I've seen this done hundreds of times, but never tried it myself. I was bored one night, so I decided to try it. I took a glass bowl and filled it with cold water and placed it on top of my file cabinet (along with a towel to contain the mess). I set a 36" silver reflector above the bowl, tilted slightly towards the camera and flash. I hung a dragon towel I have on a piece of foam board behind the bowl for a colorful backdrop. With my camera and tripod set about 6 feet back, I focused on a coin I hung from a string in the general area I expected the drops to be. Once I got a good focus on the coin, I set the lens to manual focus. Rather than try to get uniform water drops without a dropper, I decided to drop small glass marbles into the water. After about 20 tries, this is the best one I managed to get. These are straight out of the camera, except for a slight sharpen after resizing. Here is a link to a slightly larger version. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v348/john13901/d012afae.jpg I don't know if the EXIF is still intact, so I'll post that too. Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG with macro. f/13 1/200 190mm focal length metering mode - partial Any comments/critique or tips anyone has would be greatly appreciated.