The World in a Water Drop

Time for some colour in our lives.   For this week’s post I have pulled out some of my water drop shots from summers past.


This first group of shots shows the image of a flower refracted through drops of water.

I find making these images endlessly entertaining.  The little drops look like tiny planets.


Doing this kind of macro photography requires a lot of setting up.  I have to get the camera angle and light just right if I want to capture the flowers in the drops.5930583324_5f35e990ab_o

The good thing is, none of these subjects fly away.   And, I get to be in the sun.   Where it’s warm.   I think I remember what that’s like…6236068778_429aec19f3_bFor this one I was just messing around and photographed some droplets on fishing line.   Fun!

14534814869_5130018978_bSometimes the water distorts the flower’s shape altogether for a weird and wonderful effect.


This next group of photos is all about the magic of morning dew.   The tiny dew drops combined with the morning sun can make even the most common scene seem otherworldly.


Imagine how small this jumping spider really is, in comparison to the dew drops.6084978671_a8930f6be2_o

A spider’s artwork is enhanced further by the addition of thousands of dew drops. 7766385058_b796dab851_k

This ladybug is a superstar.


This last shot was taken in my kitchen, using 2 common liquids and one human-made object.   If you’d like to take a guess at the liquids and the object used, you can reply in the comments below.

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed making it!

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  1. Sunlight dish detergent, water and a prism?

    • Hi Amy- I should try that… Thanks for your guess. One out of 3 correct. I’ll post the answer next week.

  2. I love you. This is one of my favorite posts…it’s how beautiful the little things are. The flowers in the drops are my favorite!

  3. Thank you, Leslie your posts always lift my spirit and inspire me to take a closer look.

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