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Nature's own pearls

Nature's own pearls
Photo Information
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: 2011-07-01
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Macro, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-17 10:10
Viewed: 1105
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning All,

Taken in the early morning hours after a short spell of drizzling and the partial beauty of morning dew.

I love the arrangement of such tiny droplets which are placed so beautifully (by Mother Nature). The light was nearly enough for a good exposure therefore I have gone for higher ISO numbers.

Hope you enjoy the mood in this picture.

Open to your critiques/comments/suggestions.

Best regards,



Technical side:

ISO=800, Focal length=105 mm, cropped and finally resized for TL.

Fortuna, brech, shelbeesmom, Ilduca-bianco, fransx, VicZik, Teresat, Doudou, mvdisco, vanda, mamcg, pierrefonds has marked this note useful
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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-01-17 10:15]


fantastique image et compo superbe quelle finesse et ces gouttes sur la feuille verte superbe image et compo fantastique captage.

Bravo et amitié

Boa tarde Paras,

Fantastic composition with wonderful details and superb light and POV.
Parabéns e um grande abraço,

Very beautiful. very simple shot Paras! Excellent quality and nice sharpness! The drops even glow! Love that blurred BG! nice DOF here also!

Hi Paras,

after so long time we meet again....But you haven't lost the penchant for good photos.An excellent detail made with mastery, light wasn't so easy, great clarity on the dewdrops, clever POV and a super BG.A pleasant sensation of delicacy.



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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-01-17 13:35]

Hi Paras,
Nice crystal clear droplets sparkling on the leaf against a lovely bokeh BG. I like the softness in this presentation and the square frame which is your favorite!
Well done for this macro work with good use of shallow DOF. Maybe a little noisy but still artistically perfect!
My best wishes,

Francis Xavier

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-01-17 14:20]

Hi Paras,

I like the perfectly round water drops on the leaf, I like the smaller leafs on the left of the bg, the exposure with the higher ISO worked well... Nice work


Great use of the narrow dof to bring attention to those water droplets. Good lighting and good details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Very lovely close up. The water droplets, texture of the leaf and brokeh all contribute to this shot. TFS

Hi Paras
What a lovely view of these drops looks like pearl on nature's bed captured with good focus on the subject and shallow depth.
Best Wishes

Olá Paras
A supreme beauty...without make up in all of slenpderous of nature. Good focus, good blur,---precious dropltes in green bg.
um abraço

Bonjour Paras,
En agrendissant la feuille, les gouttes de pluie sont devenues de superbes per les comme du cristal, c'est génial...
Belle macro sur un simple sujet dont les gouttes de pluie, lui donnent toute leur grandeur...

Hello Paras, a study in green!A simple shot but simple is not always the easiest!
Here you show us your skill with a macro lens.
An interesting angle on the leaf,almost side on,but which enables you to display the drops of water, just like pearls as you entitled the shot.
Lovely bokeh too.
Tfs, regards Jean.

HI Paras..nice elegant shot. Great focus and light. Well done.


great focus point and very sharp, i love the green tones too, its a neat depth of field in this,

Hi Paras,
Beautiful bokeh well presented and composed with a nice tone of colors and light,
Great focus and details of these fine and sharp droplets,
Excellent background too.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-01-19 7:18]

Hi Paras!
Simple but effective image. Impressive focus and splendid reflections on the water droplets.
Excellent DOF.
Very well done.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10640)
  • [2012-01-19 20:40]

Hi Paras,

In a shallow depth, a beautiful catch that looks true pearls as ISO 800 has no noise and the exposure is super fine, TFS.
Have a nice weekend, TFS.


Hi Paras,

The capture of the droplets of water on the leave is an asset to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the leave. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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