Water Droplets

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Using a macro lens with 5-fold magnification is an odd experience. The usual, somewhat trivial “workflow” for taking a picture: Look-Frame-Capture doesn’t apply, because one doesn’t see what one might get until one is really close. 

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This time I was erring around in DePauw’s Nature Park’s quarry with its fascinating ground. How could I predict that the lump of greenness that has survived the recent cold spell here is up close a fully active miniature ecosystem, collecting and preserving water for nutrition and climatization?

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To see what you see here with the naked eye you’d need a magnifying glass. 

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The depth of field is of course abysmal, and I don’t usually have the patience to stack (at least) a dozen images.

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It’s good to know that there is a small world unfazed by the machinations of the big guys.

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