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15 Jan 2011 11:09AM
A great attempt i had ago at this and it took time do you use the manual focus way? what you do is get a biro lid and put it where the drops are landing and the manual focus on the lid and then take it away and the drops should be always in focus and you can get some really good shots i hope this helps Grin

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andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
15 Jan 2011 11:46AM
Beautifully done! It's all about timing Gary - not sure of your method for releasing the drops but I use a freezer bag suspended from a frame - put a pin ***** in the bag and you'll get a regular dripping flow which then aids with the timing. I use the same focus method as HarvetSquires mentions.

It's a really attractive shot this!

Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
15 Jan 2011 12:26PM

yea that's the exact way i do it Andy....but struggling to get a collision ... any hints!!
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
15 Jan 2011 1:49PM
With the bag about a foot above the drop site, I normally take the shot as my eyes see the drop leaving the bag - then press the shutter release - with my reaction time I am normally fairly close to the mark - just a bit of tweaking thereafter. It is a lot of trial and error - keep plugging away at it - I know it's frustrating but the results and the feeling of achievement when you get it make it worthwhile!

Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
15 Jan 2011 1:53PM
cheers Andy
Phil_Restan 12 280 9 England
15 Jan 2011 4:30PM
Nice big droplet you've got there Gary.

edwood 10 3 Scotland
15 Jan 2011 6:48PM
Great image, like the tone. Keep going at it. Trial and error. Should get some fantastic images.
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 7:00PM
Works well! These always look really tricky to do.

Sue Smile
The steady drip of knowledge Gary, looks good to me.

Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
16 Jan 2011 1:40PM
cheers Phil , Ed, Sue & Dougie
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2011 1:45PM
Beautifully done Gary
have a great weekend
Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
21 Jan 2011 2:20PM
tnx Yung

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