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Water Drop

By SRC15  
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


Tags: Water Bubble Close-up and macro Digital art Drops Flash and lighting

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15 Jan 2009 9:58PM
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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15 Jan 2009 10:05PM
That is an absolutely quality capture, well done.
8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2009 10:05PM
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
15 Jan 2009 10:22PM
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!
JohnH37 10 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2009 10:24PM
An excellent pic.Your patience paid off!
15 Jan 2009 10:25PM
This is amazing--Patience is a virtue--and it certainly paid off with this super capture--well done.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
15 Jan 2009 11:12PM
The color technique set this apart from the plentitude of water drop shots!

16 Jan 2009 6:36AM
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!!!
16 Jan 2009 11:05AM
A great capture, nice reward for your patience and work.
16 Jan 2009 11:22AM
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.
16 Jan 2009 11:25AM
Thanks everyone, Grin
16 Jan 2009 11:33AM
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.
16 Jan 2009 12:41PM
Beautifully caught
webjam Plus
12 292 11 Netherlands
16 Jan 2009 1:50PM
Well, you experiments really paid off! I like the colours that are in the image, so bright and bubbly! Fits the subject so well.

Mynett Plus
8 142 6 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2009 4:49PM
worth all the work the colours and textures are great
16 Jan 2009 5:12PM
superb not been brave enough to try this yet lol but yours is superb
MrsS Plus
10 4.5k 18 England
16 Jan 2009 6:40PM
Lovely colours, Stuu, fabulous timing too Smile

Fran x
Gel Plus
8 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2009 11:08PM
Great shot, love the movement and colours in the water...something I'm definitely going to try

Ayelet_A Plus
8 11 3 Israel
17 Jan 2009 1:12AM
Excellent timing and very interesting colours.

amazing. your patience and creativity really paid off.
imagio Plus
10 12 1 England
17 Jan 2009 7:42AM
Works well...

User_Removed 8 1 8 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 9:50AM
excellent capture!!

Ridgeway Plus
10 222 2 Ireland
17 Jan 2009 2:15PM
very cool mate,
Practice makes perfect, so they say ,
It's paid off big time here,, hope u rember the settings !!!
Wow, you must be so patient to get this! Absolutely incredible picture, I couldn't pick out one bad thing - Very well done! Smile
lovely shot. well done. you have a great p/f Gill
foggytwo Plus
13 36 1 Scotland
19 Jan 2009 7:29PM
A super well timed capture Stuart, well done.
Wonderful, great colours and sharpness, beautiful photo!
19 Jan 2009 8:34PM
Great , love the colours and superbly focused. Shaun
19 Jan 2009 9:22PM
Very much like the multi-colours in the bottom of the droplet. Cressy
dathersmith Plus
9 552 12 England
19 Jan 2009 10:01PM
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.

19 Jan 2009 11:46PM
Thanks everyone Grin
OMG Plus
8 51 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 12:05AM
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
20 Jan 2009 5:59PM
this is a damn fine shot and you've obviously put in a lot of work to get it so well done
20 Jan 2009 6:16PM
A wonderful splash of colour Wink
20 Jan 2009 6:28PM
Thanks Guys Grin
21 Jan 2009 12:52AM
Most ingenious
21 Jan 2009 5:56PM
Excellent capture.
Like the details and teh colours you caught here.
21 Jan 2009 6:54PM
What a magnificent idea, beautifully captured, well done
21 Jan 2009 7:11PM
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.

21 Jan 2009 7:20PM
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
21 Jan 2009 10:34PM
Fabulous capture, well done.
JudeC Plus
9 6 3 England
22 Jan 2009 10:45AM
Wow! - excellent work - Jude.
Superb shot. Well worth all the effort you went to.
Keep up the good work.
gary_d Plus
9 576 13 Wales
23 Jan 2009 1:31AM
Congratulations you should be very proud of this its a top class shot. - gary
sneal Plus
9 5 7 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2009 7:32AM
Brilliant idea, very well executed!
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2009 7:56AM
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...

23 Jan 2009 11:43AM
Very well done.
23 Jan 2009 11:57PM
GREAT SHOT. Very well exicuted, one to be very proud of, top marks, great Image, love this.
Regards Steve.
30 Jan 2009 5:41PM
marvelous shot
6 Feb 2009 8:25AM
Fantastic....well worth the wait !


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