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Old Sep 7, 2005, 1:14 PM   #1
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As you can see in all the pics, the DOF of FZ20 at 432mm + 6T is so narrow (1,5mm) that the reflection on the surface of the drop is in focus whereas the outline of the drop is not (or this may be due to some optical/reflection law).

When I have more time I'll play with water splashes.

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PS I think I was someway inspired by Tchuanye's old post on drops with Coke can reflections/background. (Thank you master)
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Old Sep 7, 2005, 1:16 PM   #3
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Old Sep 7, 2005, 1:18 PM   #4
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I dropped my cat (Cat photo behind the drop)
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Cleopatra plate behind the drop (I know, I should have reversed the plate)
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Very cool shots.
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very creative with excellent results
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Nicely done! I think you got the technique right..... now is to choose a background for your shots.

For water splash, well, its a hit and miss, but once the focus is fixed at the 'splash' point, its a matter of timing, just keep snapping, and you are bound to get a few ( I took over 300 shots just to get a few acceptable ones! )
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How do you get the focus fixed that closely on the drop? I assume lots of zoom and a good macro lens or two... do you set the focus before the picture then, and then drop away?
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Yes, I set manual zoom on FZ20 (with Nikon 6T, a 2,9+ diopter) and the focus distance is around 30cm.

Then, as Tchuanye's explained in the post before, all is about taking as many shot as you can (handheld) a part of which will have sharp focus.

As i already noticed, DOF is so shallow that when you get focus on what's reflected one the drop, you will have the edge of the drop slightly Out of focus.



Here is another shot also showing a falling droplet

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