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Shells & Stars
Shells & Stars

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Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Nikon
Location: Michigan, USA
Date: Mar 8, 2008
Aperture: 18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 sec
Galleries: Macro, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2008

Viewed: 903
Comments: 15
Favorites: 5 (view)

First time experimenting with this technique. These are fun to do.

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10/25/2008 05:07:09 PM
This is amazing, so much more interesting than many of the other water shots on DPC. How did you do it?
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10/10/2008 07:37:06 PM
This is brilliant. I will have to try this too. Thanks for sharing your technique. I hope you don't mind others copy-catting.
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03/12/2008 07:16:24 PM
OY! Catching up on comments and coming to this portfolio is such a wonderful trip! Showoff! LOL just kidding. I love what you are attempting in the side challenge and how well you are pulling these off too. This is a great unique pattern to have chosen and it works very very well.
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03/09/2008 09:17:39 PM
Wow! I will have to give this a try too.
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03/09/2008 01:13:12 PM
Great shot! I've been wanting to try one of these for a long time!
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03/09/2008 01:10:37 PM
Way cool. I like this technique, and this shot might just inspire me to try it during this challenge!
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03/09/2008 01:21:22 AM
Beautifully executed. Thank you for sharing your steps into producing this.
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03/09/2008 12:43:14 AM
This is totally cool and love the effect that you have achieved here..... Actually awesome and adding it to my favorites.....

Message edited by author 2008-03-09 00:43:54.
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03/09/2008 12:34:33 AM
wow. this is a cool abstract looking macro!! beautiful!
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03/08/2008 10:46:33 PM
you're experiments are turning out very well. this is something i would like to try, too.
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03/08/2008 10:01:49 PM
Originally posted by JR:

Oooh I like this technique too. Lovely shot.
How far is the glass from the object you want refracted. Are those drops h2o only or is it 50-50 glycerin and h2o? Which liquid works better? Sorry for blasting you with these questions. You're just experimenting... i forgot. :|

This is my first try, but here's the set up that I used this time... I borrowed a pane of glass from a small picture frame, cleaned it and treated it with Rain-X to help form the droplets. Then I suspended the pane about 8-10 inches above the picture. My first attempt to make the drops failed miserably as I tried just using a medicine dropper. The dropper could only make big drops, so I actually used the corner of a twist-tie dipped in water to make the small drops (only used h2o). From there is was just a matter of framing it and I chose a slight angle as I wanted the drops to gradually go oof.
03/08/2008 08:23:37 PM
Again, very cool. I'm looking for a sheet of glass around the house so I can do this too, but alas, no luck.

That pic is awesome.
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03/08/2008 07:43:45 PM
Very nice... I love this effect. Something I'll have to try!
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03/08/2008 07:17:34 PM
Great image and a lot of fun.
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03/08/2008 06:05:43 PM
Very nice. Saw this by someone else in the galleries - want to try it myself.
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