Readers Photo Challenge: Like ducks to water(drops)

The current Readers Photo Challenge assignment was water drops. While summer time doesn’t normally see much rain in these parts (we had a morning that left just a smattering of drops), readers found some creative ways of capturing images of water drops. Sixty-nine photos were sent in by 12 readers. Here are some the top picks.

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Cynthia Barker of Stockton used a Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR camera to photograph drops of water that she placed on a clear pane of glass in her front yard.

Stocktonian Cynthia Barker’s approach to her water drop photo was similar to that of an art project. She got a pane of glass and then carefully daubed each drop onto it in the shape of a heart. She then placed a piece of yellow paper beneath it to give it some color and photographed it with her Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR camera. The end result is a whimsical and endearing image.

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Carolyn Silva of Jackson used a Nikon D7500 DLSR to photograph a bird in a birdbath in her backyard.

Carolyn Silva of Jackson used her Nikon D7500 DLSR with a 70-200mm telephoto lens to photograph the spray of a bird splashing around in a birdbath in her backyard. Using a fast shutter speed (1/1000th of a second) she froze the water drops in midair. The scan was backlit making the drops stand out against the darker background to make it look like it was raining or snowing around the bird.

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Dave Skinner of Stockton used a Nikon D600 DSLR camera to photograph a flower at the Delta College Demonstration Garden in Stockton.

Quite of few people sent in photos of water drops on flowers but one of Stocktonian Dave Skinner’s images stood out above the rest. He visited the demonstration garden on the San Joaquin Delta College campus in Stockton. He got in very close to a red gerbera daisy. He used a spray bottle to create water drops on it. The dark red of the flower combined with the moisture made for a richly luscious and sensual image.

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Holly Stone of Stockton used an Apple iPhone 7 to photograph her dog Brodie trying to catch water from a watering can at her home.

Holly Stone of Lodi sent in a heartwarming picture of her puppy. With her Apple iPhone 7 she photograph her 4-month-old golden retriever Brodie playfully trying to catch water that Stone poured from a watering can at her home.

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Teresa Mahnken of Morada used a Nikon D7200 to photograph water drops on a blueberry plant at Mt. Baker, Washington.

While on an extended stay in Washington state, Teresa Mahnken of Morada used a Nikon D7200 to photograph water drops on a blueberry plant at Mt. Baker, Washington. The drops bead up on the leaves and look like tiny, glistening gems.

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Jessica Flores of Stockton used an Apple iPhone 11 to photograph the splash of her boat’s wake while on boating trip on the deep water channel in Stockton.

Jessica Flores of Stockton photographed the splash of her boat’s wake while on boating trip on the deep water channel in Stockton. She carefully held on to her Apple iPhone 11 as she lowered it over the side to capture drops of water flying from the boat’s bow wave.

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Carrie Walker of Stockton used an Apple iPhone 8 Plus to photograph water drops clinging to a spatula in her kitchen.

Carrie Walker of Stockton used an Apple iPhone 8 Plus to photograph water drops clinging to a spatula while washing dishes in her kitchen.

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All the photos can be seen in a gallery at recordnet.com. A new challenge assignment will be issues on October 13.

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