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rain is good for one thing...

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and thats photography....

incredible series man! good ol' macro lenses eh?!?
i think they're all HL'able, but if I had to pick one, probably the top one

29th May 2007, 13:38

nige says:

verrry nice.

29th May 2007, 13:38

jesus christ, you two are quick...

29th May 2007, 13:39

by the way, what camera / lens are you using there?

29th May 2007, 13:52

thats my trusty canon powershot a430, set to SuPerMACro!

its the nuts.

29th May 2007, 13:53

Oooooohhhhh pretty.
I like the top shot - looks like you caught it mid-rain!

29th May 2007, 14:03

A says:

Definitely a good thing to do in the rain... but rain is also good for providing an excuse to be super lazy and curl up on the sofa with a duvet and a good film!!

29th May 2007, 14:09

Viv says:

certainly is super macro!

29th May 2007, 14:12

Viv says:

quite sure there will be a highlight on its way!

29th May 2007, 14:13

Euphro says:

These are all gorgeous! The top shot is particularly special :)

29th May 2007, 14:17

are they droplets on a spider's web?

29th May 2007, 14:19

hildegard says:

Stunning stuff, simian one. 2nd one down in particular... :)

29th May 2007, 15:45

Nice mf. 5th one is crazy. Is that web mizing with water?

29th May 2007, 16:15

Dhamaka says:

these are beautiful
a great series

29th May 2007, 17:45

minkey says:

Really impressive :-)

29th May 2007, 18:06

thanks guys :)

the brown-ish ones are from a few days ago, before the weekend. and yes, it is indeed a spiders web with rain drops on it.

the green ones are from a field close by, taken on a dog walk.

i love my super macro...

29th May 2007, 18:35

Viv says:

not got a highlight yet!
hard to believe!

29th May 2007, 19:07

well, there you go. the highlight gods are hard to predict.

thats what makes it so much fun!

29th May 2007, 19:26

Euphro says:

Congrats on the highlight :)

29th May 2007, 22:45

Caine says:

Wow, well done! Fabulous series, MF. A more than well-deserved HL, too. :)

29th May 2007, 23:18

Sprocket says:

these are ****ing stunning

29th May 2007, 23:33

Wooh, amazing!

30th May 2007, 00:09

harimanjaro says:

Oh, those are fantastic! You might just have inspired me to play with droplets...

30th May 2007, 00:21

alicat9 says:


30th May 2007, 00:24

Viv says:

yay! at last!

30th May 2007, 02:22

Dhamaka says:

so pleased this got a HL

30th May 2007, 03:26

James says:


30th May 2007, 10:02

monkeyfinger NLI because he's in bed says:

thanks guys. its always great to get a HL : )

30th May 2007, 11:23

paintist says:

hahaha...yes he is still in bed.....

30th May 2007, 11:32

taniwha says:

Lovely ... but you forgot to mention replenishing teh water butt

30th May 2007, 11:33

Gael says:

"special" indeed : )
in fact these and your cowboys and indians series make me want to just throw my camera away and just soak up everybody elses shots...

30th May 2007, 18:37

silar31 says:

Looks like I need to get on the stick a bit here - I also have an a430 and I haven't managed anything near this good yet! But yeah - yay super macro!

30th May 2007, 18:41

Bloody hell... macrotastic! The entire series is fantastic. I especially like the 4th one; the way the dropet in the front of the shot is magnifying the striations of the grass.

31st May 2007, 03:14

good god. macro delight!!

31st May 2007, 11:51