Best surface for water droplets?

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Hey guys, im trying to do some macro stills of water droplets (high speed isn't for me as of yet xD)

but whenever i get a water droplet on to a surface, they dont cohere really well; they spread out and form a sort of flattened surface. i've seen some photos and those people seem to get the water droplets as a perfect orb on the sitting surface. so is it because my droplet is too big, or is there a good surface for water to sit on and not spread out?

thanks! :D

example of a water droplet of mine:
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nevermind got it. just increase the surface tension of the water itself abit :p
 

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(Hey, why you presented this as a failed attempt? rather you could have mentioned this as a special try of yours :lol: . I liked it very much )

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How about a drop of glycerine on a dvd?

oooo that could work well. ima try it today :D


(Hey, why you presented this as a failed attempt? rather you could have mentioned this as a special try of yours :lol: . I liked it very much )

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haha i kinda like how the the image turned out too, but in the sense of a water droplet, its more like a water bed xD
 
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Always look at the positive side of things

what do you mean? im just trying to improve lol.

on another note, here's a try with some feathers and salted water. much better, no?

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Beautiful shot; did you change its original color?

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no it came out blue cuz i fired the flash against a white piece of paper in the background. didn't use the flash white balance, but turned out i liked the color so i kept it :p
 

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try a drop of water on wax. In principle, you want something that is highly hydrophobic, and the most common hydrophobic substance that I can think of is wax. Or you can rub a thin layer of wax on whatever you want and it will have the same effect.
 

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