Lobelia Drop

I took this photograph of a water drop on a lobelia with my 105mm macro lens handheld at 1/60 of a second and f/18 belly and face down in the wet grass, on my back, looking up at the early morning sunlight through the flower.

I simply couldn’t get a tripod into the place the camera needed to be to take the photo. This is one of the rare times that a vibration reduction (Nikon calls this technology VR, and other camera manufacturers call it various other things) would make sense in a macro lens.

The reflection of the lobelia in the water drop reminds me of a blue trident, or maybe a cactus!

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