Rail Top Rain Drop

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© Rob Case
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Photo Info
UploadedJanuary 1, 2009
TakenJanuary 1, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D3
Exposure1/640 sec at f/3.2
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length60 mm
ISO200
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January first, 2009 dawned with a gentle rainstorm in Belize, Central America.

The sound of the rain drops breaking against palm fronds, roofs and railings was soothing to hear and fascinating to watch. One simple drop makes one elegant splash - I love the little stress waves at the top of the bowl.

Simple and at the same time complex, the bursting splashes broke way too quickly for the eye to freeze - not so for my 60mm AF Micro Nikkor.

ISO-200 f-2.8 Nikon D-3

32 responses

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    wow... this is so great! i love the details of the droplets and the lines in the top of the splash... how ??? what???

  • Dea

    Dea gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    amazing shot...leaves you speachless. voted.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    Nice Shot!

  • Kera Holzinger

    Kera Holzinger (Deleted) gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    great shot!

  • John Gresham

    John Gresham gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    WOAH! THAT'S SICK (in a good way)!

  • Carol Simons Huddleston

    Carol Simons Huddleston said (2 Jan 2009):

    Love the contrst of this shot...Looch

  • Rob Case

    Rob Case gave props (2 Jan 2009):

    Thanks Rob.....because of THIS photo, JPG is shutting down! I can't believe it......THIS shot had all the earmarks of a PUBLISHED shot, however, there was NO WAY that "they" could have let that happen, (especially since your very cool "Through the Window" shot was going to be PUBLISHED too! I'm crushed Rob...YOU have runied it for us all......poop! Thanks a lot......Signed, Rob's Mother

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (5 Jan 2009):

    Wow, Rob... just amazing.... That lens is fabulous...... but, this wouldn't have happened without the "operator"... Love this!!

  • petey whitelaw

    petey whitelaw gave props (7 Jan 2009):

    dude this is sick!!!

  • petey whitelaw

    petey whitelaw said (7 Jan 2009):

    btw, you've lost it. you've got a kangaroo lost in your top paddock mate....and i love it. bring it on.

  • n n

    n n (Deleted) gave props (8 Jan 2009):

    Agree with Maurie!

  • Rob Case

    Rob Case said (8 Jan 2009):

    If my son Rob were a better kid he would have written this "thank you" for your kind comments. As it is, he's a very naughty boy and would rather be out playing around taking pictures than writing this note. So for him I say "Thank you!" for liking his work.
    Signed, Rob's Mom

  • Jennifer Benmouna

    Jennifer Benmouna gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Wow. wonderful capture!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2009):

    Cool shot, rob!!!! ROFL at your comments!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2009):

    Incredibly fast and beautiful. voting yeah

  • William Moore

    William Moore (Deleted) gave props (11 Mar 2009):

    This is really an amazing photo.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (17 Apr 2009):

    ZENfully fabulous!

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (22 Apr 2009):

    Incredible capture!!!

  • Courtney Brown

    Courtney Brown gave props (16 May 2009):

    Wow....I cannot believe how amazing this photograph is. Much of your work inspires me.

  • Diane Bartlett

    Diane Bartlett gave props (19 May 2009):

    I have onr just like this, but shaped like a kings crown. Will have to go hunting in my files to find it. Great shot..

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (21 May 2009):

    ZENsational! Always wanted to capture something like this, Rob... incredibly good capture!

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (25 May 2009):

    What great timing and a nice shot.

  • Renee

    Renee gave props (30 May 2009):

    freaking amazing!!!

  • Luc Bussieres

    Luc Bussieres gave props (30 May 2009):

    Very beautiful

  • petey whitelaw

    petey whitelaw said (1 Jun 2009):

    just back to look at this again. i love it.

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    Great capture!!!!! Beautiful detail!!!

  • Allison W

    Allison W gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    Fantastic capture! Your timing must have been so precise...it's so awesome!

  • Kayla Goldstein

    Kayla Goldstein gave props (12 Dec 2011):

    Absolutley amazing.

  • Ashley Hawley

    Ashley Hawley gave props (20 Dec 2011):

    Awesome job!

  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (1 Feb 2012):

    Perfect timing!!!

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (5 Feb 2012):

    Well done!

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