I have a lush, springy photoshoot for you today. I was going to go out and take pictures of a sunny spring day when… it rained. So I got out my macro lens kit instead and took some close-up pictures of the water drops! I love how they turned out.
Enjoy this peaceful little photo collection. 🙂
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Mom is growing anemones and other lovely flowers already, some of which she’ll use for my wedding! I loved the way the water pooled in this opening bud.
Henbit is flooding the yards and fields around here with purple. It’s a weed, true, but seeing big patches of color in the green grass gives me hope that spring is on the way, despite a forecast of snow this weekend. (Sadness.)
If you’re looking for somewhere to photograph water drops, try clover or grass. Something about the smooth green helps the water bead up nicely and makes the drops look beautifully silver on top.
I found a bunch of interesting tiny leaves and plants in some old flower pots around our house. I’m not sure which ones were weeds and which were “real,” but they all made great photo subjects. I like the furry texture of this little guy.
The colors in this one are so pretty! I used an inexpensive macro lens set from Amazon for all these photos, which means that the plants and water drops were much smaller and harder to see in real life. Using macro lenses is like taking pictures through a microscope.
Such a pretty scalloped pattern to the edge of this leaf.
Are these guys not adorable?! They were tinier than my fingernail in real life and looked like a bunch of miniature succulents.
I love playing with reflections in macro water drop photography.
Something about the way a single blade or stalk can be loaded with tons of drops always gives me a sense of richness and luxuriousness – like God poured out heaps of treasure on every surface.
One of my favorite things about using a macro lens is the new perspective it gives me. This row of round drops, which brings me a strange amount of happiness, probably would have escaped my notice if not for my camera and lens.
I found a big one. The silvery-green tulip leaf looks quite classy, don’t you think?
This picture screams “spring!” to me. Our daffodils are budding! Other daffodils have been blooming all throughout my town for a while now, but ours are still slowly coming out. Such an unapologetically cheerful yellow!
Another refreshingly colorful bloom. ❤ I LOVE FLOWERS!
Soon I’ll have pictures of our redbud tree in full bloom, but for now the buds are just starting to appear.
I get so excited for this tree to bloom every year because it’s right outside our dining room window and always looks spectacular!
I found a patch of water-soaked moss beside our house. Doesn’t it look so fresh and pretty?
This picture brings me joy. 😀 I absolutely love moss! And also water drops! Ah!
I couldn’t do a water drop photoshoot without visiting the wheat field. Wheat or hay fields look stunning covered in raindrops if you catch them while the crops are still green and new. I found one blade that was split down the middle and lined with little beads.
We’ll end with one of my favorites from this shoot. Isn’t it neat how you can see the texture of the blade of grass here? There’s so much more detail and beauty to be found when you look closely!
That’s it for today. I hope you guys enjoyed those photos as much as I enjoyed taking them! I know the world seems to be falling apart in some ways right now. But please remember – you’ll find what you look for. If you need some beauty and love right now, go look for it. If you can’t find it, look closer. It’s everywhere. God graces the earth with beauty even when it rains. His love is with us whatever the weather. And spring will come again. It always does. ❤
Thanks so much for reading, my friends, and have a lovely day!
P. S. Photos taken with my Nikon D7200, a 50mm lens, and this macro lens extension set. Edited with Lightroom.