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Old 12-21-2007, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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These are photos of water droplets as they ascend from the sink below. Taken with a Canon Rebel XT and a Sigma 70-300 mm with a macro setting. Used a laser pointer, the camera's flash, and a flashlight to add the colors shown.



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Old 12-21-2007, 04:04 AM
 
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Cool photos, nice work!
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Amazing and beautiful photos of drops of water, Ray Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us.....
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Swamps of Florida
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I like the last one of the bunch the best! My question, why did you use 300mm lens??
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Henderson, Nevada
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Very nice!!!
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:22 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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WOW Great photos!
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:23 PM
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Location: Austin
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Amazing! Thanks for telling us what you used, too.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I like the last one of the bunch the best! My question, why did you use 300mm lens??

It's a zoom lens with a macro switch on the side. The macro setting only works on 300 mm. I was standing back approximately six feet from the droplets with the camera mounted on a tripod. This helps a lot maintaining the camera and lens dry. If it had been a short macro lens, then the glass would have been a fraction of an inch (depending on the lens) away from the splashing water. By the way, the camera was set fully automatic, but one can do the same at night time at low light on manual. ISO 400, flash, aperture around f/4 through 6. Manual takes a lot of experimentation until things workout, but not so on full auto.

Water from the faucet was dripping slowly, about a drop per second, into a glass full of water. I placed a pencil right on the spot the water droplets were hitting, and focused the lens manually on the pencils label ("No. 2," in this case). Once I accomplished that, the rest was just to take pictures as I timed a water droplet leaving the faucet and hitting the water. As soon as the droplet would hit the water, I was taking a photo of the droplet ascending.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Northeast TN
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Very cool! Thanks for the info on the setup.
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Old 12-22-2007, 01:47 AM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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I just took this picture a few days ago of rain droplets on the windshield of my truck. It was a nice steady soft rain.
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