Remarkable Water Droplet Photographs by Steve Wall


Wandering around Flickr can really waste a lot of hours, but when we recently stumbled accross Steve Wall‘s photostreams and specifically, his photos of water droplets, well we were impressed.

Steve is an amateur photographer who shoots on a Nikon D200, in this case with a Nikkor 60mm Macro (and like many of us, started with an old AE-1) and we're sure you will agree that he does it damn well too! We think he combines the best of macro photography with a fantastic imagination and comes up with some spectacular images. In fact we spent quite a lot of time going through his photos!

Now, macro photos of water droplets isn't exactly something that might have your brimming with excitement, but we thing that after you have a look at these, you might be firing up your macro lens and heading into the garden on the next dewy morning.

a splash of garden

crop of drops

crop of drops II

seeds of my neighbor's discontent

Three of 3 million


yellow-eyed water creatures

little fields of dreams

stars and stripes and drops


itty-bitty iris drops

Weed Ornaments


petal puddle

flower power shower

water jewell

same drop, different angle

through the looking glass

double bubble

water boquets

spring water drops

poppy and lilly drop redux

smiley face

drops of Hanna's favorite flower

drops of pin cushion

Purple Rain...   (I know, but what else could I call it?)

friendly little water drops

orange drops

drops of old glory

just pretty

paper crane drops

drops of peony

colorful drink

Don't forget to check out Steve's Waterdrop Photography Tutorial over at Flickr.

Check out these other Macro Photography Tutorials:

About Author

Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
Rob's Gear
Camera: Nikon D810
Lenses: Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

@ nick – yeah, I love it too. I can’t stop looking at this post and going through his flickr stream!!

A father could not be more proud. Great pictures, and now some deserved recognition! Of course there is talent and equipment involved. But the patience required to amass such a portfolio is also far more than most people have or realize that Steve has. Wonderful photographs.

@Dana – Wow – thanks for stopping by an leaving a comment! Your son is certainly very talented and we’re happy to give him that recognition. If traffic levels to this post are anything to go by, we’re certainly not the only people who think so!

Wow – was just looking at the site stats and these photos have been seen by over 15,000 people in the last month. Very popular stuff!

I just came across a note from your sister. We had seen the book of photos you published and would like to purchase one. Are they still available? Thank you for sharing your passion and talents with the world!

I am speechless, this is spectacular, lovely. This is wonderful photography, you must be highly talented to get such results. Hope to see more of your work here. πŸ™‚

wow, i cant believe he’s just an amateur! this is exceptionally very original, and im inspired to take these kind of photos. im an amateur myself and these photos just blew me already reaching for my canon! πŸ™‚ one question though, did he edit them by brightening or contrasting the photos?

While this issue can be very vexed for most people, my thought is that there has to be a middle or common ground that we all can find. I do value that you’ve added pertinent and sound commentary here though. Thank you!

Beautiful and wonderful, looking this close up to the droplets feels as if I was transported to another world. That, and the vivid, and boldness of the colors just floors me and knocks me sideways.

I'm looking to start doing flower photography. Is the lens he used?: Nikon Normal Macro 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro Nikkor 2x Teleconverter (4 Elements) . Is this the one you would recommend? Thanks.

No problems – don’t forget to click through to Steve’s photo pages on Flickr and leave a comment too! πŸ™‚

i have been taking droplets but never have i thought that some background like these could be added to make reflections. splendid and superb photos coming from a great photographer. we love it

I have droplets coming from my eyes and running down my face after viewing your photos. Amazing is just not a strong enough word to describe your work.

For star trail I am thinking about 35mm f/1.4 nikkor-nikon. Do you think it’s a right one or you recommand something else.

Hi, I would like to buy some of these for my home. Where and how big are they and how much for about 40cm x 40cm? thx

Thank you, I would like the poster of Seeds of my neighbor discontent and Three of 3 million . Couldn’t find it on Society6. www. Any other retail website? Thx

Steve, I would like to request permission to use one of your photos in a journal. Please email me so I can discuss specifics. Thanks.

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