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David Burpee , September 19, 2002; 07:48 A.M.

the dew drop shot is seen alot but this one has a graceful beauty that really elevates it. Your macros are so bloody sharp and the fact that they're hand-held drive me into a jealous rage. You and Charles Chien continually amaze me with your macro work and provide me with constant inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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Trevor Hopkins , September 20, 2002; 03:30 P.M.

An attractively abstract treatment of a familiar subject, although the highlight is a bit loud. Having said that, I really think the water droplet theme would benefit from a period of benign neglect...

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Shannon Gillen , September 23, 2002; 09:29 P.M.


Wow, Mark this is an INCREDIBLE photo! So much detail is seen in this dew drop. Looks like a tiny crystal.

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Sriram Lakshminarayan , September 24, 2002; 01:00 P.M.

outstanding! u've captured a dew drop like i've never seen before. the over-exposed white region at the top is a bit distracing though..nevertheless, 10/10.

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Aman Sahni , October 01, 2002; 06:58 A.M.

Rule of third

Nice capture. Especially all the details in the droplet.

Though I was wondering how the 50mm can be used in reverse.

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Don Harper , October 01, 2002; 08:52 A.M.

Depth of field

I've been reading that the digital cameras have much greater depth of field than film. Do you find that to be the case? You're obviously a master of macro work. Is the digital camera one of your keys to mastering this specialty?


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Jean Schweitzer , January 09, 2003; 02:49 P.M.

This picture attracted my immediatly in you folio. To me the originality of a more than common scene illustrates perfectly what photo is about. The details in the water drop add a finish touch to the picture, congratualtions. Jean

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Fred Kamphues , January 20, 2003; 02:08 P.M.

Excellent stuff Mark!

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Jager Friedericks , January 23, 2003; 11:30 A.M.

Your bugs are interesting but this is a standout for me.

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Morey Kitzman , February 15, 2003; 11:31 A.M.

Absolutely equisite! The slight blur of the leaf, the diagonal of the composition and the musicality of the water sphere. This drop of water sings like the note of C, yes, for Pythagoras. Thanks.

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Pauline Degas , April 02, 2003; 09:47 P.M.

Excellent macro.

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Marc Hoefkens , May 05, 2003; 06:23 P.M.

This and many others...

This picture and many others you made make me drop from my chair... Great work!!!

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Robert Marleau , July 09, 2004; 10:58 A.M.

When I look at your portfolio I dream to have mine as good as yours! As a self made photograph myself too, you are an inspiration for me! Thanks!

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Thomas Larocque , August 09, 2004; 12:29 P.M.

dew drop

i must say i haven`t allowed myself to see and or understand certain criteria`s of photography, seeing you rpage has helped me believe that theres more out there than that of which i was doin.... you have opened my eyes, and i thank you, i just hope that i can one day be as talented as yourself.... thank you again... great picture

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simon kim , November 26, 2005; 04:45 P.M.

Nice image and I like drops and green.

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