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1101_0722 Raindrops on a leaf | by wild prairie man
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1101_0722 Raindrops on a leaf

Yesterday the rain drifted down in a fine mist. I spent half an hour crawling around on the hillside with macro lens and tripod. Of the small scale miracles I witnessed, this was the most other-worldly: a fallen leaf. I stopped the lens down, aligned the plane of my sensor parallel to that of my subject, and locked the tripod head tight. Made sure, too, that the tripod feet were on something solid. Finally, I locked up the mirror for each exposure, to minimize vibration.

 

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Taken on January 20, 2011