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

Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

81 replies on “A Glorious Start to the Day

  1. 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. 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


  2. 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™‚


        1. 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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  3. 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. 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!


      1. 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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  4. 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. 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. 😊


  5. 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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