Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challege: Twinkle

The unexpected December rains made everything looks so fresh and vibrant…

A morning stroll in the garden was so refreshing and given an opportunity to take some images for this week’s challenge.

The attempt to capture the wonders of nature was a realization that nothing is even remotely comparable to the wonderful camera created by nature itself, our eyes 🙂


89 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challege: Twinkle”

  1. Stunning images as usual, Sreejith. That first one is such a beauty – all the raindrops aligned with the leaf’s edges. You’d want to think that the plant grows crystals 🙂

    From the ample raindrops,I’m guessing there was a heavy downpour in your backyard. I’m sure that was quite the show nature put on, and what a show after it stopped too. I don’t really know what else to say, these photos are really very beautiful 😀


    1. Mabel, your comment is so poetic 🙂

      I think you are trying your hand in poetry along with creative writing 🙂

      Yea, there was an unexpected rain at night and it’s a bit rare in December…

      I had discussed with my wife on this topic, the night before, and she was the one who gave me the idea 🙂

      I am so glad, that these images made you feel good 🙂


      1. Thank you, Sreejith. Let me tell you something. In my first year of university, I took a creative writing subject, mainly in poetry and fiction. I did so because I thought I was good at writing…

        That turned out to be my second worst subject ever. I barely passed and the tutor was always trying her hardest to say nice things about my poems 🙂

        Hope you are enjoying the holiday season and spending time with family. They might give you more ideas for stories soon. Take care 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, Angela 🙂

      I am so glad you liked these images… just an attempt to capture the stunning beauty of nature, “a partial success” I would like to call it 🙂

      Have a beautiful day ahead 🙂

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  2. Oh wow – I agree with Stefy – feel like crystals in a way.

    The 3 go week together – yet each have their own personality.

    in that first photo – how did you get the water beads to line up on the edge like that ? ha! jk… well the refraction in the water droplets is amazing and the clicking on for close-up really helps to see the many little images in those drops!!

    the second photo has a community feel (to me at least) with the two leaves coming out – as if to be serving something for two. and the shadow in those large droplets add interest.

    then – in the third image – the twinkle of the water feels like electric light being lit – and with the deep seaweed green – that shot offers a rich tone (twinkle on a velvet background)….
    nice take on the wpc 🙂


    1. There are something magical in nature, which we can’t either duplicate or capture with man made gadgets…

      The real twinkles I have seen that morning was something of that kind.

      After many an attempts I just managed to capture a few decent shots… but frankly, I accepted defeat and kept my camera aside.

      It’s pointless to capture everything and save for future, and better appreciate the wonders of nature with our senses.

      May be I lacked quality gadgets or technical competency, but I reaffirmed one thing, we can’t match the creations of nature, by any means, a great lesson indeed 🙂

      Feels so glad, these images created a twinkle in your eyes, Yvette 🙂

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    1. Feels so nice to see your comment, Scott 🙂

      It was really hard to capture the twinkle in the water droplets, ‘finally just managed’ to capture some decent shots…

      Nature will only let it’s own creations to view it’s magic completely, right?


    1. 🙂 Twinkle twinkle little stars… right?

      But frankly, there were quite a few stars which did twinkle with different colors and I failed miserably in capturing them 🙂

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Divya 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, Sue 🙂

      A small attempt to share some incredible show by nature 🙂

      It was real hard work and a partial success…

      More than anything else, learned a very important lesson, you can’t capture everything 🙂

      There is nothing like your eyes, nature’s best gift 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Wanda 🙂

      Really nice to see your kind words and it’s really been great to have your company in the blogging journey.

      I really appreciate the support from you and wish you a very happy new year 🙂

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    1. Some special show from nature, to make all her children happy 🙂

      I have seen a few of them on rose leaves before also, but that day, it was sort of a perfect arrangement 🙂

      So nice to see your comment, Natalie 🙂


  3. These are totally wow, the first shot looks like the dots have been placed there perfectly by magic. Really really stunning, they are like jewels. The clarity is amazing what do you use to take the pics and edit? Fabulous xx


    1. You are so right, Justine, a magic of nature 🙂

      I really struggled to take these images with a telephoto lens(55-250mm) as I didn’t have a quality macro lens.

      I do basic image corrections using Picasa.

      I am so glad these images did bring up a twinkle in your eyes too 🙂

      Wish you and your loved ones a Very Happy New Year 🙂


    1. It’s so kind of you Helen 🙂

      What an artist, mother nature is, right?

      We struggle hard to copy her and capture her creations…

      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your appreciative comments…

      Wish you and your loved ones a Very Happy New Year 🙂

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    1. I was indeed very happy to see that, at least a few of them turned out to be decent 🙂

      It was real hard work to take macro images with a telephoto lens and anyways nature doesn’t like to reveal all it’s magic free of cost 🙂

      Thank you so much for continued support and wish you and family a Very Happy New Year 🙂


  4. While I’ll take your word for it that you could not capture all you saw with your own eyes, you could not have shared that with us as you did these riveting images captured with the camera lens. I wonder, too, if the photographer might perceive the natural world differently than those of us who might be strolling by in a more general appreciation without that focus that the photographer might have. I am no photographer, so I especially appreciate your ability.


    1. It’s so kind of you Linda to share such appreciative comments 🙂

      I am really humbled by your response.

      The kind of colors that emerged from the tiny droplets and the real twinkle in them was just beyond words and may be only a poet could express it perfectly.
      A photographer is too handicapped by technology 🙂

      I could capture these images with quite some effort and I am sure there is no match to the amazing camera nature has provided us, our very own eyes…

      Have a beautiful day ahead 🙂


    1. It was really hard capturing these images with a telephoto lens…

      Anyway, the effort spent that morning was really worth, and this is the most ‘liked’ post so far 🙂

      Thank you so much for your appreciate comments 🙂


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