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Big Tear Falls

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/60 second F/3.2 ISO 80 6 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wonderful shot ! The water droplets look beautiful.

28 Feb 2010 5:18am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Dops as tears, very poetic. Great macro and splendid details and color.

28 Feb 2010 5:51am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I love everything about this Mariana. it is so colorful and interesting to look at all the reflections in the drops. I hope they are not your tears.

28 Feb 2010 6:04am

@Gary: thx Gary :) I have no tears any more :)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice. I like the way the drops magnify the veins in the leaf; excellent!

28 Feb 2010 6:23am

Ekios from Une des iles du salut, Guyana

Niiiiiiiiiiice reminds me of mines !! :)

Will try some experimentations soon with these tears drops ;)

28 Feb 2010 6:37am

@Ekios: try it , you will like it :) better these tears than a real one :)

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

These are water droplets. Fantastic shot Mariana!. Love the sharpness and colors too.

28 Feb 2010 6:50am

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

wow, love the crystal droplets!

28 Feb 2010 6:51am

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

Wow Mariana... I like, a perfect detail, nice frame-set, gorgeous colours, awesome compo...

28 Feb 2010 8:04am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

A macro extraordinary. The magnifying effect of water droplets is well noted. Well done!

28 Feb 2010 8:05am

yas from Iran

wow!so nice & beautiful!:)
i love this!

28 Feb 2010 8:12am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful green leaf on vivid red background. Roses ?

28 Feb 2010 8:25am

@Hiro: yes, rose :)

Tagazou from France

No tears for the donkey!
Always a smile in his heart!

28 Feb 2010 8:25am

@Tagazou: lucky, happy donkey ;)

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Tears of joy I hope...


28 Feb 2010 8:29am

@Richard T: NO, not really :)

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! A great macro, Mariana! Perfect focus and detail. I like the reflections in the dropslets. A lovely title.

28 Feb 2010 8:43am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super x 10. This is the first time I've awarded a 10. !!!!!!!

28 Feb 2010 8:48am

@Nigel: thx a lot ;)

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I love it when you do macros, Mariana. You always reward us with something extraordinary.
Those drops and leaf veins are just so superbly clear and expressive !!!

28 Feb 2010 8:51am

@Dulcie: thx Dulcie . I love macros !

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

extraordinary excellent....
lovely shot

28 Feb 2010 8:54am

pascal from bollene, France

les rosiers sont en fleurs ? pas ici encore.........belle image......bon dimanche....bizzzz

28 Feb 2010 9:00am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

This is so lovely with the droplets and the colours contrast! Well done.

28 Feb 2010 9:09am

Claus Petersen from Herfølge, Denmark

Drops of water is always so effect-full when creating the little details in a image like this! Great shot!

28 Feb 2010 9:10am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent 5 stars!!!

28 Feb 2010 9:14am

Henk van Rijssen from Utrecht, Netherlands

very different from what you usually do, but it's as beautiful as the others.

28 Feb 2010 9:28am

@Henk van Rijssen: Thx Henk . YEs, very different than my other work which I prefer :)

tce76 from Saint Laurent de brèvedent, France

Très belle capture avec un beau mariage des couleurs principales que sont les rouge et le vert.
Netteté et transparence au top également.
Bises tempêtueuses.

28 Feb 2010 9:57am

Florence from Paris, France

Oh... big tears then ! nice focus Mariana and colors are splendid. I love this pinky background... very girly ! :-)

28 Feb 2010 10:04am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

another great mariana

28 Feb 2010 10:19am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

An ocean in a droplet. Lovely crisp close up

28 Feb 2010 10:24am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

This macro is really beautiful. Cheers

28 Feb 2010 10:43am

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tag sharp, nice colours, alas no reflection of Mariana in the big drop.

Amazing quality from a canon powershot (or did you made an upgrade?)

28 Feb 2010 11:05am

@Peter: I love my canon and no, no update... should I buy another one ?

Moreno from Stresa/Novara/Milano, Italy

Wow, great details!

28 Feb 2010 11:32am

lili from Narbonne, France

yours tears are very beautiful't cry Mariana....

28 Feb 2010 11:37am

@lili: ok, I won't :))

Graham Morgan from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Very arty.. lovely colours.. great work

28 Feb 2010 12:27pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

nice close-up ! beautiful colors ans details on the drops !

28 Feb 2010 12:39pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

love the colors and the detail, good shot

28 Feb 2010 12:41pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Excellent and enjoyable.

28 Feb 2010 12:44pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

The water droplets are and looks beautiful in this nice picture

28 Feb 2010 12:51pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

I'm sure they are tears of joy! Great close-up! Have a nice Sunday!

28 Feb 2010 12:52pm

Scotfot from Kabul, Afghanistan

amazing clarity!

28 Feb 2010 1:13pm

NANNE from DAMWOUDE, Netherlands

That are realy very big tears...., MARIANA!
Wonderful photo, so sharp!
Have a nice and a happy sunday!


28 Feb 2010 1:33pm

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

These drops are gorgeous! Have a nice day Mariana.

28 Feb 2010 1:37pm

Daniel from London, United Kingdom

Amazing detail.

28 Feb 2010 1:44pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

a good picture !!
the tears of sky is life for us....

28 Feb 2010 1:52pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

great and wonderful capture

28 Feb 2010 2:01pm

sil from Italy

Amazing macro shot! Great work!

28 Feb 2010 2:08pm

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Yes, Like tears fallen in a beautyful face, I like how the texture is present here and the color of the second level is underlining the all composition. Great!!

28 Feb 2010 2:27pm

Don from spokane, United States

Those huge drops are remarkable. I like the sharpness of the shot and the fine amount of detail, but the droplets take the cake! Fine image indeed.

28 Feb 2010 2:57pm

philippe from dijon, France

Absolument superbe, j'adore ! bon dimanche.

28 Feb 2010 3:02pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

an excellent and wonderful macro shot ,mariana !
five stars !
kiss !

28 Feb 2010 3:45pm

rian from mobile, United States

love the clarity in this shot.. well done! :D

28 Feb 2010 3:53pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a beautiful creation

28 Feb 2010 4:03pm

@B.Held: yes, nature creates the best things , we only need to see them :)

K.B.R from Switzerland

You are the best today, this is a WONDERFULL and great shot, love drops, light and this beautiffull red colors.

this is a Spotlight Photography

28 Feb 2010 4:07pm

@K.B.R: wow.. you make me so happy . I really love my macros and closeups , but do not post them so often .... many thanks :)

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Mother nature cries softly as she views the devestation and destruction wreaked upon her flesh by the ignorance of mankind. She patches the wounds, tends to the casualties and goes about her duties as she always has. All the while she knows that when man has destroyed himself, she will still be here to rebuild, and prosper with new shoots of life.

Gorgeous detail in this image, M. Very well captured

28 Feb 2010 4:13pm

@SOUL AFLAME: you love for mother nature is enormous , Paul !

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

really beautiful Tear. it has feeling of youth. it's pure.

28 Feb 2010 4:15pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Wonderful usage of light amd colours! Beautiful work from you!

28 Feb 2010 4:43pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland clear!!! Great!!!

28 Feb 2010 4:43pm

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

très grande compo

28 Feb 2010 4:55pm

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Beautiful water droplet lenses everywhere! The red background is great.

28 Feb 2010 5:00pm

@Mark Johnson: thx Mark ;)

alex centrella from California, United States

wow..crisp !

28 Feb 2010 5:06pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

details just blow me away, and its great to see you being so versital in your shooting, never cease to impress me.

28 Feb 2010 5:08pm

@Martin: you should be with me at least one day to see and feel my love for photography ... :)) many thanks !

Morten Pedersen from Norway

The drop of spring I hope!

28 Feb 2010 5:15pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Absolutely superb macro shooting!

28 Feb 2010 6:05pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

très bien vu !

28 Feb 2010 6:15pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Crystal clear close-up!

28 Feb 2010 6:24pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Stunning. So crisp. Wonderful colour to push the eye in. 5*

28 Feb 2010 6:33pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Love water droplets. Especially the one on the point!

28 Feb 2010 6:57pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Exquisite detail. Love the color!!

28 Feb 2010 7:17pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Nice macro and wonderful drops. Great colors and texture.

28 Feb 2010 7:21pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Very nice photo, i like

28 Feb 2010 7:33pm

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Beautiful macro. I always wanted to try this but I always seem to fail looking for good subjects. The clarity and DOF is wonderful!

28 Feb 2010 8:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love those wonderful droplets on the rose leaf. They are like little windows or mirrors, sometimes both. A very cool shot.

28 Feb 2010 8:18pm

theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful catch of sight, beautiful close-up, good detail of the water drop, to photograph well.

28 Feb 2010 8:36pm

Rosso from Luserna s.Giovanni (To), Italy

Superb macro, perfect details of the drop of water

28 Feb 2010 9:24pm

k@ from Paris, France

Does your title mean that little tears don't and remain inside ? It's a marvelous macro, not only the drops are cristal-like beauties but the pinkish tone of the rose in the bokeh is a splendor. Keep your camera, it's a super good one - and of course it's our eyes that make the quality of the images even better. Congrats !

28 Feb 2010 9:47pm

@k@: yes, you are right - little tears are always inside growing bigger , then, they fall down :)) as for camera - need to hug you :)) I got yesterday an email from nastin, nitin ( not sure, but one Italian from Am3 ) asking me how come my shots are super with this camera, and he reminded me to update this info on About page if I use another camera . What you are saying now, I told him the same - my dear, you can have 2,000.00 worth camera but if you do not have talent , the pictures are nothing ... Of course he never commented on my pictures but emailed me saying that ... ;)) again - hug !!

Julie from Easton, United States

Very nice macro!

28 Feb 2010 9:54pm

k@ from Paris, France

Camera is just a tool, Talent is just... Soul !
(yes, i'm a pooooooetess and please quote me if you use it ;)))
And another one : much better to have a li'camera & great talent than.... the contrary ! °_^
Have a nice end of afternoon, i switch off now - See you tomorrow ~ 

28 Feb 2010 10:16pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Un macro maravilloso. Preciosas las gotas de agua.

28 Feb 2010 10:16pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful macro/compo. Great and nice details.

28 Feb 2010 10:32pm

elena from Torino, Italy

I like very much... but please don't cry!!! the tears are super on the leave

28 Feb 2010 10:46pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Some impressive drops !

28 Feb 2010 11:01pm

Maria from New York City, United States

Hey Darlin'! Just catching up on your posts. As always, your photographs are so full of content and emotion. I'm always impressed on how you capture everyday life. xo

28 Feb 2010 11:04pm

hgmartins photography from Ontario, GTA, Canada

Love this macro view of the drops, and just like you're title says, they do look like big tears

28 Feb 2010 11:42pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Any closer and I'm going to get wet, you got to get out of your comfort zone once in awhile. :)

1 Mar 2010 1:14am

chuck from valdosta,ga., United States

Very cool Mariana. Show your versatility.

1 Mar 2010 1:33am

Soe from Bangkok, Thailand

Great Macro!! The exquisite patterns of nature.. the reflection on the droplets.. the colors.. A real piece of professional work..

1 Mar 2010 3:04am

Ajay from Pune, India

I love this title. These must be the tears of Mother Nature for the dead leaves. Beautifully presented.

1 Mar 2010 3:59am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

Gorgeous shot, Mariana! the color is absolutely lovely and each of those water drops are amazing! they look like they are ready to roll right off the leaf. looks like a delicate balance. terrific capture! :)

1 Mar 2010 4:11am

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

these tears are so crystal clear, I hope, it must be tears of happiness!! Bravo capture!

1 Mar 2010 4:43am

Karthik from Chennai, India

WOW! WOW! WOW! 5 star here. This is really beautiful

1 Mar 2010 4:49am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

just a truly superb photo! perfect DOF, composition, light and focus! it looks amazing!

1 Mar 2010 7:50am

oncho from granada, Spain

Exquisito macro!

1 Mar 2010 10:48am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Sweet macro Mariana!

1 Mar 2010 1:30pm

pomme from France

De belles couleurs et beaucoup de délicatesse :)

1 Mar 2010 2:51pm

shoti from somewhere in, China

wow what a beautiful macro.. I'm moved just by looking at it. the pink(?) background is so fitting..

1 Mar 2010 3:00pm

Stu from Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

Magnificent macro! Wow!

1 Mar 2010 3:35pm

Claude from Mont de Marsan, France

bonne fin de journée

1 Mar 2010 3:50pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

fantastic detail

1 Mar 2010 5:33pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

wonderfully seen

1 Mar 2010 6:28pm

@Skyriani: hey, it is easy to see, but get caught it properly :)) macro could be a big challenge !

Bruno F from Précigné, France

Excellent !
Fantastic work !!


1 Mar 2010 8:00pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Tears of joy at Spring being just around the corner!

1 Mar 2010 8:28pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Wouahhhhh , j'adore !...

1 Mar 2010 8:37pm

macgo from Spain

Absolutamente impresionante

2 Mar 2010 6:27am

Jason from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

fantastic composition, colours and details..!

2 Mar 2010 4:20pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

gorgeous details!

2 Mar 2010 7:21pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

You mention above, how I should be with you for one day to see your love of photography, I can say, Iv thought the same thing, inso much as, Id love to see how your brain works when you see a scene, your thinking process from the time you see the shot, to the final photograph, Gotta say, Iv thought that many times to myself :) Your ability to take the mundain, as I mentioned, and make it so much more is uncanny...

3 Mar 2010 2:32am

@Martin: ask my girlfriends how my brain works :) No one of them can stand me; they hate my camera :) Cannot wait to be allowed to take their portraits and post here ... that would be the day :))

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful macro! So wonderful that som big tears may fall just for the joy looking at it :-)

3 Mar 2010 8:03am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Perfect clarity... really excellent.

3 Mar 2010 12:53pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

Beautiful macro, sharp & contrasty. The water beads are in perfect formation too :)

3 Mar 2010 7:24pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Great concept, and a better title. Very impressive, Mariana.

3 Mar 2010 10:11pm

Christina Tomazos from Copenhagen, Denmark

beautiful details!

4 Mar 2010 5:07pm

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

fantastic shot...what a capture.....nice macros...

5 Mar 2010 10:08am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

That sa great macro. I love the water droplet, so clear

6 Mar 2010 8:14am

John from Geneva, United States

Incredible macro. I like it, but still not as much as the neighbor's face.

9 Mar 2010 2:30am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent macro!

9 Mar 2010 5:28pm

@Magda: thanks Magda :)

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/60 second
ISO 80
6 mm