Garden Reflections

Hello, dears!

Nope, this post isn’t going to be deep thoughts about gardening or anything. Just some pretty macro raindrop photography. πŸ˜‰

As you probably know if you’ve followed me for a little while, water drops are one of my favorite photography subjects, and this time I even managed to capture a few upside-down reflections in the droplets – even better! I hope you enjoy this lush photoshoot!

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Let’s start with a dramatically blurred photograph. My 50mm lens + a macro lens extension made for a seriously soft background.

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Anyone know what this strange bug is? It’s quite bright.

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Ahh, a classic picture of a grass blade heaped with raindrops. *heart eyes*

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Mom planted a couple of eggplants in pots this year, which seems to be working very well. Now the plants are full of starry purple flowers – so lovely!

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Isn’t this color BEAUTIFUL?

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Usually I very much dislike Japanese beetles, but they do look kinda neat with my macro lens. πŸ˜‰

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Ahh, I love this one! The reflection is so bright; it’s like there’s a world swirling around inside a butterfly egg.

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The frosted look on the onion leaves made for some neat, silvery photos.

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SO. PRETTY. I love the muted colors here!

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If you look close enough, you can see an upside-down reflection of a barn in at least two of those drops! So neat!

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Ahh, this is one of my favorites. I like how water drops magnify the texture they cover, like the veins on this bright lettuce leaf.

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Megan and I planted LOTS of wildflowers (more on that in a future post!), including these lupines. The star-shaped leaves were rimmed with drops clinging to the tiny hairs on the edges.

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The sepals on this bud look kind of like fingers, don’t they? πŸ˜›

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I’m the kind of person that takes pictures of hydrants and faucets because… well, that blue looks so pretty with the mint-green onion leaves! XD

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We’ll end with this fresh, vibrant photo. Raindrop photography is so relaxing and refreshing, isn’t it? It is to me. ❀

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I hope this photoshoot was refreshing to you too! Maybe it cooled you down a bit if it’s sweltering outside where you live now. It’s supposed to be SO hot and humid for this whole week here. Yay. -_- Heh heh, I suppose it IS summer.

Which photo was your favorite? Do you have a garden this year? Do you like photographing reflections?

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

***Allison***

P. S. Photos taken with my Nikon D3400 and a 50mm lens plus these extension tubes for the macro photos. Edited with picmonkey.com.

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44 thoughts on “Garden Reflections

    1. Aww, thanks! WHOA, it sure would be hard to keep up a garden if it’s so hot all the time! We have a hard time keeping everything watered as it is, and it’s only in the 90s here! XD

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  1. Yay! A photography post! πŸ˜€ I think that bug is a Leafhopper! XD Google says: “A leafhopper is a common name for any species from the family Cicadellidae. These minute insects, colloquially known as hoppers, are plant feeders that suck plant sap from grass, shrubs, or trees.” The purple flower is SO pretty! πŸ˜€ Ahhh! These are all beautiful pictures!! ❀ Great post! πŸ™‚

    -Laura ❀ πŸ™‚

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    1. Hee hee! Wait, really? That sounds about right! Thanks so much for telling me, Laura. πŸ™‚ AHHH YESS, I love the eggplant flower! Thank you so much, for the lovely comment. ❀

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  2. Oh all of these are so pretty! Water droplets are always cool. πŸ˜‰ I especially love the ones you can see the barn in!
    Ugh it IS sweltering outside here. D: And by sweltering I mean 80 degrees. I’m sure you’re laughing at me right now being from Virginia, but for us that is just TOO HOT. XD My poor Alaskan body can’t take any more than 65 if it’s sunny. πŸ˜› I’d much rather die of hypothermia than heat stroke. I am Elsa. The cold never bothered me anyway. XD XD XD
    At least we don’t get much humidity here. But most of our houses don’t have air conditioning and opening windows only makes it worse, and the AC in our car is broken, so yeah I’m complaining. XD XD Also there’s a huge wildfire a few hundred miles away that keeps blowing smoke over and making the air all hazy and we are supposed to have another week of this heat when we’ve already had it for about a week already, and it REFUSES TO RAIN. D: XD At least i’ve had excuses to eat lots of ice cream. πŸ˜›

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    1. Thank youuu! Yes, same!
      HAHA, OH DEAR. Well 80 IS hot, but 90s with a lot of humidity is worse, I must say. :[] HAHA, that’s great. XD I don’t like heat OR cold, which is none too helpful…
      Oh phew, low humidity makes a ton of difference. I think you’d probably keel over if you came to visit me in the summer because SHEESH, you can almost feel the water settling on your skin when you go outside. XD Ohhh yeah, that would be really annoying. UGH. But hey, ice cream makes it better. πŸ˜›

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  3. I love macro photography! My favorites are the one with the beetle and the close-up of the leaf’s texture. All the pictures are so creamy. πŸ™‚ We do have a garden, but it’s not doing so well. All our bean plants are getting munched. 😦 We do have some pretty large pumpkin plants, though, which is great!

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    1. Yay, me too! Aww, thanks! I love the creamy texture that my 50 mm lens gives. Oh dear, I’m sorry about your beans – our beans weren’t doing well at the beginning either, although I think they’re starting to recover. Hey, that’s great!

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  4. Heh heh, I wasn’t finished, WordPress. *glares* XD Anyway, what I was saying was, the focus is so perfect in that photo! *heart eyes* I find it so hard to focus whenever I try macro photography, do you have any tips? πŸ˜€

    -Clara ❀

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    1. Heh heh, BAD WORDPRESS. But anyway, thank you! Honestly I think I sharpened it in PicMonkey a bit, but yeah, it usually takes me a couple of tries to get sharp focus with macro photography. Let’s see, tips? Hmm. 1) Lots of patience, 2) a steady hand or a tripod, and 3) use just one of the focus rings (I only used the 7mm (?) ring for these pictures since otherwise it’s SUPER hard to get sharp focus with the tiny depth of field). 4) Also you can experiment with turning the focus ring or physically moving the camera back and forth to see which is an easier way to change the focus. 5) Lastly, to get super sharp and accurate focusing, I recommend photographing with Live View instead of the viewfinder. Move the little focus square around to the right spot and zoom up on the screen to see if it looks right. πŸ˜‰ Hope that helps!

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  5. Absolutely stunning! I have some extension tubes on the way to me now, I wasnt sure which lens to use but judging by the beautiful results you’ve got I think they will be going straight onto my 50mm! I hope mine are as beautiful as your photos πŸ™‚

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