Macro of a leaf of on a Miniature Umbrella Tree plant

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Charlie Perity

This is an amazing macro photo of a single leaf of a common house plant. (AKA: Schefflera Arboricola) I sprayed the leaf with tiny 2mm droplets of water and carefully positioned the plant so that the sunshine was perfectly focused by the tiny beads of water. It was a very difficult photo and it took many attempts as the water droplets have to be spherical to act like a lens and to focus the sunshine.

Location: on my balcony at my home in Calgary


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