Day 230—Shadow Drops or Trompe L’oeil, Part Deux

This morning as I refilled my fountain which was desperately in need of water, I admired the beauty of the early morning light shining through the privet leaves. Then I realized that the water drops I was seeing on the leaves were actually shadows of the droplets showing through. I had to touch the leaf and turn it over to believe that the drops were not on top of the leaf. Since I am fascinated by water drops, I just had to take a photo. These drops really are only shadows from the underside of this leaf. I titled a recent post “Trompe l”oeil” but this one truly deserves that title.

Focal Length 200mm
ISO 100