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Morning Dew

Recently I've been up early and have been taking photos of morning dew. I know I've done some of this before but I have never been to happy with the results. After reading a few online tutorials I have given it another go.

So, this morning and yesterday morning I was up at 7am ( there's dedication Smile ) to try and capture these hidden beauties. Luckily there was heavy dew which was perfect for reflecting the flowers in the droplets. I think my neighbours thought I was mental kneeling, staring at the grass lol.

To get all the droplet and reflection in focus I had to use focus stacking. I did this by hand it PS. All photos were taken using the Fuji S200EXR and Raynox 250 macro attached.

Here are the best photos from the many I took;

Thanks for looking. 

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 18:41
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Every picture is an absolute cracker .... well impressed !!!

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 18:52
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Hi Jack

Well there is dedication for you,  but,  what results,   Each one an absolute "gem".  Is this the Raynox along with your S200EXR?   I like the way you have other subjects in each drop too.  You ought to try one with a mirror and get yourself in one of those droplets.  "self portrait"  you could call it.  that would be a special one for sure.  Don't call it "Jack on grass" you might get arrested.

Cheers M8 

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 18:54
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WOW!! fantastic shots!!

Chris

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 18:58
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The effort was worthwhile Jack. Your work just keeps getting better and better. Stunning shots. Well done.

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:01
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Beautiful images, it sounds like a lot of work has gone into these, but they look so fresh and natural, well worth all the effort and getting up early(Wink)

 

 

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:07
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stunning collection, Jack.

well worth the effort and thanks for blogging them. great stuff

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:13
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Stunning indeed Jack....you can be proud....well done my friend.

Jim

'Bokeh' Competition entry:- http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/697372

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:18
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A revelation Jack, rather a high pinnacle to aim for, but who knows, one day I may get half way there. Congratulations Smile

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:23
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Hey! The boy done good. You will be challenging Lord V soon Jack. Nice work.


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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:37
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I have said this before Jack, I really must stop looking at your images, jealousy can be a dangerous thing Smile

Stunning is not a word adequate enough to describe them but it's the nearest I can think of

Dave

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:31
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Brilliant work jack, do you have a link to these online tutorials

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:33
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Well, mission accomplished, Jack, and the neighbors can just go play in traffic! what an awesome set of photos, take a bow!     Jocelyn

Photophile

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:43
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I am still asleep at that time Jack what a blog Fantastic Photos

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:45
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mind blowing mate great photography...

eric598

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:46
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Thanks everyone for you comments. 

Jim, haha I don't think so, Lord V is the king of these types of photos. 

Andy, yes sure, Here is the one I found most useful by Lord V (Brian Valentine) - http://www.wonderfulphotos.com/articles/macro/dewdrops/

Here's a link to his water droplet work - http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordv/sets/72057594101162264/

January Competition Entry "Me, Myself & I" - http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/572394

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:50
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Jack on your profile page the last paragraph on who you are says.

"A Look At My Gallery, Any Feedback And Tips Are Greatly Appreciated."

Think you need to re phrase that mate to say.

"Anyone want help or tips"

Brilliant.

Dave.

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:54
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if you don`t make money soon outta this i`ll buy a hat and will proceed to eat it............

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 20:29
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A work of art Jack, well worth all the effort you have put in. Now go get some sleep, then you can get up at the crack of dawn again and take some more to show us, marvellous photography,  best macro I've seen in a long time.

Best Wishes / Albert
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http://www.myfinepix.com/user/alby 

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 20:32
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I only get up at an unearthly hour to got to work  well done

Eddie

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 20:35
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That was excellent!  Your photoblog was very terrific because it's about Morning Dew, that make the water drops on the plants.  

That images are terrific, that you've been taken a lot of pictures.  That's good!  

Thank you!  

Scott J. La Vie

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 21:14
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I tried three times to "like" this blog, but I couldn't make it stick.  Maybe that's because "like" isn't a strong enough emotion.  I found #2 and #4 the most pleasing, but everyone of them was worth a long, slow look.  Thanks for sharing.

judypw

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 21:23
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I wonder if you were facing Mecca?   That would have confused the neighbours!  Nice to know they were done "au naturalle".  Wet knees though (unless you had a mat with you - cue the neighbours' eyes on stalks).   They are of course, amazing images.  Thanks for giving the link, I'm curious to see how you trap the reflections.

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 21:26

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 21:50
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Lovely set of pics Jack.  Well done.

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 21:51
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absolutely stunning photos, all excellent, I particularly like the 4th one of multi droplets, but they are all an inspiration.  very clever.

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Date Tue, 10/05/2011 - 22:20
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My only advice to you would be to get up even earlier and listen to the dawn chorus while you do these amazing shots.  Not only would you find more dew, there would be amazing music and your neighbour would still be in bed!

Jen xx

I wish I was a Glow Worm, a Glow Worm's never glum, 'cause how can you be grumpy, when the sun shines out your bum?

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Date Wed, 11/05/2011 - 10:42
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Truly amazing Jack, all of these shots are spectacular in their own way.

You really are a talented lad Smile

Very well done and thanks for sharing, Alison

Give a stranger one of your smiles, it might be the only sunshine he see's all day.

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Date Wed, 11/05/2011 - 12:09
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Amazing quality and sharpness.

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Date Wed, 11/05/2011 - 12:29
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Super shots Smile

 

 

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Date Wed, 11/05/2011 - 12:42
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These shots are magnificent. You have a great talent.

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Date Wed, 11/05/2011 - 18:51
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Once again Jack you excelled yourself - your images are stunning and this is a brilliant blog. I think steves right, you need to take a shot with you in it as well Smile

gallery http://www.myfinepix.com/gallery/62093 ;

Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitedove7/

still checking on you all every now and again !!!

 

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Date Wed, 11/05/2011 - 19:48
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Great macros. Really like 2nd to last. Mike

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Date Wed, 11/05/2011 - 21:35
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Fantastic. followed your links.  Think I will give up now.

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Date Thu, 12/05/2011 - 08:22
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spectacular!

Karen

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Date Thu, 12/05/2011 - 09:22
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Maybe you could write us a tutorial sometime? You seem to have mastered this technique (o:

Karen

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Date Thu, 12/05/2011 - 12:26
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Truly inspiring Jack!  Smile

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Date Thu, 12/05/2011 - 13:29
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Amazing, Jack. I don't know what else to say. If you could do a tutorial it would be very welcome.

Best wishes, Mike

My gallery:  www.myfinepix.co.uk/gallery/326697

See me on Flickr:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_butcher/ 

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Date Fri, 13/05/2011 - 21:04
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Eye-opening photos. I particularly like the one of the six drops on the moss stems. Great work.

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Date Wed, 18/05/2011 - 20:13
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Jack, nearly missed this blog (they whizz through so quickly these days) and so glad that I didn't - every shot is absolutely stunning, am so impressed.

Celia

Please visit my photoblogs - comments welcome, Hurtigruten is my favourite!

http://www.myfinepix.com/blog/celiamaughan

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Date Tue, 24/05/2011 - 23:20
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Stunning, amazing, fantastic.........and so jealous!

Regards Michael

Always look on the bright side of Life!!!!!

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Date Fri, 27/05/2011 - 16:12
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Good job, Jack. Very impressive. 

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Date Mon, 30/05/2011 - 22:04
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absolutely gorgeous.... :) 

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Date Wed, 01/06/2011 - 20:28
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Top quality images Jack, great stuff.

Kev.

 

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Date Sat, 04/06/2011 - 20:02
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stunning photos would have missed this if i had not seen a link from Twitter you should blow your own trumpet more in the forums when you post blogs so we dont miss these sorts of shots.

just got the raynox lens this is the standard to aim for maybe one day lol

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Date Sun, 05/06/2011 - 17:05
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 Excellent impressive images Jack each and every one. Splendid photography.

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Date Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:22
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honestly your photos can sell

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Date Wed, 27/07/2011 - 20:29
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Amazing photos Jack, well done.

photography- cheaper than owning a dog and you get just as much exercise!

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Date Wed, 10/08/2011 - 19:16
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waw Shock

It's very beautiful!!! 

"chapeau"!!!!

 

Lyloo

Lylooo

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Date Thu, 13/10/2011 - 17:49
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Truly amazing you definitely have a talent jack. I look forward to seeing lots more from you x

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Date Tue, 15/11/2011 - 09:03
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a masterpiece !!!! a friend of mine whose wife always had her camera with her - she took pictures everywhere - he said if she did not have her camera with her it was like Monet without his paint brush !!! the same could be said of you Jack - stunning work   

every day is a new beginning enjoy yours...smile and the world smiles with you - cry and you cry alone :-) 

 

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