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Old Jun 15, 2010, 4:34 PM   #1
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After much trial and many errors I got these shots. The only container I could find was a black enamel roasting dish that unfortunately had white flecks in it - these are the white dots that you can see in the pictures.

I am amazed at the many shapes that develop as the droplet hits the water. The full set is at http://www.flickr.com/photos/2538519...7624283035538/










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Old Jun 15, 2010, 5:42 PM   #2
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Absolutely brilliant! Thanks for sharing, David!
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 1:26 AM   #3
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Amazing photos!
Great job
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great shots, no1 and 4 are my favorite.
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Really very good shoots!
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 4:57 AM   #6
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Did you shoot these with the burst mode?
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Awesome! Plz give us some more info... Used some macro adapter? Burst?
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es no problem.

I set up the container with the water on the kitchen worktop, then hung a sandwich bag off one of the unit door handles and pierced it with a needle to give a constant drip of water into the tray (all very high tech!)

I then mounted my camera on a tripod and set it in manual mode and manual focussing. I put a pen into the water where the drops were hitting and manual focussed on that (it is easier than trying to get the drops in focus)

You can use the onboard flash but I used an old hanimex flash gun attached to the hotshoe. I set the camera to 1/250th which is the flash sync speed and f5.6. No macro attachment. I didn't think of using the burst mode - might have improved my hit rate!

You get a lot of misses with it but eventually you get the hang of when to push the shutter. Even so I only got about 1 in 10 "good" shots
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Thanks, I'm absolutely going to give it a try when I have my HS10...
Still have to wait over 5 weeks due to fabrication delay...
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Hmmm... Gonna try something like this too. Thanks for the "walkthrough".
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