Rain water droplet macro photography Florida

rain water droplet macro photograph - Nikon D300 with Nikkor 105mm VR micro @ f/4 1/60th ISO 1000 & pop-up flash on TTLDue to another of circumstances coming together, I found myself late this evening with the opportunity to finaly make a raindrop water droplet macro photograph.  I did not have all the gear I would have liked with me (i.e. tripod & speedlight), but at least I had my trusty Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR micro f/2.8G lens on my Nikon.  Since I was in very low light and had to handhold the shot, I had to crank the ISO up to 1000 to get a decent exposure and also brace myself against an adjacent column to get even close to a steady enough shot, despite having VR on as well.  The result was merely a passable shot, but at least I finally got a chance to attempt the raindrop subject matter I had been long wanting to.

pastel filter on raindrop macro photo - Nikon D300 Nikkor 105mm VR micro @ f/4 1/60th ISO 1000 & pop-up flash on TTLI applied the Pastel filter in Color Efex Pro 3 to make the pure black less stark in the above shot.  After the next Florida rain shower, I will try to purposefully go out and make a proper rain droplet macro shot.