Drip, drop, drip

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  1. Overread

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    F8, ISO 100, 1/200sec, flash light from the left.

    Gear used: Canon 400D, Canon MPE65mm macro, 580EX2+lumiquest softbox

    Look at the larger and see what I captured that I did not expect in the waterdrop.

    An early shot with my MPE65mm, I finally managed to get it out into the field for a short test and I have to say I quickly got sick of my tripod. I just found it so hard to focus the shot (I must have destroyed at least 5 waterdrops in trying) and get the whole rig into a suitable position - so in the end I gave up and went for handheld. A hard thing to do with only my 580 flash and an offcamera flash cord which limited me to shooting on the ground where I could lean the flash against something (normally the ground which will explain why its a slightly muddy flash now). I have gained a new respect for the difficulty of such highmagnification shooting and a new lust for those twinflash lights!
     
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    I see something but can't make it out, nice shot though
     
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    I can see your hand and camera reflected in the drop, neat.
     
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    Love the shot! Great job!
     
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    Water drops in nature are very cool. Don't get me wrong I like the ones done indoors also.
    Pretty cool when you can get a shot of a drop and it reflects another portion of the world around it.
     
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    Great job!!
     
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    Many thanks for the compliments all :)

    I just wish that I could have bounced theflash light and not got that large reflection of the flash in the shot as well. Myself reflected was a neat bonus though :)
     
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    When you have learned to claim "neat bonuses" as intentional composition elements you will have mastered the art of phtography.:lol:
    Nice shot btw.
     

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