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f8, ISO 100, 1/200sec, flash light from the left.

Gear used: Canon 400D, Canon MPE65mm macro, 580EX2+lumiquest softbox

Look at the larger and see what I captured that I did not expect in the waterdrop.

An early shot with my MPE65mm, I finally managed to get it out into the field for a short test and I have to say I quickly got sick of my tripod. I just found it so hard to focus the shot (I must have destroyed at least 5 waterdrops in trying) and get the whole rig into a suitable position - so in the end I gave up and went for handheld. A hard thing to do with only my 580 flash and an offcamera flash cord which limited me to shooting on the ground where I could lean the flash against something (normally the ground which will explain why its a slightly muddy flash now). I have gained a new respect for the difficulty of such highmagnification shooting and a new lust for those twinflash lights!


Any comments/crits welcome - thank you

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Canon mpe65mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Drip, drop, drip
Username:Overread Overread
Uploaded:9 Feb 2010 - 8:10 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro
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zanzibarwinds
10 Feb 2010 - 11:32 AM

Nice 1st attempt at water drops Over. Tripod is no good for field work, too bulky. If you want a stable platform for water drops a bean bag might be a better bet, easier to position and carry.

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