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    This is one of my first attempts at water drops. Using a white bowl, food coloring, eye dropper and natural light. Shot with Nikon D5100 mounted on tripod, 18-105mm at 105mm, f/ 5.6, 1/1000 of a second, ISO 400. I would wait for a few seconds after adding the food coloring, then I would try to time my shot with the drop. It took a few attempts, but I figured out the timing pretty quickly. I plan on doing some more, with better props to make for a more interesting composition. Thanks for looking!

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    The shot looks good but but it seems to be you have only focused on the center of the drop and the rest is on out of focus.
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    I think it is an excellent effort -- and a very good result.

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    Thank you for your input! I was using natural light, non-macro lens, and had to open the f stop all the way to get the picture (sun was setting fast). I will be experimenting with diffused light and direct light in the future, and perhaps try a flash as well. That way i can use the light to freeze the action and perhaps go to f/8 for better DOF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by origionaldirk View Post
    This is one of my first attempts at water drops. Using a white bowl, food coloring, eye dropper and natural light. Shot with Nikon D5100 mounted on tripod, 18-105mm at 105mm, f/ 5.6, 1/1000 of a second, ISO 400. I would wait for a few seconds after adding the food coloring, then I would try to time my shot with the drop. It took a few attempts, but I figured out the timing pretty quickly. I plan on doing some more, with better props to make for a more interesting composition. Thanks for looking!
    Thank you so much for sharing, it cant wait to try my own water drop shot :-)

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    Wow nice shot I once tried the the rain drop from my window but it was kinda dark even with a flash or indoor house lighting, any suggestion how to solve that?
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    I'd also like to feature some of the 'photos and descriptions of how you took them on the main DPS site (with a link back to your flickr account/photoblog to highlight more of your shots). So in submitting to this thread know that your shots and descriptions might be used in this way.

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