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November 19, 2012 6:30 AM   Subscribe

Reflections in Water Droplets
posted by still_wears_a_hat (17 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Technically, these aren't photographs of reflections but rather examples of water's lensing ability.

That doesn't make these photos any less cool or beautiful.
posted by hippybear at 6:39 AM on November 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


Very pretty, though the smiley faces are freaking me out. I especially like seeing the water on all that close-up flower stalk texture.
posted by HeroZero at 6:40 AM on November 19, 2012


Stunning! I love this one. Reminds me of the beautiful film Microcosmos (Trailer).
posted by anya32 at 6:41 AM on November 19, 2012


Previous posts on Markus Reugels are worth a look, too.
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   ,                       ,
  ,                         ,
 ,           This            ,
 ,            is             ,
 ,         stunning          ,
  ,                         ,
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     ,                  , '
       ' - , _ _ _ ,  '

posted by mazola at 7:02 AM on November 19, 2012 [5 favorites]


I dream of taking pictures like this ... thanks for sharing.
posted by Currer Belfry at 7:07 AM on November 19, 2012


As nice as those images are, from what I can tell from their "about us" page, that site is a thinly veiled keyword-spam adfarm.
posted by mhoye at 7:11 AM on November 19, 2012 [4 favorites]


I agree, mhoye. At least they are giving image credits. That's a step up from the normal spammy adfarm list post.
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 7:15 AM on November 19, 2012


Reflections Refractions
posted by Sys Rq at 7:20 AM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


a thinly veiled keyword-spam adfarm.

AKA the internet.
posted by All Out of Lulz at 7:30 AM on November 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


Here is a pornographic one. [NSFW - naked lady]
posted by victory_laser at 7:31 AM on November 19, 2012


These all need to be turned into glass paperweights.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:41 AM on November 19, 2012


I have a hat!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:56 AM on November 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


TheWhiteSkull: I have a hat!
You misspelled "haz". Also, that is not a cat, AFAICT. Can a cat owner double-check me on that?
posted by IAmBroom at 8:16 AM on November 19, 2012


You misspelled "haz". Also, that is not a cat, AFAICT. Can a cat owner double-check me on that?

Well, yes of course. Many spiders speak perfectly good English- at least those from Anglophone countries, or the ones who have taken it in school.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:32 AM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


This poem comes to mind...

The difference between you and her
(whom I to you did once prefer)
Is clear enough to settle:
She like a diamond shone, but you
Shine like an early drop of dew
Poised on a red rose petal.

The dew-drop carries in its eye
Mountain and forest, sea and sky,
With every change of weather;
Contrariwise, a diamond splits
The prospect into idle bits
That none can piece together.

- Robert Graves
posted by Kit W at 8:58 AM on November 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


I almost passed by this thread. Those are gorgeous. Just amazing.

But thanks to mhoye now I understand why the images were accompanied by robot-speak copy and an ad for Culligan water softener.
posted by NorthernLite at 8:03 PM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Macro Photos of Morning Dew on Insects by David Chambon
posted by homunculus at 2:48 PM on November 20, 2012


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