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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Morning Dew

...the morn, in russet mantle clad,
Walks o’er the dew of yon high eastward hill.
Hamlet. ACT I Scene 1
Dew is water in the form of droplets that appears on thin, exposed objects in the morning or evening. As the exposed surface cools by radiating its heat, atmospheric moisture condenses at a rate greater than that at which it can evaporate, resulting in the formation of water droplets.

When temperatures are low enough, dew takes the form of ice; this form is called frost.

Because dew is related to the temperature of surfaces, in late summer it is formed most easily on surfaces which are not warmed by conducted heat from deep ground, such as grass, leaves, railings, car roofs, and bridges.
From Wikipedia

6 comments:

JoJo said...

What a beautiful photo!!! The perfectly round water droplets are amazing!

Dean Lewis said...

Excellent use of selective focus and depth of field !
Each dew-drop has become a globe of shimmering light.
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Dew can be a serious issue above rivers in winter where it creates black ice on frozen bridge surfaces.

Christina Klas said...

what a fantastic photo! Like little crystals. :)

Carola said...

The capture from the dew on the grass is excellant. Great green shot.

Angela Hemming said...

This is an amazing shot!

thenecromancer said...

Lovely shot!