While watching the mergansers enjoy themselves in the rain last week I happened to notice a steady stream of water dripping off one of the large green umbrellas on the Main Wetlands Overlook. The water dripped into the water a foot or so from the platform. I decided to try and capture the various stages of the drip hitting the water; a crown forming, the water rising up from the surface and then collapsing down on itself. I didn’t get a complete picture of what occurs when a drop of water hits the surface of a pond, but I came close.
Here’s the results:
Here’s where I would like to have gotten one more shot. The water column can rise an inch or two from the surface.
Although I took dozens of photos using a flash, I was unable to get the one shot to complete the series, the one with the column of water at its apex. No excuses, that’s just the way it was. I had to go off and perform other duties.
Anyone know when it’s supposed to rain again?