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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:34 AM

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Solly Mack Jan 2012 OP
Callalily Jan 2012 #1
Major Nikon Jan 2012 #3
Solly Mack Jan 2012 #6
Major Nikon Jan 2012 #7
Solly Mack Jan 2012 #8
Solly Mack Jan 2012 #4
Mira Jan 2012 #2
Solly Mack Jan 2012 #5

Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:37 AM

1. I really like these Solly!

I have tried my hand at similar photos, but without any success!

My hat is off to you!

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Response to Callalily (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:08 PM

3. It's all about controlling exposure

Most of those pictures appear to be taken fairly close to the subject with a narrow depth of field, which means probably either a wide aperture setting (smaller f stop number) was used or a very close focus. The shutter speed was adjusted to a fairly fast setting to stop the motion of the droplets. The problem you run into with some cameras is their aperture settings may not go wide enough, or they may not focus close enough, or their shutter speed may not go fast enough.

I suspect these photos were taken with a DSLR or at least some camera with a higher quality lens. The bokeh circles are nearly perfectly round which indicates a lens with 9 or more aperture blades. This is one indicator of a nice lens.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:46 PM

6. Yes. Very close. 18/55mm VR lens. I did adjust my shutter speed. Nikon 3100

Thanks.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:18 PM

7. I have this lens also

I haven't used it for close up photography that much, if any. I know by the specs it will focus pretty closely. I'm guessing you must have been pretty close to your subject.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:24 PM

8. Between 10 and 15 inches . Sometimes closer. It varied. Usually slightly above and to the side.

I shot with one hand and poured with the other. lol

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Response to Callalily (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:33 PM

4. Thanks, Callalily!

I've been working on water drops. (Mostly bad) I'm hoping to get that one decent drop eventually. Someday. Maybe.



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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:16 AM

2. Better and better and better and better

I love your experimenting and learning and I am watching with wide eyes. the second one, without the rim, would be my favorite. many of them would benefit to my taste without the rim. Like, turn the last one by 90 and get rid of the rim, how the drops glisten!
Great fun for you and us.

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Response to Mira (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:35 PM

5. Thanks, Mira.

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I'll play around with removing the rim off more. See what happens.


Here is the 2nd one w/o rim.

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