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Old Jun 8, 2011, 10:55 PM   #1
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Some waterdrop shots i worked on..







For the complete set please see http://shaperweb.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=18

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Old Jun 9, 2011, 5:37 AM   #2
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I think these are great, and you picked the best of the group to post here. How did you know when to trigger the shutter & flash?

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2 & 3 are excellent, Peru. I've done this before and know that, although the set up is relatively easy, the timing is NOT - unless you've got some sort of trigger system to catch it just right. Well done!
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Excellent shots. Well done. #3 is my favorite.
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Old Jun 9, 2011, 7:47 AM   #5
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Nicely done!
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Old Jun 9, 2011, 9:02 AM   #6
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Hi Peru,,
Very nice series. I've never tried shooting droplets, but have often thought it would be great to have a try at it. Nicely done indeed.

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Old Jun 9, 2011, 10:00 AM   #7
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Nice. Like Zig I've never tried it but I guess I should, they look very good.
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Nice effects Peru, the colours help as well.

I've wanted to try this also. I did see a good collection of shots a while back were a shooter here (not Oly) had his daughter drop a strawberry into a glass of water, with a backdrop....another thing to add to my list..
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Nicely done Peru, I've never attempted this and likely won't..... I haven't the patience to outlast the many shots to get it done properly. You've done well with these and I enjoy seeing them
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I think these are great, and you picked the best of the group to post here. How did you know when to trigger the shutter & flash?

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I was literally shooting 20+ images without success rate. Then I have to sit on floor calculate timing and finally figured out when to shoot. The height of my plastic bag and the bowl was critical. When the drop leaves the bag is when i have to press the shutter button.

I think it had some microseconds delay in wireless flash (FL-50R) firing and my shutter press.

My flash and camera was set to RC and no other settings were changed in flash. I heard people use manual mode on flash for this for better results. But i was happy with what i got out.

So I figured out that for the height what i have on my drops and the flash and camera sync, I had to press the shutter when the water leaves the plastic bag. and success ratio was 3 out of 5.

Happy you liked it.
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