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Close up photo of water drop against yellow lichen with reflection of me, the sun and a mountain

August 14th, 2007 · 16 Comments

Close up photo of a water drop against yellow lichen with reflection of me, the sun and a mountain
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on March 11th, 2007. Click picture for larger view.

I photographed this water drop back in March when there was still winter and not much living things around me. In the winter it can be hard to find colors up here in northern Norway, but you can find wonders in nature if you look hard enough.
Really liked the way the yellow lichen created a nice background against the falling water drops.

Try to click the image to look at it large. Can you see me in the reflection?
You should also be able to see the sun and a big mountain. It is the same mountain as you can see in this photo and this photo.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Tags: Flora · Lichen · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 shaun // Aug 14, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    amazing thats really cool how you caught the reflection of yourself just in that water droplet. Sweet picture.

  • 2 SarcasmAbounds // Aug 14, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    That is a magnificent shot!

  • 3 BobG // Aug 15, 2007 at 1:25 am

    Very interesting shot and subject.

  • 4 Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage // Aug 15, 2007 at 8:08 am

    What a gorgeous shot! I just love how light plays off water droplets.

  • 5 Sidney // Aug 15, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    A lot to see inside that drop! Amazing!

  • 6 Cathrine // Aug 15, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    your talent is so great it nearly annoys 😉
    I want to be you!
    ;oP

  • 7 Helena // Aug 17, 2007 at 9:48 am

    I love this picture with the refection in that drop of water…I’m found of this type of photo…I’ll be back to see ur next ideas..:)

  • 8 Angela // Aug 17, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    Fabulous macro!!! Incredible focus and detail 🙂

  • 9 Jolly Green Girl // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:17 am

    I absolutely love this photo. Very nice macro shot and composition is perfect.

  • 10 shirley // Sep 6, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    Amazing.. and even more amazing when viewed close up.

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  • 13 Aldo Lanfranconi // Feb 20, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    with just a water drop you got this excellent shoot, Congratz!

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  • 15 Amira Sakr // Apr 10, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    th e best macro shot i’ve ever seen…it’s fabulous!!!

  • 16 ThierryD // Jun 18, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Hello
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    This small electronic circuitry detects a falling drops of water with an infrared barrier. It can detect extremely small objects but also transparent objects like drops of water.
    The electric installation is very easy to achieve.
    All details of installation, drawing, explanations and examples of photos are available on my website:
    rienquepourlesyeux.free.fr