Weekly Photo Challenge: Details


To capture the details it pays to get close.

Among the many water lilies covering the waters surface I knew this was the one. Since It was raining the morning I took this I knew I wanted to get close in order to capture not only the detail in the flower, but to accentuate the raindrops on each petal.

For this shot I had to wade out into the water almost waist deep, not an uncommon occurance, and set up my camera and tripod directly over and looking down on the flower.

Then came what may be the most difficult part of photographing water lilies up close and personal like this. And that is standing still, very still. Because even the slightest movement on my part would cause ripples on the waters surface which would then impart movement in the flower.

For this shot I use my Canon 5D MkIII with the Canon 70-200 F/2.8L IS II with a 25mm extension tube between the camera and lens, which allowed me to achieve a much closer focus than I otherwise would using just the camera and lens.

Camera Settings: F/16, 175mm, ISO 400 for 1/50 sec.

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Eye spy…

…with my little eye a lady dressed in red.



Click Here and see what you can see.


Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. 

In no particular order…

(I think I got them all. But if I didn’t I’m sure someone else HERE did.)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Container

Natures greatest beauty often comes from the smallest containers.


Closed, Pink Fragrant Water Lily Bud.


Open For The Sun


Weekly Photo Challenge: Three

The Beauty Of Three

From beginning to beautiful in three steps.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Layers as far as the eye can see.


Blue Mountain Layers

Mist In The Valley


Layers in pink.


Petals In Pink



The layers of  fore, mid, and background, within a photograph.


Moonrise Over Mount Washington


Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

The Water Lily Experiment

A photo study of the white fragrant water lily, captured at apertures f/1.4 through f/16.