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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Posted by:desleyjane

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

26 replies on “Jade Droplets

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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