There are so many other water droplet post and I didn't want to take away from them or hijack their threads with my questions...so I thought I'd start my own. I looked at your setup and tried to do the same...but it wouldn't come out. Are you completely shooting the water droplet sideways? When I tried it, I wasn't getting ANY of the background in mine to be able to get the color in it. I ended up having to put the entire hot pink excercise mat (lol) all the way underneath the bowl of water for it to show up. Also, I did the same settings that you suggested in your write up and when I put them on those settings, it seem to do worse than if I just turned the camera on auto?? Are you really that far away from the drops and higher than the drops when you shoot them? Mine just did not turn out the way I had hoped.