Rain drops macro

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  1. Brutus

    Brutus TPF Noob!

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    It rained for the past two days, and I noticed some good rain drops on the plants outside. I know it's been done to death, and I don't personally feel I did anything much different than what has been done before, but I'd still like some C&C:

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    1 is my fave...I like how the leaf comes from the top and sticks right out at you.
     
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    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I like #2 best for the texture of it. #1 makes me think of a space ship under attack. :blushing:
     
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    I like #1 the best. I think #3 would have been great if you crop it tighter. Also, was your flash on or is that light shining on the droplets?
     
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    They seem a hair dark... I personally like #2.
     
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    I like #2 the best, the way the droplets reflect the light is cool.
     
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    I like #1, the way the one leaf is the main focus is really appealing to me.
     
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    I like the number 3. Another world. The world micro. The world drops.
     
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    i love the 3rd picture. actually i love all of them...nice shooting keep it up.
     
  10. Brutus

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    I did indeed use the flash, I just turned it all the way down and zoomed in a bit to stop the lens from casting a shadow. I turned the exposure way down to get the black background, so that's why they are probably a bit dark, although I DID up the exposure when I was uploading the RAW files from my camera.
     
  11. LaFoto

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    I like 3 but miss the tips of the bottom leaves (very much).
    And while photographing droplets may have "been done to death" it is something new for each and everyone who does this for the first time.
    Not sure I so much like the effect the flash was having, though. I find nature photos look best in natural light, or with some fill flash which adds to natural light. But --- OK, it sure helped to get these as sharp as they now are.
     
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    Hm, glad to have so many positive comments. Thanks for the input, LaFoto, although I usually like the colors flash gives. Sometimes I've noticed better colors without it, but I usually like to isolate the subject with a black background, so a flash is key.
     

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