First try on water drop

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  1. K.Li

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    My first attempt at water drop, I don't have a flash yet but I have one on the way here that I bought yesterday. Hopefully I can get better ones once I do.

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    I think it looks pretty awesome!
     
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    It's a beautiful shot. Makes the water look almost solid, like a crystal or something.
     
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    Thats a great first attempt!
    Just off center enough to allow for the ripples to still be part of the image. The colours are also really nice.
    If you dont have a flash, how did you shoot this? Camera popup flash? Did you use a macro lens or just a regular lens really close..
     
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    this is awesome! i love it!
     
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    I used a sigma 70-200 f2.8 which isn't a true macro lens but it all went well. But I had to stand more then a meter away due to the sigma minimum focus being 1m.

    I used the camera pop up flash, I was worried that it would make things too flat but seems to be fine with water relfecting the light all around.
     
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    Ive been working on this as well! yours turned out a lot better than mine!
    :thumbup:
     
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    I'd say that's a great first attempt as well. The water has a dreamy look to it. The first water drop I did were with my pop up flash as well. It's good you were 1m+ away as my photos it was pretty obvious I used my flash.
     
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    at about 5 o clock of the droplet there is a black dot and further down there is a white line, are they dust on the sensor? or would it be on the lens.
     
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    wow, that's a great picture
     
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    holey moley! thats your first attempt! thats so friggen good! (actually good is an understament) is it edited at all?
     
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    I see it now. Could be either one I would guess. Another possibility is a grain of sand or lint in the actual water? They're so small though, you could easily clone those out I assume.
     

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