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Photo of a melting icicle

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I shot this one outside the place we were staying at Mammoth. The icicles formed during a cold spell and storm before we arrived and were melting through much of our stay. 

I had a telephoto lens on my Nikon D5100 and knew I had to shoot a very fast shutter speed to get a drop of water. The settings: 1/4000th and f/8 at ISO 125. It was very sunny out. 

I didn't realize until downloading the photos from the camera that a reflection of the trees in the background and the sun would appear in the droplet. I might have been able to get the trees in the background in focus if shooting at a higher ISO -- allowing for smaller aperture -- so that's something I'll try next time. 

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