can see the little lines?

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More frog eggs on a twisted banner of grass. πŸ™‚

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Here’s a further-away view which I took with just my 35 mm lens. You can see how completely coated the grass was!

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AHHH WHY ARE THEY SO PRETTY?

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After a long while, I moved on from that little patch of field and walked toward our mailbox at the end of the lane. I had to stop for this garlic grass by the side of the path. πŸ˜›

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I think cedar trees are rather ugly as a whole, but up close they can be pretty, particularly if they have berries.

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Ahh, I love the lighting on this one. It looks so fresh and springy, doesn’t it?

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We shall end with a rather brown but still pretty picture. I absolutely LOVE how it looks like this tasseled grass is strung with diamonds. Isn’t it lovely and delicate?

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Well, that’s it for today, my friends. I hope those pictures made you as happy as they made me. πŸ˜›

Which photo was your favorite? Would you like to see more macro photography? Do you like photographing raindrops too?

Thanks so much for reading, dears, and have a lovely day!

***Allison***

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81 thoughts on “Macro Raindrops

  1. Ohh!! Those pictures are so beautiful! They definitely made me happy! πŸ˜€ I really enjoyed seeing all of them! And I love the purple flower pictures and the last picture! πŸ™‚

    -Laura ❀ πŸ˜‰

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      1. Yw! Ok, awesome πŸ˜€ I have the D5300. I did get some macro lens extensions, but they are not great and tend to make the photos very dark. I’ll have to look at the extension kit and see if it will work with my camera! Thanks πŸ™‚

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        1. Ooh, really? Yeah, they will tend to make the photos dark so you have to do a good bit of adjusting and use them in good lighting. They’re a bit challenging to use, but I think it’s worth it! πŸ˜€

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  2. WOW! Amazing! the rain drops are such beautiful little diamonds! Isn’t God amazingly wonderful with his creations?
    ~theJunebugblog

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  3. Loved the pictures! Very beautiful. The ones that looked like frogs eggs were my favourites as well as the tangled grass with ‘diamonds’. Keep photographing with the micro lens!

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        1. Sure thing! Ooh yeah, that’s hard. It helps to use only one or two of the lens segments (like just the 7mm one instead of all three lenses together like it comes with). You’re probably already using live view mode instead of looking through a viewfinder, but if not – live view is really helpful. Otherwise, you just have to either move the camera around or turn the focus ring until the picture is clear – it requires either a steady hand or a tripod. πŸ˜‰ I hope those tips help!
          Ooh, I’ve heard that Canon Rebels are really good cameras! Do you like yours?

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  4. so pretty!! ❀️ where I live it’s been snowing a lot lately and even though I enjoy the cold and the beauty of ice-frosted trees these pictures are still so refreshing. I guess you could say they’ve put a spring in my step… πŸ˜‰

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    1. Hooray, I’m so glad to hear that! Hee hee, I know the feeling – it snowed this morning here too, but now it’s raining. -_- I’m about ready for some green again. XD XD

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  5. Oh all of these are SO beautiful! I love all the reflections and magnification too! It’s so cool how raindrops make everything look so magical and sparkly! πŸ˜€
    Oh I have a question, I’m in the process of switching to WordPress, and I was wondering how you got your profile on your sidebar? Is it the gravatar thing? I still don’t really understand what that is…Blogger is so different. XD

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    1. Ahh, THANK YOU! I know, right?
      Yay, that’s so exciting! Good question. It’s actually a combination of the “image” widget and then a text widget placed right beneath it. πŸ™‚ Hope that helps! I can’t WAIT to see your new site!

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  6. Oooohhhhhh Allison………..
    THEY ARE AMAZING…..
    Yes, you have no clue how READY I am for spring…but it’s breathtaking how such beauty can be found embedded within winter….. ❀ ❀
    Wonderful job!!!!

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  7. OH MY GOODNESS! (I’ve started all my recent comments on here in all caps. XD) These photos are breathtaking, Allison! I think my favorite photo is the first or third one. πŸ™‚ This post definitely made me happy. πŸ˜› Actually, not-so-funny story – after seeing this post I finally decided to buy those macro extension tubes, only to discover when they arrived that they don’t actually fit the D7000 or D3000. 😦 *sniff* Oh well! I think I might try to find some different ones. πŸ˜€ Anyways, this was a wonderful post – it’s probably one of my favorite photography posts you’ve done!

    -Clara ❀

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    1. EEEEEP THANK YOUUU! (Ha ha, I don’t mind at all – I do that a lot. XD) Oh my goodness, it made me happy to hear that you liked the post so much! ❀
      Oh noooo, I'm so sorry the macro tubes didn't work! That's terribly sad. 😦 I do hope you can find some other ones because I WANT TO SEE YOUR PICTURES! XD

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