This image won Readers Choice in The Week in Pictures the week of Aug. 14 - 21, 2008. While going up against a handful of iconic Olympics images, this clean reflection of an amazingly spherical drop of water on a blade of grass took the reader's choice prize. The droplet is so perfectly round it actually led to a discussion of physics among the photo editors. In the end, the nice choice of a short depth of field and the sharpness of the reflection's detail led us and the readers to become enamored with this nature image - and Kudos to the photographer for mostly keeping his reflection out of there!
Bruce Chambers/The Orange County Register via Zuma Press
Dew clings to blades of grass in Ash Meadow in Ash Meadow in late July near San Diego. The meadow is along the Pacific Crest Trail.