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Shy twins

Shy twins
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-07
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Macro, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-07-19 0:35
Viewed: 1248
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Folks!

Few days while enjoying the beauty of flowers after a short rain shower I happened to locate these "shy twins" which were not that willing to get caught in a camera. I don't know why? May be they didn't want to get disturbed afraid of being fallen anytime if I unfortunately move the plant a little bit...

There were several other reasons coming to my mind at that moment. Anyways, these "shy twins" still gave a pleasure to capture them. Hope you enjoy them too :)

Nature has its glory and one has to be aware enough to see it!




Some technical details:

A hand-held shot with ISO=200, Focal length=105 mm, cropped, minor noise reduction using Neat Image and finally resized the picture for TL.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-07-19 0:37]

Hi Paras,
This is just fantastic! The reflection in these two droplets is marvelous and one takes some time admiring this Nature's beauty brought to us by an artist like you!
Perfect shallow focusing and such a neat presentation.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-07-19 0:59]

Hi Paras.

I like the intimate mood you have created with nature and shared with us. Too often we pass by things we dont notice or in some case blank out. Your story behind these two shy droplets brings life, so does the clarity of the shot. A wonderful idea, very impressed with your creative eye.

Am standing on my head now, looking at your garden lol. tfs

stv ;o))

Bom dia Paras,

Here you had exceeded, is a super photo.
The focus on the drops is great. Also the colors and tones green under this sweet light produces a breathtaking dreamy effect.
Hats off.

Hi Paras,
Excellent capture with the reflections in the drops.

Hi Paras - I start with the last sentence of your note - there is soo much truth in this short message.The world would be a better place if more people would get it.
I love the picture - it is soo creative - and the colors are superb with the light to compleement the presentation.
It is a marvelous composition. Herzliche Gruesse Monika

Olá paras
I think your photo days are great challenges in the research of beauty and new. Incredible colors and interesting composition. a good Focus and a world of beauty as a self portrait, I think.
Um grande abraço

Wonderful macro shot. I love the way the colour of the flowers is reflected in the water droplets. The detail is excellent. I was trying to photograph some water droplets the other day but had no success at all. I was using a zoom lens but just couldn't get the focus right at all. It is interesting to see what can be done with practice.


Hi Paras..nice artistic composition. Great tones and focus. Nice work.


Wow! Awesome macro! Good use of the dof to isolate those two drops. Wonderful colors with good saturation. Very well done, tfs.

Hi Paras, beautiful lush rich colors. I wondered how it would look with a slight crop ... didn't know if all the space on the left was necessary. I did a workshop .. hpe you don't mind.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-07-19 12:25]

A supurb macro shot that is very sharp especially as a handheld even with lens IS/VR. Very creative view of this natural occurrence.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-07-19 12:38]

Love the green you have caught in this scene, Paras!
Good POV and professional DOF with sharpness, good focus and clarity. The Bokeh adds to the artistic value.
Good work, TFS

Beautiful macro shot wit excellent clarity and detail. Nice job

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-07-19 22:47]


c'est un diamant cette goutte d'eau sueprbe cpatage et iamge quel rendu quel effet deux belles gouttes quelle macro sueprbe avec les reflets et ce vert grandisoe.

bravo et amitié


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2012-07-20 12:33]

Hi Paras,

Excellent work capturing the two water droplets and the selective focus you achieved. The reflections in the drops are stunning!


Bonsoir Paras,

Interesting composition, it is a concept worth to push and explore. I like the edge softness, drops are quite sharp. I whish we could recongnize a bit more the BG subject within the drops. Reminds me the work of Wishnugaruda : http://www.treklens.com/members/wishnugaruda/. You probably know her, if not she could be an excellent inspiration for that kind of images. Nice work and TFS.


Hello Paras

I think you are right. We can enjoy nature if we just look for it. Nice capture of the droplets. Great color and composition.


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