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Bubble and splash
1st PlaceBubble and splash
william88


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro Without Bugs or Flowers IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Date: Jul 17, 2011
Aperture: 6.5
ISO: 100
Galleries: Macro, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2011

A bubble usually becomes semi-sphere quickly after it touches the water surface. To make a photo like this, I have to pray for the timing of the moment when the bubble touched the surface.

I used a straw to blow small size bubble and positioned it ~6" above water surface. I then suddenly retracted the straw so the bubble dropped onto water surface. The key timing is when the bubble touches the water surface which was purely luck because each bubble dropped with different speed. If too slow, the bubble would be cropped. If too fast, the bubble would be semi-spherical.

Thank you everybody for the comments and votes!!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 143
Avg (all users): 7.1045
Avg (commenters): 8.3000
Avg (participants): 6.8182
Avg (non-participants): 7.3824
Views since voting: 4865
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 134
Comments: 32
Favorites: 8 (view)


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07/27/2011 01:11:19 PM
Originally posted by william88:


I never mentioned my dropper because what a shame I am still using the old fashion method.


Well, that's even more impressive. I wouldn't dare to try it this way before a couple additional arms grafts ;-) Congrats again.
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07/26/2011 01:56:40 PM
outstanding.
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07/26/2011 12:57:39 PM
Originally posted by gyaban:

Congratulations William, the bubble is a refreshing addition to the concept: it's the first time I see a soap bubble next to a droplets collision. Also, given your explanations on the timing, I'm sure it required a good amount of work and patience :-)
May I ask what hardware you used for the droplets? Some kind of micro-controller commanding a solenoid valve I suppose?

I never mentioned my dropper because what a shame I am still using the old fashion method. I still wonder if it worth upgrading to DIY digital micro controller like you said. Especially after I saw people contaminated my "Absolut fulfilling" thread like that. I guess I won't do it unless I feel so much fun doing the soldering work and electrical engineering research.
07/26/2011 12:14:56 PM
Congratulations William, the bubble is a refreshing addition to the concept: it's the first time I see a soap bubble next to a droplets collision. Also, given your explanations on the timing, I'm sure it required a good amount of work and patience :-)
May I ask what hardware you used for the droplets? Some kind of micro-controller commanding a solenoid valve I suppose?
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07/26/2011 12:01:53 PM
This is a class of photography that is so beyond my skills, I'm not even tempted to try. I'd just rather sit here and admire this exquisiteness. Yes, drops have been done. But so have portraits, landscapes, etc. etc. Besides, there are drops, and then there are DROPS! Although I also wish the entire ripple could be seen, it's an insignificant detail, compared to the complexity of colors you have achieved in both the subjects and their reflections, and the delicious smoothness of the green water. Simply sensational.
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07/26/2011 09:18:15 AM
Another outstanding image of your! Congratulations on your ribbon.
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07/25/2011 06:17:03 PM
Congratulations! Beautiful creation and fantastic timing.
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07/25/2011 05:21:48 PM
Somehow I missed leaving a comment on this - I think I was just overwhelmed at it's complexity and beauty.

I have never tried to do one of these because I know it's way beyond my abilities.

No matter how many times this type of photo has been done, it's like landscapes, I never grow tired of seeing how each photographer create their own unique take on the subject.

Congratulations on this masterpiece and your ribbon.
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07/25/2011 02:27:18 PM
Originally posted by ozerad:

Nice---Next one have a bubble. splash and a frog.

Haha great idea, but I think the bubble liquid is not good for frog's health. Unless I am lucky to find a frog with a built-in bubble. Like this one.
07/25/2011 02:15:18 PM
Many congratulations, I can't imagine how patient you have to be to capture a shot like this!!
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07/25/2011 01:57:22 PM
Nice---Next one have a bubble. splash and a frog.
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07/25/2011 01:54:42 PM
Two wins in one day, how awesome you are, congrats.
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07/25/2011 11:21:14 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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07/25/2011 10:33:15 AM
Congrats, my friend!!!
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07/25/2011 10:17:49 AM
Amazing - I really wished you had given more detail;s on how you do this.
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07/25/2011 08:45:53 AM
Originally posted by LalliSig:

Seen a gazillion of these, it´s obviously well executed but frankly bores the heck out of me.

Have we? Bubble and splash? There have been a lot of repetitive liquid drop captures in the past, but I think ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' william88brings something new and is in a league of his own. Well done :)

Message edited by author 2011-07-25 08:46:07.
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07/25/2011 06:02:23 AM
Originally posted by LalliSig:

Seen a gazillion of these, it´s obviously well executed but frankly bores the heck out of me.


yes, same here. but having say that no doubts about how great the photo is and how great u are as an artist.
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07/25/2011 03:34:14 AM
Very odd about my original comment disappearing. I think it went along the lines of...
Very nice. I have no idea how you did this. I might have composed it either wider in the left or tighter on the right. But that is just my preference on the thing. I've no idea how you got the different colour splash. Did you use under water lighting?
Congratulations on another blue!
gave this a 9 originally but went back to bump it to a 10 after reflection :-)

Message edited by author 2011-07-25 03:35:15.
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07/25/2011 12:45:03 AM
Your photos and creativity never cease to amaze me. Well done, and a huge congratulations on your ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2011 11:57:32 PM
Ribbon contender.
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07/24/2011 07:35:07 PM
Simply amazing!!!
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07/24/2011 11:59:27 AM
Nicely executed.
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07/23/2011 07:25:35 PM
Beautiful is many ways.
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07/22/2011 02:47:16 PM
Brilliant image!
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07/20/2011 01:39:32 PM
I spontaneously suffer a drewlalytis attack :)
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07/19/2011 07:51:53 PM
Amazing work!
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07/18/2011 06:31:32 PM
I suspect you might be william88, but in case you aren't, possibly the best picture I've seen of this sort is ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' william88's "Momentary Sculpture" ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1104/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_830224.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1104/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_830224.jpg', '/') + 1) . '.

Here, you have the red water doing very well against green backdrop, and the full bubble floating around is just amazing timing. The only thing keeping me from giving a 10 is that the picture feels a little unbalanced - there should be a bit more on the left side and chop of a little bit more on the right side. Still, I hope you ribbon.
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07/18/2011 11:26:08 AM
Seen a gazillion of these, it´s obviously well executed but frankly bores the heck out of me.
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07/18/2011 02:43:42 AM
great capture, however just cant help feeling the need to push it over to the right some, so all the ripples show.
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07/18/2011 01:11:09 AM
Always like these "mushroom splash" shots, the reflection definetly adds to it, the bubble i'm not so certain. Great capture never the less.
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07/18/2011 12:52:56 AM
I'd like to see this on front page. Some strict voters may say "not close enough".
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07/18/2011 12:45:57 AM
Uhh... Wow.
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