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    Water Refractions

    sharing some refraction images. Any comments for improvement is much appreciated.

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    Re: Water Refractions

    Quote Originally Posted by teokf View Post
    sharing some refraction images. Any comments for improvement is much appreciated.]
    Great images..soooooo sharp!!! Are you using natural water or like a saline solution for that? May I ask what lens you're using? That's incredibly sharp. Well done!! I love the 2nd one especially

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    Very nice images Steven...using glycerin will give a slightly larger droplet.

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    Beautiful! I don't know anything about this type of photography so I can't help... except to say that I adore the 2nd shot, and I think that the reflection in that water droplet is incredible.

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    Re: Water Refractions

    Quote Originally Posted by ClaudioG View Post
    Great images..soooooo sharp!!! Are you using natural water or like a saline solution for that? May I ask what lens you're using? That's incredibly sharp. Well done!! I love the 2nd one especially
    Claudio, it's plain water filtered water. I have heard about gelatin as Chauncey mentioned. This was shot with the Tammy 90mm. If it helps, this was shot in natural light. While the first one was shot with an O Flash thus giving the "Omega" sign on it.

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    Re: Water Refractions

    Christina, Chauncey thanks for the view and comments

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    Re: Water Refractions

    Lovely images; liked them both

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavelength View Post
    Lovely images; liked them both
    thanks Nanda

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    Re: Water Refractions

    Excellent! I have to try this sometime. If you can give any pointers on how to achieve or links to tutorials it would be cool.

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    Excellent! I have to try this sometime. If you can give any pointers on how to achieve or links to tutorials it would be cool.
    I did try looking up some of the tutorials on youtube, but there are no specifics. This was what I did. The above two pixs were shot in my garden early in the morning after a rain the night before. You could create the drops with a fine spray.

    1. I used the Tamron 90mm macro lens.
    2. A tripod was used and manual focused the drop.
    3. Then my left hand moved the flower (2nd pix) into focus. This took a while. The 1st pix was easier as I only focused the drop with the O-flash. Thus having an "omega' sign. While the 2nd pix was shot in natural light.

    Hope this help

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    Re: Water Refractions

    Very nice Steven,

    I wondered how you managed the second one - on the odd occasion I have tried, I couldn't get a meaningful and sharp image in the droplet, now I know the trick - thanks.

    Second is outstanding, the first is just a bit small in frame for a point of interest (in my view).

    Both are nicely composed, well done.

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    Thanks for sharing these Steven.

    I have tried a few water drops similar but never managed to get a reflection other than myself.

    A good tip for placing water drops where you want is to use a medical syringe, cheap at the chemists but not the smallest size as the velocity is a bit too high when you squeeze them.

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    Dave and Grahame you are more than welcome.

    Yes Grahame, the medical syringe can be used.

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    Re: Water Refractions

    Very nice shots.
    I prefer the second one where the flower is more readable.

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    Re: Water Refractions

    Quote Originally Posted by bje07 View Post
    Very nice shots.
    I prefer the second one where the flower is more readable.
    Hi Jean, not wanting to sound rude to someone new to CiC, I was busy with work so was not able to reply earlier.
    Thanks for the the comments and view

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