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Neat Reflections

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 3 December 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

I love reflections in drops.

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 400 85 mm (35mm equiv.)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Neat Reflection - Neat Drops - Something I never seen before , never caught before . Bravo Jack . this is FABULOUS !!!

3 Dec 2009 5:06am

@MARIANA: Merci, my dear!

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Absolutely beautiful with the detail in the droplets. A stunner

3 Dec 2009 5:12am

@SOUL AFLAME: Thank you.

masoud from tehran, Iran

perfect macro shot !

3 Dec 2009 5:28am

@masoud: Thank you.

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Oh my, talk about the perfect macro!

3 Dec 2009 5:30am

@MontereyJohn: Thanks, John.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

And this is perfect.

3 Dec 2009 5:33am

@Nicholas: Thank you.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Bravo... des reflets de feuilles si rouge dans ces gouttes, vraiment très beau

3 Dec 2009 6:26am

@Sof: Merci.

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Nice reflections!

3 Dec 2009 6:55am

@Foto-aksent: Thank you.

Bill Brown from California, United States

Awesome capture!

3 Dec 2009 7:07am

@Bill Brown: Thanks, Bill.

Levi Cusio from West Vancouver, Canada

wow! great artist eye. i love the reflections. beautiful work!

3 Dec 2009 7:10am

@Levi Cusio: Thank you.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Superbe travail Jack. J'aime le reflet des feuilles dans les gouttes d'eau. Excellent !

3 Dec 2009 7:22am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Superbe travail Jack. J'aime le reflet des feuilles dans les gouttes d'eau. Excellent ! 5 stars

3 Dec 2009 7:23am

@Marie LC: Merci.

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

wow ! J'aime le reflet dans les gouttes d'eau, c'est superbe !

3 Dec 2009 7:29am

@Peggy M.: Merci.

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

Looks like you and willow are on the same page today!
This is quite remarkable Jack....amazing!!!

3 Dec 2009 7:46am

@Linerberry: Thanks, Caroline.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Wonderful water drops and reflections. Well done!!

3 Dec 2009 7:55am

@akarui: Thank you.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

WOW.. this is superb.. you can see all those red leaves in a drop of water..

3 Dec 2009 8:34am

@Sarito: Thanks.

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Splendid, delightful, perfect! His image is an allegory to the beauty of nature! Thanks for teaching it in Am 3. A wonderful gift for Thursday. Greetings. Adela

3 Dec 2009 8:39am

@Fonts: Gracias.

dideban from mashhad, Iran

wow, this is a very beautiful photo, best shot

3 Dec 2009 9:18am

@dideban: Thank you.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

What a shot!

3 Dec 2009 10:17am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Superb compo/image.

3 Dec 2009 10:22am

@Vitor Martins: Thank you.

k@ from Paris, France

Bloody good ! :)

3 Dec 2009 10:54am

@k@: Merci.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Amazing composition!

3 Dec 2009 10:57am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thanks.

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Fantastic composition and amazing colors! Great shot, the reflections are so sharp! Bravo!

3 Dec 2009 11:18am

@Betty: Thanks, Betty.

Mhélène from Paris, France

Colors are wonderful and leaves in the drops are like a painting ! Very beautiful !

3 Dec 2009 11:41am

@Mhélène: Merci.

zOOm from Paris, France

Perfect focus Jack. Great subject.

3 Dec 2009 11:49am

@zOOm: Merci.

oncho from granada, Spain


3 Dec 2009 12:18pm

@oncho: Gracias.

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

I love reflections too, very good!!

3 Dec 2009 12:41pm

@Yvonne Simons: Thank you.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, nice idea and nice work, Jack ! I like it very much.

3 Dec 2009 12:50pm

@Hiro: Thank you.

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

This is a wonderful!

3 Dec 2009 1:00pm

@Theys: Merci.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Somehow looks like nature decorating for Christmas. Bravo!

3 Dec 2009 1:25pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks.

Marianne Be. from Toulouse, France

Love leaves in the drops, a very nice shot !!!
Your colours are wonderful !
have a nice day !

3 Dec 2009 1:56pm

@Marianne Be.: Merci.

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

very cool drops.

3 Dec 2009 2:01pm

@Daniel: Thanks.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

wow, this is great, - very expressive and lively, love it ;)

3 Dec 2009 2:10pm

@daniela scharnowski: Thank you.

Shailaja from Banglore, India

Cool macro!

3 Dec 2009 2:22pm

@Shailaja: Thanks.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

You have triplets here - way to go!

3 Dec 2009 2:26pm

@Barbara Kile: Thank you.

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States


3 Dec 2009 2:31pm

@BJ: Thanks.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

last night , before I went to sleep I saw only this picture and was delighted .. right now I need to see it once again ... I still cannot believe you were so lucky to get such a brilliant reflection in these great drops .
the best drops picture I have ever seen :)

3 Dec 2009 2:47pm

@MARIANA: What is amazing to me is that this was taken with a walk-around lens with a macro button, a lens that has not received very good reviews. (The only problem that I have had with this lens was taking shots of the Portland skyline; lots of barrel distortion.) Thank you for your kind words.

rem_la from Villiers, France

j'aime ces reflets sanguins !

3 Dec 2009 3:06pm

@rem_la: Merci.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

great focus! I like the red tones.

3 Dec 2009 3:17pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

"And on the wall when the night falls
One would see the blood stains
These are just roses
Aranjuez, mon amour"

The words of a French song to illustrate a great picture! To listen!
should connect the speaker!

3 Dec 2009 3:39pm

@Mathilde Collot: Merci.

dan from Paris, France

But! These drops are magic ! The reflection of leaves in drops is brilliant.

3 Dec 2009 3:48pm

@dan: Merci.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a great capture !

3 Dec 2009 4:06pm

@Anna.C: Merci.

Slackwater - don from spokane, United States

The refracting effect of the droplets cum lens is remarkable and very effective. I like the crystal clear view they give. A fine close up.

3 Dec 2009 4:08pm

@Slackwater - don: Thanks, Don.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Wow, amazing! Look at those tiny leaves in those water drops ... beautiful!

3 Dec 2009 4:26pm

@Monique: Thank you.

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

This is absolutely wonderful. What perfect red leaves reflected in these drops. Very well captured.

3 Dec 2009 4:27pm

@Macrobaby: Thanks.

alex centrella from California, United States

a real stunner !

3 Dec 2009 4:28pm

@alex centrella: Thanks, Alex.

Elora from Genoa, Italy

I love them too! Fantastic!!!

3 Dec 2009 4:33pm

@Elora: Thank you.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Thank you.

3 Dec 2009 4:36pm

Marzieh from Tehran, Iran

soooooooooooooooooo nice

3 Dec 2009 4:42pm

@Marzieh: Thank you.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

OMG - this is FABULOUS!!!!! Sorry I've not had time to leave comments lately Jack but I see that regardless of whether or not I'm around to witness it you're still producing wonderful work! Bravo!!!

3 Dec 2009 4:56pm

@Sarah: Thanks, Sarah.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Absolutely incredible image, I've never been lucky enough to see something like this around here.

3 Dec 2009 5:36pm

@Curly: Thanks, Curly.

Barbara from Oakland, United States

Whoa!!! What a great capture! You had to stay still and do some careful looking! Yeah! Way to go!

3 Dec 2009 6:16pm

@Barbara: Thank you. I think that some of the results were shear luck.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Jack, this is incredible. Did you know the reflections of leaves in the drops were so clear when you took this shot? It's just fabulous.

3 Dec 2009 6:33pm

@LauraS: Thanks. No, I don't think that I did. I knew that there were some reflections in there, but had no idea that they were that good.

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

I'll just add one more accolade extremely well-merited: WOW!!! *****

3 Dec 2009 6:47pm

@dabbler: Thank you.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Wonderful. Love colors, sharpness and the great choice of panoramic size.

3 Dec 2009 6:56pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thanks, Evelyne. The sharpness amazed me, especially since it was taken handheld and there is a significant crop.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Jack I think that is one of your best love this intensely. 5 stars mate

3 Dec 2009 7:11pm

@jamesy: Thanks, Debbie.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Lovely composition.

3 Dec 2009 7:22pm

@António Pires: Thank you.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Amazing - you can see almost everything in those drops of water.

3 Dec 2009 7:44pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you.

MJ from Delaware, United States

great capture... wonderful reflection...

3 Dec 2009 8:02pm

@MJ: Thank you.

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! I love this! Your title is spot one. Not only are the reflections 'neat' but PERFECT! This is actually an amazing shot. I don't think I've ever seen reflections so clear in a drop - and it's not one drop but there are THREE! I also like the frame and crop. Very well done. Most definitely 5 stars from me.

3 Dec 2009 8:15pm

@Anina Botes: Thanks, Anina.

mo.langel from Switzerland

Ah! Excellent Jack! J'adore, superbe réalisation! Bravo!

3 Dec 2009 8:37pm

@mo.langel: Merci

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The best I've seen. Bravo!

3 Dec 2009 9:54pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

ohhhhhhhhh Jack? What a wonderful picture, as tears filled with reflections, or as little lights that shine with their red leaves, decorations for the Christmas tree, excellent and magical, bravo... Is this a branch of dogwood ?

3 Dec 2009 11:42pm

@Alivia: Thanks, Dane. No, it's not dogwood.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I can see why you like them!!! This shot is awesome!!!

3 Dec 2009 11:44pm

@Susan: Thanks.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Stunning capture! I love the close up effect here where not only the same reflection is seen in all three drops, but the leaves are actually decipherable. Well done!

4 Dec 2009 12:32am

@Steven: Thanks, Steven.

Self-Indulgence from Chicago, United States

Wow is that cool!

4 Dec 2009 12:44am

@Self-Indulgence: Thanks; I thought so, too.

Kate from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Wow, wow, wow!

4 Dec 2009 1:00am

@Kate: Thanks.

Ajay from Pune, India

Superb red reflections.

4 Dec 2009 1:16am

@Ajay: Thanks.

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Fantastic work! The color and composition are spot on. It works really nicely in panorama.

4 Dec 2009 1:49am

@Chris Parr: Thanks, Chris.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is wonderful, Jack ... the perfect Maple leaf images ... 5 stars!

4 Dec 2009 2:22am

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb capture! really good idea and execution with fantastic detail and intense colour! the little leaves seen in the drops are just amazing!

4 Dec 2009 3:10am

@DarkElf: Thank you.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

just wonderful

4 Dec 2009 5:48am

@Didier DE ZAN: Merci.

Simon Vogt from Exeter, United Kingdom

Amazing colours, very rich and I love the detail in the droplet :D

4 Dec 2009 9:09am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

excellent :)

4 Dec 2009 11:34am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars!!!

4 Dec 2009 1:24pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Fantastic,this shot is brilliant !!

4 Dec 2009 2:38pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

What a great shot! ! nice colors and those tiny leaves are so beautiful

4 Dec 2009 2:53pm

Benoit Darrieux from Tripoli, Lebanon

Pfff, superb !

4 Dec 2009 3:24pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

simply faaabulous reflections -- and amazing color!!! bravo!!

4 Dec 2009 7:19pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks, dj.

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

wow, spectacular reflections!!

4 Dec 2009 7:55pm

@bekkah: Thanks.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Me, too!!!! Love the red and the little worlds in water.

5 Dec 2009 2:44pm

Ken from United States

J4J! Wow! Jaw dropping.

5 Dec 2009 4:30pm

@Ken: Thank you.

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

wow, you do some pretty incredible work.

6 Dec 2009 1:08am

@Diane Schuller: Thank you.

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

Apart from the perfect colour and the perfect reflection, there's something almost surreal about this shot that I really like - bravo! And thank you so much for your encouraging comments on my blog - I've been haphazard (to say the least) with my postings lately but hoping to get back to it on a more regular basis. Cheers Jack. :)

6 Dec 2009 5:57am

@Margie: Thank you.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

A splendid creation! You give us such pleasure!

6 Dec 2009 6:19am

@Japanalia: Thank you.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

FANTASTIC ! ---> *****

6 Dec 2009 5:46pm

@Francesc B.: Merci.

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Neat reflections indeed!! This is wonderful...just perfect on so many levels!

6 Dec 2009 7:11pm

@Claudia: Thanks.

Gary Hart from California, United States

Fabulous. I just love these alternate views of the world.

8 Dec 2009 6:37pm

@Gary Hart: Thanks, Gary. This was taken with a much maligned Nikon lens with the macro button turned on. It also was highly cropped. What amazed me was how sharp the reflections turned out.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Absolutely stunning! Have to try it sometimes.... I need to start seeing "small"

10 Dec 2009 1:25am

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States

Lovely drops.

11 Dec 2009 2:28am

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

What a great eye you have, to see this phenomenon; and then to be able to actually capture it in such a magnificent way! Superb!

11 Dec 2009 4:15am

Marie from FRESNES, France

très beau coup d'oeil.

11 Dec 2009 12:21pm

kevin dowie from Chirnside Park, Australia

Cool shot, well seen and well executed.

12 Dec 2009 3:45am

@kevin dowie: Thanks, Kevin.

Hilde Morin from Portland, United States

a masterpiece!

15 Dec 2009 1:49am

STEED from Gueret, France

Masterpiece,Yes !!!

30 Dec 2009 7:06am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

I agree with the other 94 comments: it's A Beautiful Shot (yes, with capitals!;-)

3 Feb 2010 8:35pm

sil from Italy

Amazing macro shot! Really beautiful

16 Feb 2010 2:23pm

Alendrys from Lyon, France

Incredible shoot, very nice !

2 May 2010 12:15pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

stunning reflections !

21 May 2010 8:47am

mirela from brighton, United States

this is a masterpiece, can't take my eyes off of it!

17 Oct 2010 3:13pm