Jade Droplets

It’s going to be a rainy Easter this year. In the last 3 days, we’ve had 170mm of rain (6.7 inches) and it is forecasted to continue for the next few days. This morning, I went out in the drizzly rain with my camera to capture some droplets on my jade plant. I’ve had this plant for a very long time, it’s been through a lot, including toppling over in it’s pot whenever it gets a bit windy! I’ve moved it to a more sheltered location and put it in a sturdier pot and it is thriving.

I used my 60mm macro lens (120mm equivalent) and shot handheld at ISO200. I have kept the aperture open wide (f/2.8 to f/4.0). Consequently, I’ve set the shutter speed quite quick (1/100s or faster).

These photos are for Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic – perhaps you can visit some of the inhabitants over this long weekend πŸ™‚

I probably won’t post very much over this long weekend, but I will check in occasionally. For those of you who celebrate Easter, i wish you a very happy one. If you don’t, I hope you have a lovely long weekend.

x desleyjane

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. I want a macro lens too! Your pictures are lovely but you are completely destroying my dreams of Australia as a place with eternal sunshine!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL. Sorry about that. We are in a bit of a wet season at the moment. It often rains at Easter. It’s usually very sunny!!! It’s a great lens πŸ™‚

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  2. Debbie says:

    Really like these photos Desleyjane, I know little of proper photography and the use of various lenses but I like the effect!! I’m coming to Brisbane for a few days after Easter so it can’t rain, I’m hoping for lots of lovely warm sunshine….please….pretty please….

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    1. desleyjane says:

      I will start drying Brissie out now!! Thanks Debbie πŸ™‚

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  3. tildy1 says:

    I can almost feel the water drops looking at your pictures. Have a good Easter!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Tildy. You too πŸ™‚

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  4. Norah says:

    Lovely! I must check out my jade plant too. Like yours, it is a survivor! πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Norah. And thanks for spotting my error!! Fixed now πŸ™‚ Wow, I hope we don’t get that much rain!! Enjoy your weekend!

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      1. Norah says:

        Thanks. Just wading, not swimming! πŸ™‚

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  5. Andy Townend says:

    These are beautiful photos! And we have lots of rain here in Brussels, too much, although the heaviest rain (and most prolonged) I remember was the first Summer I spent in Sydney in the first few months of 2008…

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Andy. It’s hasn’t rained much since this morning but I suspect more is around the corner. Sydney almost gets as much rain as us. We both get the crazy storms!

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      1. Andy Townend says:

        Have a great Easter weekend, rain or not!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Thanks Andy. You too!! We have a pink moon tomorrow night!

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          1. Andy Townend says:

            So, pink gins are in order?

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Oh I like your style Andy πŸ˜‰

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  6. I’ll add one more title to your queenship: You’re also the queen of Mother Nature photography.
    These shots are A M A Z I N G! Thousand times fresh!
    Lots of rain though… But after so much heat it’s quite re-fresh-ing…
    Happy Easter my friend!
    Enjoy the break, rest, have fun. Say hello to GG and to your parents!
    Xxxx

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    1. desleyjane says:

      You are such a fresh friend πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much!! Happy Easter to you and your family as well. GG says a sleepy hi ☺️ xxxxx

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  7. brittabottle says:

    Absolutely love the detail of the water droplets in these photos. Fantastic photos!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Britta πŸ™‚

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  8. Gorgeous, DesleyJane! Wet there, DRY here (California), enjoy your Easter, too!!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Terri. More rain overnight, but a reprieve at the moment. Have a great Easter weekend!

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  9. andy says:

    I need some macro lens 😦
    Gorgeous capture of raindrops.
    Happy Easter Desley !! πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Andy, happy Easter to you too! X

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  10. These are the favorite photos from the grouping.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks, I really loved this too.

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