Raindrops on Green Leaf

JUNE 2016 – Raindrops have formed on a green leaf after a rainshower. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

Sometimes, just sometimes you spot something really beautiful that calls for an immediate photo. Something that sits between a snapshot and a well-planned photo. That’s because the photo opportunity does not vanish within seconds, but it’s not well-planned either.

This is one of those shots. After a rainshower in the early morning, several drops had formed on a large grass in front of our house. I had been preparing the camera for another shooting later that day, so I had it ready and just captured this beautiful scene.

The wide open aperture put the focus on the raindrops and created a nice blur. The colors are reduced to all green. And the dark top left corner of the background is the ideal copyspace. Nice.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time16-JUN.2016, 08:13
LocationUnterhaching, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
LensCanon EF 70-200 mm 2.8 L IS II USM
ISO200
Exposure1/400 sec at f/2.8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4896 x 3264 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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