Photo of the Day Contest
Bubbles by Shy Cohen
Tuesday, 15th November 2011


by Shy Cohen

On a very cold and early January morning I spotted this butterfly covered with a huge amount of dew. I was fascinated by the intricate pattern and arrangement of the dew drops and the reflection of the rising sun in them. To me this is a testament to the beauty and pureness of nature.
Equipment: Canon 7d, Sigma 150 macro, 3 extension tubes
Shy Cohen
I am an amateur photographer fascinated by the vast beauty of nature, especially seascapes. I also have a passion for macro photography and its way of showing us nature's intricate details.

Bubbles by Shy Cohen was photo of the day on Tuesday, 15th November 2011. It is tagged , , . You can leave a comment below.



15th November 2011 at 1:30 am

Most unusual. I’m really glad you shared this very special image with us.

15th November 2011 at 2:04 am

What a wonderful eye to have caught such a visual combined with the skill and talent to share it.

15th November 2011 at 2:14 am

Wow. That’s a fantastic image. So unusual.

15th November 2011 at 2:31 am

I feel privileged to have seen your work…. Beautiful ! Don’t change your style… keep experimenting with your creativity !

Subi Wilks

15th November 2011 at 2:39 am



15th November 2011 at 3:44 am

INCREDIBLE!!! Love it!!!!!

15th November 2011 at 4:21 am

It’s dew? I thought they were ice balls. It’s like a precious piece of jewelry.
Good observation and good shot!

15th November 2011 at 8:33 am

Congratulations on a truly breathtaking photo! Thanks for sharing it.

15th November 2011 at 8:36 am

Fantastic image. I’m always most intrigued by the reflections in dew drops – it’s as if they allow us to see the world as someone else sees it…

15th November 2011 at 9:47 am

wow an amzing shot, well done

15th November 2011 at 10:16 am

This is gorgeous and very well photographed.

15th November 2011 at 10:21 am

I almost passed by this shot when the thumbnail dropped into my email, but I’m glad I took a closer look now. When you came across this butterfly it must have really been one of those true Zen moments – when all else around us fades away and our whole mind is focussed entirely on this one tiny point of life. It is a moment of fascination not unlike that when a child nvestigates and experiences something in nature for the very first time. That’s how photography should be my friend, and what we as photographers should be striving to capture. A really beautiful moment for you! Thanks for sharing it.

15th November 2011 at 11:45 am

What a stunning capture and the macro details are amazing. It is not only what the camera does or how efficient the camera is. It takes a special eye to see the hidden beauty even before you look through your special gadgets. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful shot.

15th November 2011 at 12:24 pm

What a wonderful job you did of capturing this beauty!


15th November 2011 at 12:43 pm

very beautiful and unique. Thank you

15th November 2011 at 12:44 pm

Great shot!


15th November 2011 at 12:49 pm

how amazing! I’ve never seen anything like this before!

15th November 2011 at 1:06 pm

Beautiful. An Art Work. Congrats and thanks for sharing.


15th November 2011 at 1:55 pm

Wow! Amazing! Enjoyed your website as well. Quite Talented. Thanks for sharing :-)


15th November 2011 at 1:59 pm

Yes, it is a testament to the beauty and pureness of nature. But it is firstly a testiment that we humans were given the ability to appreciate it.

May Haga

15th November 2011 at 2:22 pm

Fascinating subject beautifully captured.

15th November 2011 at 2:45 pm

Very beautifully framed, and I love the fact that you shoot macro with natural light :) ! Congratulations!

15th November 2011 at 3:09 pm

Shy, very well seen and recorded. Such a small thing to pass over. What an awesome capture.

Helen Hart

15th November 2011 at 3:36 pm

Poor thing, that’s a lot of weight! Love it.

Bill Bentley

15th November 2011 at 4:11 pm

I love macro photography and I love this image. Well done!

madeleine j

15th November 2011 at 4:18 pm

actually, Keith said it all………..just wonderful……..

Claudia Keller

15th November 2011 at 4:57 pm

simply stunning!

15th November 2011 at 5:09 pm

Fantastic close up!

15th November 2011 at 5:23 pm

Really unique image. Congrats!

15th November 2011 at 5:40 pm

Fascinating and so marvelously done! Congratulations and thanks for sharing this with us.

15th November 2011 at 5:54 pm

Wow! you captured something incredible ! I love butterly broches and a copy of this image, would be a unique one to wear. Thank you for sharing. Well Done too!!! You have many comments on yours. God Bless

Mary R. Mullins

15th November 2011 at 6:02 pm

Thank you, very nice.

15th November 2011 at 6:13 pm

Wonderful macro photography! Complements on the extreme detail of the water droplets. The butterfly was probably so weighted down he couldn’t fly away.

Jean Fennell

15th November 2011 at 6:44 pm

Beautiful! Please share with us what camera/lens you used.


15th November 2011 at 10:57 pm

Truly amazing. Thank you for sharing your gift.

15th November 2011 at 11:11 pm

OMG that is just amazing, and brilliant photography WOW Shy

John Summers

15th November 2011 at 11:20 pm

My kind of stuff, Shy. How did you bribe the butterfly to wait while you set that lot up? What a reward for your work & eye! Thanks pal!


16th November 2011 at 12:33 am


Mayla Kay

16th November 2011 at 12:34 am

Amazing! Thank you for that.

16th November 2011 at 11:54 am

Perfect macro shot


16th November 2011 at 6:34 pm

Wow what an incredible shot! It shows that some things are worth taking the extra minute to look at closely!
Keep up the good work!

Nduche Onyeaso

19th November 2011 at 4:24 am

Impressive shot!

Shy cohen

20th November 2011 at 6:20 pm

Hello to all,
Thank you very very much for all your kind comments.
It warms my heart to to see how much you enjoyed my work.
To answer some of your questions I used a sigma 150mm macro lens coupled with 3 keno extension tubes to get higher magnification.
I managed to get very close to the butterfly and had a good time to think and compose because it was such a cold early morning in winter. before the sun even rose high so that the butterfly was totally immobilized. I could put it in my hand if i wanted.
Thank you again and enjoy the beauty around us

22nd November 2011 at 8:40 am

Simply incredible! What a wonderful job you did to capture this lovely creature. Thank you for sharing it!

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