Dew at Sunrise1

© Kerry Drager

Dew at Sunrise1

Donna R. Moratelli 3/21/2011 3:16:54 AM

I love this one! * #1362680

Kerry Drager 3/21/2011 7:56:06 AM

Hi Donna,
Thanks so much for the nice note - glad you like it!

Notes on the Photography: For this image, I chose a wide aperture (f/4.8). When shooting a macro scene with the sun right at the horizon, the wider aperture keeps the sun large in the frame which I liked. A small aperture (say, f/16 or f/22) would make for a greater depth of field (more things in sharp focus), but the stopping-down of the lens makes the sun much smaller in the frame not the effect I wanted in this case. So I went with the large aperture. With shallow DOFs, focusing is crucial, so I made sure the lens set the focus on what I chose as the most important area - the biggest and brightest dewdrops in front of the sun. #9304921

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 4/6/2011 7:13:29 AM

Fantastic details and lighting Kerry!,
Amalia #9337336

Kerry Drager 4/6/2011 7:34:48 AM

Hi Amalia,
Great hearing from you, and thanks for the note!!
Kerry #9337367

Kathryn Wesserling 4/6/2011 7:59:54 AM

This is an amazingly unique shot, Kerry.

And as always, I'm am so thankful that you are a natural-born teacher! You add the gift of knowledge to your special images, and thus I learn!


Kerry Drager 4/6/2011 9:36:35 AM

Hi Kathy,
It's wonderful to hear from you too - thanks for the nice comments!!
Kerry #9337547

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f/4.8, 1/180th sec., ISO 200, 105mm macro, tripod

Exif: F Number: 4.8, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/180 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3

Uploaded on 1/25/2011 9:55:06 PM

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Camera: Nikon D3 Digital SLR Camera

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