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A Splash of Colour

By jowilde  
another image from testing out my new macro lens - Created by 2 ikea coloured plates, with water dropping out from tap on to one plate and the other plate as the backdrop, then used macro lens and external flash! - Thanks for looking and your

Tags: Macro General Water Drop Close-up and macro Flash and lighting Jowilde

Voters: JackieB, DRicherby, bokeh and 1 more

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DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 2:22PM
Nice colours and a good effort but this could be a bit sharper. Since you're using flash, I guess your shutter speed is fast enough to avoid blur, so maybe it's slightly out of focus. Assuming that your plates are securely held in place, turn the tap off and focus accurately on a biro tip held where the drops will land. Put the lens into manual focus and turn the tap back on. Smile

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jowilde 13 6 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 2:28PM
Thanks, i agree could be a bit sharper but plates wasn't secure, they was sat in between the small drain on the sink Smile, i was just having a quick go with my new lens, last time a did a splash pic i did it with a pen and in manual Smile
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 2:33PM
That sounds secure enough to me — what I was angling at is that you weren't holding them in your hand so they weren't moving. Anyway, there's plenty of scope for playing around and these plates do make excellent backdrops for this kind of shot.
Hi JO Great pic having done these water shots myself I know how hard it is to get the focus but yours seems such a simple way to do it refineing the picture should be easy.
Best of luck Dave.

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