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Well this photo is one of 3 or 4 hundred of water drops ive spent the last couple days trying to get a good one and this is the best i can find. i set up a bowl of water in my kitchen sink and driped water from the tap into it. behind it i put a pinky/ multi-coloured sheet of wrappin paper so i could get some colour in the water. it took quite some time b4 i got the camera to focus on the Drops, i didnt think of using the manual focus. but when i did the pics started to come together.

Let me know what you think. advise on how to inprove or get different efects would be Ace Grin

Thanks for the last set of comments on my Seaguls

if anyone has the Canon 50D would love to know what you think of it,, im getting it for my Birthday next month

Cheers

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Tamron 70-300mm Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Water Drop
Username:SRC15 SRC15
Uploaded:15 Jan 2009 - 9:55 PM
Tags:Bubble, Close-up / macro, Digital art, Drops, Flash / lighting, Water
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Wibbles
Wibbles  7 England
15 Jan 2009 - 9:58 PM

I'm just absolutely loving what's going on here. The movement, the colour, everything!
Really well done for working so hard. Be proud of the result. Smile

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JamesH81
JamesH81  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2009 - 10:05 PM

That is an absolutely quality capture, well done.
James

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2009 - 10:05 PM

firstly well done persuing the details until you learned the hard way that manual focus is necessary when photographing water, the same applies when you do moving water shots out in the field.

the picture itself is very nice and one of the best water droplet picture i have seen, Its not a new idea i have seen many of them, but there are things about it that make it stand out for me as good work,
firstly i like the unusual mottled colour tones reflected in the water, the texture in the water is also very good, usually its just ripples. the second thing i like is the central bubble with a secondary bubble linked to it with lovely lighting.
i would be most interested in knowing was the colour placed behind a glass bowl, how was it lit and how did you achive the bubbling in the water,?
excellent shot
Phil

Last Modified By NEWMANP at 15 Jan 2009 - 10:06 PM

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rosiebobo
rosiebobo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2009 - 10:22 PM

This is so lovely ! the colours are brilliant the shapes are very interesting and it almost looks like the drops are emerging or escaping from the reptile hiding in the bowl. Well done for your final result....its great!
Rosie.

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JohnH37
JohnH37  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2009 - 10:24 PM

An excellent pic.Your patience paid off!
-John

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2009 - 10:25 PM

This is amazing--Patience is a virtue--and it certainly paid off with this super capture--well done.
Regards
Pete

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2009 - 11:12 PM

The color technique set this apart from the plentitude of water drop shots!

Jennnn

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SPOTON
SPOTON  6 South Africa
16 Jan 2009 - 6:36 AM

I would love to try this but would'nt know where to start! Help!!!! This is a really amazing shot, very well done! Love, Mandi Happy Birthday for next month by the way!!!

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digiray63
digiray63  7 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2009 - 11:05 AM

A great capture, nice reward for your patience and work.
Ray

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hellsbells8868
16 Jan 2009 - 11:22 AM

Havent tried water droplets yet, but have been told that it takes a good couple of hundred to get one......Excellent capture..
We went from a 450d to a 40d and i love it, dont know anything about the 50d though.

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SRC15
SRC15  6 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2009 - 11:25 AM

Thanks everyone, Grin

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Bigtoe
Bigtoe  6 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2009 - 11:33 AM

This is a good capture. I know from experience that it's tricky to get a good one.
Experimenting with lighting is something to do, and also the backgrounds you have. Using a shallow flat bottomed glass bowl with only a small depth of water (something like 1cm) is good to get the single rebound drop and the ring. You can put different backgrounds beneath the glass bowl, geometric patterns, abstracts etc.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2009 - 12:41 PM

Beautifully caught

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webjam
webjam  10292 forum posts Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2009 - 1:50 PM

Well, you experiments really paid off! I like the colours that are in the image, so bright and bubbly! Fits the subject so well.

Jacqueline

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2009 - 4:49 PM

worth all the work the colours and textures are great
Linda

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whiteswan01
16 Jan 2009 - 5:12 PM

superb not been brave enough to try this yet lol but yours is superb
DAwn

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2009 - 6:40 PM

Lovely colours, Stuu, fabulous timing too Smile

Fran x

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Gel
Gel  5 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2009 - 11:08 PM

Great shot, love the movement and colours in the water...something I'm definitely going to try

Gel

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 1:12 AM

Excellent timing and very interesting colours.

Ayelet

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marco_delvalle1

amazing. your patience and creativity really paid off.

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 7:42 AM

Works well...

Bernie

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User_Removed
17 Jan 2009 - 9:50 AM

excellent capture!!

Al.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 2:15 PM

very cool mate,
Practice makes perfect, so they say ,
It's paid off big time here,, hope u rember the settings !!!

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mckenna__bee
17 Jan 2009 - 10:29 PM

Wow, you must be so patient to get this! Absolutely incredible picture, I couldn't pick out one bad thing - Very well done! Smile

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
19 Jan 2009 - 6:49 PM

lovely shot. well done. you have a great p/f Gill

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foggytwo
foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 7:29 PM

A super well timed capture Stuart, well done.
Pete.

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IngridVekemans
19 Jan 2009 - 7:42 PM

Wonderful, great colours and sharpness, beautiful photo!

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 - 8:34 PM

Great , love the colours and superbly focused. Shaun

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Cressy
Cressy  5 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 - 9:22 PM

Very much like the multi-colours in the bottom of the droplet. Cressy

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dathersmith
19 Jan 2009 - 10:01 PM

An excellent capture and how lucky to be getting a 50D for your birthday. I'll look forward to the shots you get with it.

Darren.

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SRC15
SRC15  6 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 - 11:46 PM

Thanks everyone Grin

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OMG  651 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2009 - 12:05 AM

What a fascinating shot, I haven't yet attempted one but your explanation of how you took it and all the advice given has really fired me with enthusiasm.
All the best
Derek

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madbilly
madbilly  5 England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2009 - 5:59 PM

this is a damn fine shot and you've obviously put in a lot of work to get it so well done

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roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2009 - 6:16 PM

A wonderful splash of colour Wink
Alex

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SRC15
SRC15  6 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 - 6:28 PM

Thanks Guys Grin

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eko
eko  6 England
21 Jan 2009 - 12:52 AM

Most ingenious

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
21 Jan 2009 - 5:56 PM

Excellent capture.
Like the details and teh colours you caught here.
Robert

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maratsuikka
21 Jan 2009 - 6:36 PM

FANTASTIC!!!

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astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 6:54 PM

What a magnificent idea, beautifully captured, well done
Astyag

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Andrew_Hurley
21 Jan 2009 - 7:11 PM

Hi Stuart,

Water droplet shots are hard to do (unless you have some sort of infra red set up). The beauty with digital you can have as many attempts as you like and it's not costing you a penny (if you've ever used film you'll know what I mean).

The colours are quite amazing. I can see you getting very creative with your photography as you get older. Stick at it, it's far more fun than fishing!

Thanks for your comments on my blackpool image. Much appreciated.

Andrew.

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SRC15  6 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2009 - 7:20 PM

Cheers every1

As Fun as i find Photography it cant beat Fishing Ive been fishing for about 8 years and in the past 8 years i have been away on Fishing Trips all over the Scotland and some isles.

When i First started using a SLR it was a old film camera, and i have say i fouund it alot Funner to take pictures than the Digital

Cheers Andrew

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Dotrob  8 Wales
21 Jan 2009 - 10:34 PM

Fabulous capture, well done.
Dot

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JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2009 - 10:45 AM

Wow! - excellent work - Jude.

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StevesPics
22 Jan 2009 - 8:52 PM

Superb shot. Well worth all the effort you went to.
Keep up the good work.
Steve

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gary_d e2 Member 6533 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2009 - 1:31 AM

Congratulations you should be very proud of this its a top class shot. - gary

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sneal  7 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2009 - 7:32 AM

Brilliant idea, very well executed!
Steve

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2009 - 7:56 AM

VERY VERY NICE WORK
Love the colours and textures in this shot...
A lot of time amd effert gone in to this shot...
You move in to an area which we are all trying to get to and that is MAGIC work...

Great work...

Dave

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stuart davies
23 Jan 2009 - 11:43 AM

Very well done.
Stuart

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steve_r
steve_r e2 Member 7steve_r vcard England
23 Jan 2009 - 11:57 PM

GREAT SHOT. Very well exicuted, one to be very proud of, top marks, great Image, love this.
Regards Steve.

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colym
colym  5 Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2009 - 5:41 PM

marvelous shot
Colin

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mars
mars  7 England
6 Feb 2009 - 8:25 AM

Fantastic....well worth the wait !

M

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