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.
Don't forget to check out Steve's Waterdrop Photography Tutorial over at Flickr.
Check out these other Macro Photography Tutorials:
- Taking Flower Photos Further
- Get Closeup with Floral Photography
- Youtube Flower Photography Tutorial
- Youtube Intro to Macr Photography
The close proximity of the subject feels like the discover of another world, these images capture the amazing, vivid details of this new world.
@ nick – yeah, I love it too. I can’t stop looking at this post and going through his flickr stream!!
My goodness, these are absolutely amazing. This takes quite a level of skill and attention to detail. Hats off to Steve.
@dcclark – aren’t they just? I am already pricing a Nikkor 60mm!!!
Splendid stuff!!!! absolutely magnificent!
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!
l just discoverd a new world where is it how can l make the same
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. 🙂
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 away..im already reaching for my canon! 🙂 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!
Really great pictures. Taking photography to another world. Very nice.
Spectacular work by Steve Wall
this is a great set, really inspiring.
What a amazing.I can't believe my eyes
OMG! Beautiful! I am so happy right now.
Can you imagine how beautiful these images would look in Glass….
have a look on http://www.roosimages.com. they can put any image in glass. For both indoors and outdoors.
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.
It's a little difficult to generalise. Some people get incredible results with a $10 reversing ring.
Yeah, he's a talent!
I am totally impressed. Thanks for putting this together 🙂
No problems – don’t forget to click through to Steve’s photo pages on Flickr and leave a comment too! 🙂
Any idea how to purchase high-rez prints? Would love to hang one in my family room.
These are absolutely amazing!
OMG! Are these real photographs? No Photoshop? WOW!!!
Amazing Pics….. slendid !!!
Hope to see more such type of pics.
Great job Steve.
Remarkable work Steve..!! Hope to see more of your splendid work.
These photos are just amazingly breathtaking……
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
Ive seen his work before it its always astounding!!
He’s definatly amazing at this type of photography…
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.
The second one down “crop of drops” looks like Christmas decorations.
“Nefer” Spiritually Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. Draws you into another realm…..
Oh gosh! The beauty of nature shared and highlighted by photography. 😀 Great great!
Splendid !!! Amazing !!!! G8 job done , steve wall. Thanks for stunning & sparkling pictures.
I would tone down the color a little.
stupid impressive, well done
Res. Sir i watched ur macro photography. I really excite to shoot this kind of pic.
Water drop photos never looked more beautiful than these. Great work!
WOW THERE WONDERFUL:)
wow i loveee it awesome job
Masterpiece is so Passionate
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.
These water drop pictures are amazing! I love ’em. I would like to buy some for wall art . Are they for sale?
I have put many of them on society6 if you want to order prints, framed prints, etc. Go to
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
If you give me contact information I’d be happy to get in touch. I’m at [email protected]
Three of 3 million is available now:
I’ll add “Seeds of my neighbor’s discontent”
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.
I was not sure how to e-mail you. You can contact me directly at [email protected]