Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin drops, and a last water lily.












28 comments:

Lee said...

Exquisite!

Plutarch said...

Raindrops are hard to capture. How well you have done it!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love how you focus in on the raindrop and the last raindrop photo is particularly wonderful,

marja-leena said...

The raindrops are so delicate and ephemeral! What a super job capturing them. I can imagine the fourth one as a large print.

julie said...

Oh, marvelous! I love how clear the pumpkins are in the drops!

kimmus122 said...

The way you captured those water drops is amazing!

Robin Starfish said...

Spectacular! Worlds within worlds.

Bee said...

Oh, you are so clever! The marvellous, clear colours -- and the reflection of pumpkin in raindrop. What beautiful things you collect for us all to admire!

Reluctant Blogger said...

Oh yes, that last droplet is truly beautiful. Gosh, how clever to photograph, how observant to see it. I walk past so much. I do try occasionally to focus on "things" but it never lasts - my head/eyes just won't do it, they won't be made to.

My children collect prickly chestnuts from the wood all the time - I never know what to do with them so generally end up taking them back when they are not looking.

Julia said...

Beautiful!

andy said...

That last droplet is absolutely magical!

jzr said...

Oh so lovely!!

Dave said...

Wow.

Granny J said...

Not only beautiful, but a reminder of the early experiments that led to the microscopes we count on today. I believe it was van Leeuwenhoek who used a drop of water to discover "tiny animicules".

Anil P said...

A beauty indeed.

To see the pumpkin in the drop of water that took life from the same plant that gave the pumpkin life is to see how life makes the most meaning in contexts derived from each other.

Dave King said...

Stunninng as always _ I suppose there are other words I could use, but stunning seems to cover it.

HLiza said...

I think I can almost see your reflection on the drops..another thing I'll want to do one day. You're really a nature photographer!

Dick said...

More fabulous each time. There's a book out of all these glorious pictures.

Lucy said...

Thank you.

I'm not sure the eye can quite see the image in the drop, certainly not the tiny ones on the edge of the grass blade. Experience told me it would be there, but it's a leap of faith! Or with it.

The lense thing, GJ. is interesting but puzzling, since this does not magnify tiny things but make large things tiny.

Anil, I like that round and round conundrum.

Dick - ah, but you can see them here for free and they don't need dusting!

herhimnbryn said...

The microcosm in the drop.
Beautiful images Lucy.

Sheila said...

O, would some gift the Giver give us, to see the world as Lucy sees it.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Wow! Just like magic!

meggie said...

All of the above!!

Gwen Buchanan said...

This is another most beautiful photograph.. the pumpkin in a raindrop... who would have thought!!!

and the detail... wow!

Elizabeth said...

My munchkins are awed by your photos...especially the clear as a bell pumpkin image in the water droplet!
Be back soon, E

Zephyr said...

Oh!!!

That's all i can muster up...they are so exquisite.
jewels...wonderful capture, Lucy!!

Philippa said...

I took a photo almost identical to your pink lotus during the summer - I nearly had a heart attack looking through this, I thought "where did she get my picture?!" ha ha. Love your work.

leslee said...

Wow! Those are so gorgeous! Great capture.