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Frozen

January 23, 2011

Had lots snow so far here past December, most days were freezing cold with dark gray overcast skies. Luckily once in a while there might be a few hours where the cloud cover clears up and the sun shines in a bright blue sky.

One such late morning, was able to photograph frozen water drops on the different leaves and branches of the trees around.

Frozen waterdrop on leaf

Spotted this frozen water drop by chance on a tiny, battered leaf so captured it right away. Love the air bubbles visible in the ice.

Iced leaf in the sun

This twig with a near dead leaf had a great light, glowing atmosphere about it thanks to the sunshine.

Had the Canon 100mm macro lens mounted, used the tripod and remote trigger for increased stability as small aperture of f/9.0 meant longer exposure times, even with the ample sunlight.

Branches iced over

Experienced photographers no doubt know this well, but when using a tripod out in freezing temperatures, would advise to wear gloves when handling the metal legs or cover them with something.

The aluminum alloy legs on my Velbon Sherpa 750R felt horribly cold when touching them barehanded.

Ice on branch

Might not use it that often, but it’s always a joy to see the tiny elements a macro lens can capture, showing the intricate details a small branch with a few frozen drops of water and snow holds.

You can always see more winter season photography on Flickr.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 24, 2011 12:55 pm

    Gorgeous! I love these macro shots! Stay warm!

  2. January 25, 2011 7:33 pm

    I’ve never seen frozen dew up close like this. It’s quite beautiful.

  3. January 25, 2011 9:56 pm

    @Sapphire
    Thanks! I will. ^^
    @Yi
    It was an awesome sight, especially all the details in the frozen droplets and how different the snow residue is compared to the frozen water drops.

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