After coastal low clouds and fog over Palos Verdes Peninsula, the dewy drops left on the flowers create a sparkling vision when the sun starts peeking through the clouds. The effect was really special on the powderpuff blooms (botanical name in the tags). (Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/500 sec., ISO 200, partly cloudy, handheld)

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (November 2012)

Winner of “Macro Mania in Pink” challenge in Gorgeous Flower Cards group (September 2012)

Top 10 in “Pastel Pink Flowers” challenge in Nature’s Paintbrush (December 2011)

Featured in Pretty in Pink (28 September 2013)

Featured Angel Artist of the Week in New Creations of Art & Photography (17 September 2013)

Outstanding Image Award from Pastels & Whites (May 30, 2012)

Featured in Zingers (13 September 2012)

Featured in Absolute Clarity (22 October 2011)

Featured in Nature’s Symphony of Trees and Flowers (27 October 2011)

Featured in In the Pink (4 November 2011)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 3 years ago

  • Robert H Carney
    Robert H Carneyalmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous…

  • Thank you for the feature, Robert. You just made my day!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • LadyThegn
    LadyThegnalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image and congratulations on the feature!

  • Thank you very much (and for the fave too!)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Poplealmost 3 years ago

    The drops are amazing Celeste and you’ve captured them with such clarity . . . . beautiful.

  • Thanks very much, Teresa! The drops left by coastal fog are quite special.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 3 years ago

    Sparkling jewels of nature, beautifully captured!! Congratulations on your well deserved feature with this glorius image!!

  • Thank you, Sharona!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Thanks, Ann!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Akrotiri
    Akrotirialmost 3 years ago

    Love the crispness of this and the gentle echo in the background. Gorgeous. Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...almost 3 years ago

    .. all those sparking diamonds… this is beautiful, Celeste. The background, in its attempt to mimic the foreground, gets an A+ also….

  • Thanks, Katherine. I was fortunate to be there early enough, before all the sparkling drops disappeared.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasalmost 3 years ago

    What a great macro! All those tiny drops look like diamond dust on that beautiful flower.

  • Thanks very much, Chris! It was a special moment — first time I’ve ever seen dewdrops on these flowers.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • JanG
    JanGover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous color and clarity, love the sunlight shining through. Beautiful!

  • Thank you, Jan! It was a special moment, as the overcast was dominant just a minute or so before.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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