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January first, 2009 dawned with a steady but gentle rainstorm in Belize, Central America.

The sound of the rain drops breaking against palm fronds, roofs and railings was soothing to hear and fascinating to watch.

Simple and at the same time complex, the bursting splashes broke way too quickly for the eye to freeze – not so for my 80-200 mm ED-AF Nikkor.

Nikon D-3 with ED-AF Nikkor 80-200mm zoom

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  • BonitoPhotography
    BonitoPhotographyalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic Image!

  • Robert Case
    Robert Casealmost 6 years ago

    Thank You BonitoPhoto! My first pix posted here….I wish I could say there was a prize in it for you being the first to favorite my work but sadly…with the economy being what it it is….that just isn’t in the cards…yet!

  • Robert Case
    Robert Casealmost 6 years ago

    Photo taken with Nikon D-3 and the AF Nikkor 60mm Micro 2.8 lens.

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonalmost 6 years ago

    oh my.. i just love this one… you caught that splash perfectly… and the cool ripple at the top of the splash…and it’s AWESOME when you open the photo bigger,.,.. wonderful!

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundealmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous capture! Great timing, A favorite and thanks for adding me to your watchlist!

  • Yvonne Roberts
    Yvonne Robertsalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing capture…an inspiration, I have that lens, but have yet to put it through its paces.

  • Robert Case
    Robert Casealmost 6 years ago

    Thanks everybody for your comments and the time you’ve spent to post them!

    Yvonne…once you mount at 60mm and start shooting with it you’ll spend your day hunting for stuff to shoot with it! One recommendation, use a tripod for supreme sharpness. Even with a lot of light and a fast shutter my hand-held shots of stuff real close isn’t as crisp as I’d like.

  • UnEasy
    UnEasyalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous – just curious, what was the shutter speed if it was recorded or you recall?

  • amagala
    amagalaalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing shot! Well done =)

  • Robert Case
    Robert Casealmost 6 years ago

    Thanks for checking out my pix everybody!

    Kevin – Here are the photo specs: f-3.2, shutter speed 1/640 sec, ISO 200. I hand-held the shot and used the continuous-slow speed trigger of my D-3 to shoot while focused on a spot that I noted was a target for water drops.

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