2022—Delicate Glassy Drop

Water drops on flowers fascinate me. The pink Calla Lily that I brought home from the market the other day was destined to be a model for my camera but I wasn’t expecting water drops too. When I walked by the plant on the counter after it had set there overnight, I noticed that a few of the spathes (the colorful outer bracts) had drops of liquid on their tips. I carefully moved the plant to a place where I could photograph it and used the Nikkor ZMC105mm macro lens for a closeup shot. The water drop looks almost like a delicate piece of blown glass. When I moved one of the lilies to unclutter the background for another shot, I inadvertently bumped the plant and all of the drops fell to the table. I’ll have to wait for them to form again so I can try my idea for another shot.