today I'd like to show you the famous Shwedagon-Pagoda in a different way of view.
When you have good focus than you can see the background turned 180 degree in the waterdrops, that's a real reflection.
Can you imagine that this mighty 98-metre gilded stupa located in Yangon can be inside a little waterdrop? Here you have - just before this beauty fell down.
The Swedagon is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese with relics of the past four Buddhas enshrined.
I hope you like it - I'm such an enthusiastic Macro-Photographer and so I also wanted to show you one of my Close-up-shots.
Any words are welcome, thanks and enjoy the sunday.
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anducina (8407) 2006-11-12 6:29
Excellent compo and idea. Very interesting.
Iggukflo (380) 2006-11-12 6:30
Joli facon de nous faire decouvrir cette pagode a travers la sphericite de cette eau bref bon clic
quel dommage qu il y ai une leger manque de nettete mais vraiment bravo
leo61 (0) 2006-11-12 6:45
In reichlich 2 Wochen bin ich dort und sehe dieses Heilgtum hoffentlich richtig herum.
Genialer Macroshot und perfektes timing.Die Spiegelung der 98 m!!! hohen Pagode mit dem schönen Himmel ist fantastisch.
Gruß aus Mannheim,
Photo65Net (43120) 2006-11-12 6:47
I like macro photo too, and I'd like to shoot a pic like this one.
Very good job.
Tibo (1906) 2006-11-12 6:51
Unbelievable!!! succesful!!! congratulation... mustn't have been easy to catch! Tibo
vincz (19113) 2006-11-12 6:53
Stunning! Congratulations on this unique picture.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-11-12 6:53
really good idea, very original, perfect timing.
In my opinion, it could be sharper but I know it's hard to do a perfect focus point with macro shot.
danyy (0) 2006-11-12 7:14
une photo qui vaut le détour et ds longues minutes d'admiration. Une petite prouesse technique et de patience.
Aucune défaut à mon goût.
Bien à toi.
imrek (4) 2006-11-12 7:33
an interesting point of view and great result, very nice picture...well taken and seen!!!
lucianm (0) 2006-11-12 7:59
Great capture, congrats !
HOBO (5282) 2006-11-12 8:11
Hallo Ihr beiden,
Glückwunsch für eine sehr kreative Arbeit; wie lange habt Ihr dafür gebraucht?
jtclee77 (492) 2006-11-12 8:48
Excellent shot, and I still can't believe that a droplet can be that huge and remain sticking to the leaf. Nice capture of the pagoda in the droplet and great use of DOF.
WhiteRose (10) 2006-11-12 8:52
The image is a little soft but the subject is superb. Well done.
korbee (6617) 2006-11-12 12:38
amazing details,composition,sharpness and frame!
worldcitizen (8572) 2006-11-12 13:24
This is great! It is always nice to see things from a different POV, but your photo does it in a unique and artistic way. The view of the pagoda, with the details of the sky is magical, and the soft blurred colors in the background are also lovely. Wonderful photo!
Buin (42466) 2006-11-12 13:57
Hallo Sabine, hallo Stephan!
Was soll man hierzu sagen!? Beim ersten Hinschauen fehlen einem die Worte, aber wenn man das Ganze verarbeitet hat, bleibt eigentlich nur Staunen. Ein wunderschönes Foto!
Danke für's zeigen!
Grüße aus Siegen - und eine schöne Woche!
sothy81 (9590) 2006-11-12 14:08
This is wonderfully composed. Very creative. And very focused. A sucessful picture. Sothy
SamB (1948) 2006-11-12 14:26
Wow--this is a brilliant idea, and is very thoughtfully and well composed. It is hurt by the slightly soft focus, but the originality and execution of this picture are exceptional.
UnTrained (0) 2006-11-12 14:43
Hallo Sabine und Stephan,
das glaube ich schon gar nicht das das geht. Auch wenn ich das so sehe. Zauberei.
Klasse gemacht und wahnsinnig gut umgesetzt. Wie eine von diesen Schneekugeln sieht das im Tropfen aus.
Gruß aus Usingen
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-11-12 16:26
For sure the best picture i've seen this last days
All my congratulations, the result is stunning
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2006-11-13 2:37
Congratulations Wishnu for this outstanding photo.It appears as you have an inverted glass.TFS
jean-marie (3088) 2006-11-13 3:54
C'est superbe, il fallait avoir l'idée ! le ciel est magnifique en plus, nous avons le sujet à l'arrière plan que l'on devine. C'est super bien vu
Angshu (56750) 2006-11-13 3:58
This is an inspired composition...delightful & stunning at the same time. I really appreciate how you saw & seized the photo opportunity here. Magnificient close-up...I'm putting it straight to my favourites
everlasting (15224) 2006-11-13 15:02
So many shots of refelctign the beauty of the Shwedagon, but this is the most original that I have seen. If only it had been a tad sharper.
HaBeMa (1326) 2006-11-13 15:35
Hi Wishnu;vovvv fantastic,great frame,ideal shot,regards...
Graal (102752) 2006-11-14 2:27
amazing shot, good colours and reflections. I like this job. Well done.
roamermark (1592) 2006-11-14 2:31
I want to like this - I really do - but the sceptic in me is saying this is a trick...I can't imagine that this is a naturally occuring thing here. I also think it is a little on the gimmicky side...
however, no matter how it was done it was done well and clearly lots of people like it so...
marjan (6279) 2006-11-14 2:46
Hi SAbine, it is hard to belive that is real shot. Fantstic POV adn feeleing for space. TFS
clnaef (6289) 2006-11-14 2:53
Bravo pour vos excellentes idées.
carper (96) 2006-11-14 3:26
what a shot, I realy like it, the fantastic macro with his good reflectin in the drop, the marvelous pov and the fantastic dof, my compliments Sabine, du bist wuntherbar.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2006-11-14 4:29
This is a very nice close-up and fine composition. POV, details are wonderful. Great idea.
Ulishna (2268) 2006-11-14 4:46
it's incredible! Very original idea, very good work. It's realy great work!
delkoo (68) 2006-11-15 3:28
this is a great idea to inclode pagoda in a drop, the result is stunning, you have done a great great photograph.
jan515 (545) 2006-11-15 7:40
Ich mag viel die schönen Farben gegen den Hintergrund. Sehr gut gemacht! Das ist eine wundervolle Komposition.Perfekte Licht und Kontrast.
kevinos (7517) 2006-11-15 10:51
This is a totally unique and amazing picture.Brilliantly seens and nicely taken. Regards Kevin
josepmarin (58357) 2006-11-16 10:50
An excellent composition, very clever and very artistic.
The detail of the drop in macro, with the reversed reflections of the temple and the beautiful sky with clouds they are, simply, wonderful.
Congratulations! it's a great shot.
scalerman (26900) 2006-11-16 13:51
Wishnu: (perhaps a TE alias): This is a resounding comp. Pictures really don't get any better in my opinion. Enchanting. Really suited for TrekLens also, if you haven't already scoped that site... regards, c
yannick (1471) 2006-11-17 7:51
This is a very impressive picture. I like the dark blue of the sky in the drop, and of course, the perfect shape of the pagoda. An excellent idea, very well realized. Did you need many attempts to get this result?
wgreis (8267) 2006-11-17 12:55
Fantastic "decisive moment". The refletions at the drop is an excelent composition.
ArtLook (2348) 2006-11-18 14:10
Very interesting photo! I like your idea too. It is looks different. Great shot, Bravo!+
Wit BEST Regards,
MLINES (12516) 2006-11-19 6:22
Hi Wishnu, Very imaginative capture in this superb shot. Gives inspiraion for other members to try push the envelope. Excellent result. Murray.
sebcz (2345) 2006-11-19 15:19
A fine art work, also TE orientated.
Stepan (27210) 2006-11-19 17:41
That's incredible and excellent ! Really original. The low definition is pertinent here to enhance the icon mood here ! Great compo and fine realization.
Muse (34942) 2006-11-20 3:46
Une très belle photo.
Le reflet dans la goutte est superbe.
De très jolies couleurs, un tout bon cadrage.
I'lle come later
Cricri (118785) 2006-11-20 4:25
Un moment décisif merveilleusement bien capturer, un beau reflet de la Swedagon et du ciel dans cette goutte d'eau, encorre bravo pour cette belle réussite, félicitations
rossofuoco (7395) 2006-11-21 2:14
Non ho parole per descrivere questa foto. E' BELLISSIMA:
flosoup (563) 2006-11-21 14:40
Amazing POV, well captured. And surprisingly clear for a rain drop
Moitessier (163) 2006-11-21 14:44
Excellent you catch it with excellence! I will Try to do one time, is it still good with my 50mm Macro? See that!
iGirl (1223) 2006-11-21 14:56
Wow, so beautiful. This is an amazing close-up, showing the pagoda in an unusual and creative way. I love the DOF.
Thanks for sharing!
sayan (2617) 2006-11-23 6:43
This is a wonderful post. The idea was great and execution perfect. The whole pagoda reflected in a single droplet is a nice idea and you have a great eye, I must say.
cepekdong (3676) 2006-11-25 10:35
das ist ja eine wahnsinnsaufnahme ! der absolute hammer ! super gesehen, tolle schaerfe und ein klasse moment in dem du abgedrueckt hast !
Valeski (906) 2006-11-25 11:46
L'idea, la composizione, la foto!!!
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-11-25 14:06
wooooooooow! fantastic shot! Excellent colors, POV and composition! Great work! Brawo!
Wanda1 (15142) 2006-11-26 12:27
I can't believe it, that is and incredible shot. Well seen and captured at the exact moment.
yanm (1485) 2006-11-27 3:06
Someone told me about this picture in comment, and I understand why. You make me jealous.
cdmonson (5164) 2006-11-30 10:39
Amazing shot Wishnu. The drop almost looks unreal, or like it's frozen. Your timing was spot on, as was your perspective. Thanks for sharing.
MeAT (1174) 2006-12-16 1:28
Impressive setting! I could never catch this on a drop of water!
asival (5307) 2007-01-03 4:32
Great jub here man
very well seen and done
somkiat (1104) 2007-01-30 21:29
a superb image.
it can be a inspiration for the advertising photo,for any products.
very nice idea
partha (14020) 2007-03-04 9:51
its a great look.
Excellent visualisation and wonderful conception.
mire (88) 2007-03-05 16:35
c'est l'une des photos les plus belles que j'ai jamais vu !!
presidente (1122) 2007-03-05 16:47
wow! Great shot! Excellent colors, and composition! fantastic work!
DonGusti (942) 2007-03-05 17:04
YOU ARE CRAZY :D WOW THAT IS SOO BEAUTIFUL & PERFECT !!!
PERFECT JUST PERFECT
CHEERS . . .
ruisc_pt (10892) 2007-03-05 17:05
No words you blew me up!
dyzn (10) 2007-04-08 14:17
interesting and excellent and amazing, ı'll try to do this:)thanks
Zepter (2) 2007-06-26 12:12
Great picture,amazing that you can see the whole Shewagon-Pagoda inside the drop!Respect!Very sharp picture and nice colors!Thanks for sharing!
Jonas_Schmitt (3074) 2007-09-26 11:18
Echt super dieses Bild!Dass man die ganze Pagode in einem Tropfen so klar sieht----unglaublich!Und dass man im hintergrund auch noch die Spitze sieht,nette Idee.
Übrigens,Glückwunsch,dein Bild ist heute auf der Titelseite!
magham (28) 2007-09-26 11:20
Excellent snap.... right timing... well composed.... Great... keep it up...
ewiczek (374) 2007-09-26 11:25
wonderfull composition, very nice color very nice macro
cranerider (175) 2007-09-26 11:30
this shot is so poetic...!
it gives you the feeling that there is still so much to see in the world.
sotiris_k (838) 2007-10-06 14:35
Wow! It's like a magical sphere! Supurb idea Wishnu... bravo!
daddo (26754) 2007-11-15 20:20
Not sure which one of you took this photo. I think this would have to be one of the cleverest and creative shots I have seen. In addition it has a mystical or contemplative quality. Reminds me of William Balke's comment about seeing Infinity in a grain of sand.I am not often left amazed at my age, but your water drop is an exception. In total admiration- Klaudio.
diverjohn (544) 2007-11-28 8:22
excellent close up work
i thought it may have been a photoshop creation but upon close inspection, i think it is genuine.
again, great work and patience to get this work of art.
branley (3681) 2007-11-29 4:05
I saw your incredible image on the homepage and it's gone straight into my theme, TE Moments. It deserves more acclaim. There's nothing more I can add other than it's a superb capture and one to be proud of and right up there with the best of them, if not better, well done.
DavorSt (123) 2007-12-14 7:44
Congratulations! Marvellous photo
Rambo (140) 2008-01-12 10:54
This is just perfect! Really nice photo, perfect focus, the right moment. I would be interested how have you tried until you captured this one :-)
kapt73 (450) 2008-03-15 4:42
thats great drop. clear and timing is best
vicana (74) 2008-03-15 4:42
An extraordinary shot! It amazes me to see you took the macro while the drop was falling! Good sharpness ans composition. Thanks for sharing.
DzULA (840) 2008-05-12 5:30
Great effect, very good reflection in this drop of eater you have
Silversnow (2319) 2008-05-27 12:01
exquisite macro, how were you able to focus on this???
I'm guessing several drops were falling, or that it was a lucky shot?
marine-coeur (770) 2008-09-06 11:02
One of the BEAUTIFUL pic,dream world images,looks tiny but great photograph,BRAVO WISHNU.
radodechkov (265) 2009-02-09 13:24
pollod (0) 2009-02-09 14:44
that's an amazing shot! I wonder how could you get such shallow depth of field with such small apperture. Also, it the light is perfect despite the fast shutter. I'm impressed
COSTANTINO (64740) 2009-03-02 11:12
Thanks for sharing with us this excllent photo,thanks for your useful notes..
Original version,nice idea,attractive details
It is a nice capture of that moment,
I liked a lot,How did you do it?
many wishes for a new happy month
amazon (12112) 2009-03-06 11:58
i visit your galery and i saw very strong photos,
very good view of photographic looks,
pablominto (53746) 2009-03-12 0:29
Quite amazing, Sabine!
And for sure appreciated by the fellow members, a different way of showing the pagoda...
A typical wishnu capture, very well done!
edmund_yung (188) 2009-04-22 23:39
Wow, this is really creative. Good compo and colour too! Love it!
tobyh (132) 2009-04-23 0:08
Just amazing, I would love to know a little more about how it was done - how many drops went by before this perfect example?
I wish I could do similar
chicca (356) 2009-04-23 0:52
Mi piace molto la tua foto, continua così.
wojteczek (1198) 2009-05-28 9:16
Unfortunately out to focus
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2009-07-28 20:18
Namaste Wishnu, wow....What an idea! How can you manage the drop of water in focus? Nice sharp reflection shot. The whole pagoda in a drop upside down. Excellent...I just can't belive. Have a nice day.
Selmik (3449) 2009-08-06 16:11
terrific,stunning photograph! I imagine how much efforts and patience needed to catch such shot.
sid_sn (171) 2009-11-13 14:38
bracasha75 (24589) 2010-02-03 9:15
Ein zeitloses foto mit perfecten motiv...
Ich freue mich das ich dich jetzt wieder da sehe
Juzo (4199) 2010-10-19 8:16
This is an incredible macro and clever shot. I must admit I thought there may have been some trickery here and I was sceptical, but reading your note explains alot. Indeed this is stunning image.
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2010-12-20 9:36
wonderful composition..... very creative...
bex13542 (8) 2010-12-20 9:54
Very interesting point of view. I've never seen anything like this. I definitely will have to try a shot like this! Congratulations on such a success!
schumanng (0) 2011-10-24 2:48
very amusing photo and regards for your technics.
grebe1 (386) 2012-09-20 1:19
Wonderful capture. Great imagination to "see" what was there all along. Great DoF and very pleasing colour palette. Keep on clicking.
Krithika (25) 2012-09-20 1:33
A very creative shot. Congrats!
kasianowak (8885) 2012-09-20 1:57
Amazing! Brilliant composition and focus. True masterpiece.
- Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) (1305)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-03
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron 90mm f2.8 DI Macro
- Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Tears from Mother Nature, Temples, woda., Artistic Intelligence, TE Moments, Favourites 4, Jeppo's favourites - the first 100!, Parce que 100 ne suffisent pas, CLODO's selection IV [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-12 6:16
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