Saturday, April 15, 2006

Sunrise On A Pine Needle

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It rained most of the afternoon yesterday, continuing into the early hours of this morning, and, as you can see, I was out early today playing with my camera among the magical beauty of residual raindrops.

This image and the others below were all shot in the yard today just before and after sunrise.

They were taken with the Canon Powershot S2 IS on the manual (M) setting in SuperMacro mode at various shutter speeds, from 1/100th to 1/500th of a second, while bracketing exposures between f/3.5 and f/8.

It's interesting to me how the sun flare looks as if it were added later with chalk or crayon, but it's just the way the lens captured the light. I took two or three of these and in each one the flare is a different color, one flare was all blue.

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Blogger The Guy said...

Sweet photo! thanks, I couldn't help myself and I saved it. Not for commercial use! just something to enjoy later.
Nice blog too, keep up the good work.

11:17 AM  
Blogger TDharma said...

oh Jim, what a treat to come upon this magnificent photo! Well done! In every way! I enjoy your site so much, including the great links you have here.

Peace, friend.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Rexroth's Daughter said...

What a fantastic series of photos you have here, Jim. That was quite a sunrise, and you captured the amazing beauty of it in so many drops of rain. Really gorgeous.

2:35 PM  
Blogger madcapmum said...


Gosh, I'm ready to subsidize your next camera purchase, Jim. Those shots are amazing.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Jim, you never fail to delight with your vision. Wonderful photos.

Hermit bought more Bigfoot today. It's an addiction. ;)

6:00 PM  
Anonymous pablo said...

Very nicely done. I wish I had your vision and your talent. (And maybe your equipment, too.)

2:50 AM  
Blogger Pam in Tucson said...

Beautiful series of photos! You have an excellent eye. Great job with the super macro setting. I enjoy your blog and have loved the pristine photos of early mornings after snowfalls.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Vikrant Naik said... more fan for ur snap...which camera did u use?

9:10 AM  
Blogger clairesgarden said...

oooh, lovely, supermacro! this effect,particularly on sea-lochs where there is tough grass or reed beds down to the shore, when camping, look out of the tent in the morning sunrise with dew, at that low level the dew (or rain!)drops create a field of rainbow lights, amazing nature. I have never caught it on camera though.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

Lovely - pam in tucson sent me over to see your amazing raindrops... They are amazing - awesome!

9:53 AM  
Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

Beautiful photo!

7:11 PM  
Blogger T. Beth said...

Lovely photo! Sometimes if you look closely enough at something, you can discover magic. :-)

1:16 PM  
Blogger Gwyn said...

What an incredible moment in time, beautifully captured. Well done!

11:45 AM  

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