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Water droplets on leaves...(rainbokeh???)
Posted By: heliphoto, 09-10-2009, 08:59 AM

I know the whole water droplet thing is cliché, but I love 'em, and anyway I think there's enough uniqueness in these (the "rainbokeh") to make 'em worth sharing... I was watering this plant (ok, I looked it up, it's Oxalis Triangularis - purple shamrock) and watching the water bead on the leaves and I thought, "I haven't shot this cliche lately..."

Here's a fairly straightforward shot so you can see the plant in question (there's a lot of shallow DOF to follow )...

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it's got flowers too...

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I noticed that from certain angles, the tiny droplets were refracting the light into tiny droplet rainbows - rainbokeh was born...

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Two large planters provide the background color here...
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Neat, Josh. I like the colors refracted through the droplets. What kind of wax did you use on these flowers, Meguiar's ?

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Nice term you've coined there... rainbokeh.
Certainly comes out quite spectacular and attractive.
Well done with these sharp and beautifully rendered images.
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These are beautiful. I would hang those on my wall! JIM

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Neat, Josh. I like the colors refracted through the droplets. What kind of wax did you use on these flowers, Meguiar's ?

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Thanks Jer - I didn't wax the plants, but I think I may polish my car with 'em next time ...

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Nice term you've coined there... rainbokeh.
Certainly comes out quite spectacular and attractive.
Well done with these sharp and beautifully rendered images.
Thanks Ash - I was surprised to see all those little rainbows. Glad you liked the shots .
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These are beautiful. I would hang those on my wall! JIM
Whoa - thanks Jim!...

Sorry I missed your response yesterday. You snuck that one by me while I was replying...
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Beautiful. Some of the leaves look almost like origami. with gorgeous folds, and neat, almost unnatural straight lines. Very cool! May I ask what lens was used?
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Beautiful. Some of the leaves look almost like origami. with gorgeous folds, and neat, almost unnatural straight lines. Very cool! May I ask what lens was used?
Thanks Black Magic! Glad you liked the shots.

The lenses used were:
#1 & #3-5 - Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8
#2 - DA 35mm Ltd.

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