A Glorious Start to the Day

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It’s been so hot and humid lately, with bouts of rain. I learnt a new word today – thundershowers, and that’s what we’re having tonight. When I woke up a couple of days ago, it was super early and as I let MissG out, I noticed the grass was covered in a white sheen! The closest we get to snow here in Brisbane (LOL) –Β a gorgeous light dew covering the entire lawn. So, coffee and camera at the ready, I went out and lay flat on my stomach on the tiles and took some macro shots of these lovely dew drops. Beautiful start to the day.

A couple more for you:

Have a fab day.

x desleyjane

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  1. Especially the first image is really fabulous! What a great start into the day!

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  2. trablog says:

    Wow.. Lovely pictures! Loved the monochrome. Have a great day ahead πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much! I tried the mono on a whim, and really liked it.

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      1. trablog says:

        Yea, following the instincts πŸ˜€

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  3. Great shots. Pity about the heat though.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Right?! It’s stifling.

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  4. I can feel the humidity come through your photos! The dew drops shine like little Christmas lights on the blades of grass…. Thank you for the warm start to my day! Lovely…

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh my pleasure my dear!

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  5. Wow. Excellent photos. The droplets are magic. The first one is stunning. Way to go. While you’re happy with rain…I’m considering to leave this country if it doesn’t stop raining here…lol.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      The rain is starting to bug me. I took GG for a walk this afternoon and 15 minutes in, started pouring!! We both looked like drowned rats by the time we got home.

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      1. So you know how I’m feeling after two weeks, non-stop rains…

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Yup, I feel your pain – LOL!

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          1. Lol. I have been trying to make the gallery for the Cardinal’s challenge…the weather people say we will have a short break today…that is what I see! β˜”οΈβš‘οΈβ˜οΈπŸŒŠ

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Oh yes the challenge! Well the OMD is weather proof. And it might make for atmospheric photos? Fingers crossed for a break for you x.

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              1. I regret to inform you that humanoids are NOT waterproof. And with wind force bft 6-7, I stand no chance…lol xxx

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                1. desleyjane says:

                  Hahahaha! Fair enough. We wait. X

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                  1. Fingers crossed! Xx

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you!! ☺️

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  6. gfchopstix says:

    Lovely shots πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much.

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      1. gfchopstix says:

        We wake up to heavy, thick frost on the dry grass in the mornings, haha! Definitely not tempting me to go out and take photos πŸ˜›

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Oh so cold!! I don’t really blame you!

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  7. I love the lwo angle grass shot,. Both in color and B&W.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Cardinal – me too πŸ™‚

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  8. S. M. Afrin says:

    the images are transfixing!

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  9. simply be says:

    They are beautiful photographs, I am particularly drawn to the b&w. As another Aussie I relate to the “nearest thing to snow”. LOL This morning we had a very strange weather pattern with a fog blanket, something we don’t normally get even in winter and certainly not mid summer. Thank you for sharing your amazing patch of the world, especially when you must have been up early before the sun burnt the droplets off πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much! Yes, they didn’t last long. Fog is a cool phenomenon, but I agree, we don’t get to see it very often!

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    2. desleyjane says:

      Wow, thank you for the re-blog, I’ve not had that happen before! πŸ˜€

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      1. simply be says:

        Hahhha, I had to try as I especially loved this post. It happened twice on my page yesterday and I was all, “WFT?!” It took me a while to realise what was happening. πŸ˜‰

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        1. desleyjane says:

          LOL that’s awesome. Will investigate further tomorrow. Night!

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  10. simply be says:

    Reblogged this on May the Simple Things be Amazing and commented:
    I’d love to show these beautiful pictures. In an Australian summer, as these are, it’s a pretty rare thing to see dew.

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  11. Excellent pics. I especially loved the black n white one.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you – there is something special about black and white, isn’t there?

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      1. Yes….It instantly brings colors to the senses.

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  12. estelea says:

    So beautiful, all those precious drops look like gems. You did great!!!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you my dear, I appreciate that!

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  13. nty6x says:

    How in the world is this amazingness a natural phenomenon? 😱😱😱 im so jealous! Nice nice photos!

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    1. nty6x says:

      And also thumbs up to the choice of low aperture!

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      1. desleyjane says:

        I am a sucker for a low aperture! Ta.

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    2. desleyjane says:

      Oh wow thank you! It’s just water! But displayed to perfection by nature πŸ˜‰
      Thank you…

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      1. nty6x says:

        Water displayed to perfection by nature, but captured forever by you! 😁 why doesnt perth give me any rain…!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          I remember being in Perth late December a few years ago, at the old Chem a Centre in a lab with my robot, a floor-to-ceiling glass window, no air conditioning and (my favourite) the hottest December day since 19-whatever! So hot! I was hoping for rain that day!!

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          1. nty6x says:

            Lol aiks. Must have felt like being cooked in a convection oven..

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            1. desleyjane says:

              It sure did. We still talk about it when I go back!

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  14. Loretta says:

    Beautiful shots, clearly you know your photography and your camera :). I need to get down low too for some of my shots, it really makes a difference.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Loretta. Yah not great for the knees, but the shot is worth it πŸ˜‰

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  15. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice shots. “So hot & humid” would feel so good right about now; we woke up to -30C this morning 😦

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh good grief!! +30C here today.
      Thanks Norm.

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  16. nalinki says:

    The droplets look stunning!

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  17. Amy Sampson says:

    Beautiful photos. I sooooo wish it were hot and humid here too. I’m green with envy.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      I’ll try to send a little your way πŸ˜‰

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    2. desleyjane says:

      Oh and thank you so much!

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  18. What beautiful photos! You’ve captured the morning dew perfectly, I admire your commitment to getting the perfect shot!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you so much. I got caught up in this angle and that. So much fun!

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  19. Lovely photos as always. The weather is the complete opposite here! I intend to post some pics later. I do love the monochrome photo. Those were the only photos we took and developed in my photo class (so so long ago), so I have a special place in my heart for them.
    Question from a novice: How do you get your name on your photos in the corner? With the copyright? I hope you don’t mind the question.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much! I am hoping to learn dark room developing this year!
      And no I don’t mind at all. I use Lightroom to store and manage all of my photos and to edit them. When I export them, there’s an option to add a watermark. You can just use text like I have, or you can use an image (eg a logo or signature). If you use an I
      Phone, there is a nifty so called iWatermark which let’s you do the same thing. I’m sure there are other software packages that can do it, but that’s what I use.
      Thanks again!

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  20. Beautiful water diamonds .. I had frozen drops here in the UK this morning

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh frozen drops! That would just make my day! Thanks so much.

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  21. Britta says:

    Ohhh these photos are making me yearn for summer (I’m living in the dead of winter right now).

    So beautiful!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Britta. I hope it starts to warm up soon! Otherwise I prescribe a blanket, woolly socks, a beanie and a hot chocolate!

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      1. Britta says:

        It probably will start to warm up in May. I’ve lived here all my life (Minnesota, U.S.A., which is notorious for it’s dreadful winters) so although I hate to say it, I’m used to it. πŸ™‚

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Same here. I say that I want to live in a cold climate but I’m so used to the heat and humidity that I probably wouldn’t survive! LOL.

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  22. Hi, I like your pictures. Recently, like a month ago, I did something similar – just woke up in the morning, realized that thereΒ΄s hoarfrost outside, so I grabbed my camera and took some macro pictures. Do you have any specific macro lens for that or do you just choose Macro mode?

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! I confess I had to look up hoarfrost and I’m glad I did – how amazing! Crystals forming in fractal patterns – gotta love nature. Did you post your photos? I did use a specific macro lens for these shots. Actually it’s a macro and portrait lens, but you have to get a long way from the subject for a portrait. 😊

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  23. emmanique says:

    wow oddly I think I like the black and white best it seems to have move detail or maybe the details more visible as there’s no distraction from the vivid colours. I have this little mental image of you lying on the grass taking these shots and Miss G standing there with a WTF look on her face probably with her head tilted sideways

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Wow, you must have been here! That’s exactly what it was like πŸ˜€

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Wow Samantha, thank you so much! I am truly humbled by this. ☺️

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  24. pommepal says:

    Lovely sharp images and I love the first one best, that gorgeous, vibrant green with the rain drops like jewels sparkling in the light. Well seen DJ

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you PP πŸ™‚

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  25. Mara Eastern says:

    This is even more than glorious! I love these, excellent captures!!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Mara – I love them too πŸ™‚

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  26. Alyson says:

    Fantastic photos, I can’t stop looking at the black and white one! I love when I can make it out early enough in the morning to photograph dew drops on flowers and plants.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Alyson, yes me too, it’s a great time of day!

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