Originally Posted by nuclearjock
I think this is very pleasing GT, a touch of Lord_V perhaps??
I've been bitten by the droplet bug thanks to your posts in your thread. I've found that a syringe is a very convenient way to form droplets, I'm now playing around with some alternative fluids to see if I can find one with a bit more surface tension to form larger droplets, and hopefully an acceptable refractive index so that what shows through the fluid is pleasing to the eye.
Spring's here and bugs and buds are revealing themselves. Oh joy...
Here's an old roof from a trashed house in a field near my home.
Nikon D3, 24-70 f/2.8 Nikkor
Yes, Lord_V! He is a macro legend on the net. His droplet refractions are hands down the most amazing photography I've ever seen, it's not cheap or gimicky, they never get old to me. And if you find some fluid with better surface tension and
is still crystal clear, let me know! My main problem besides that is mag ratio, I need better than 1:1 because the smaller the droplet, the better the surface tension (getting some ext. tubes soon). Lord_V shoots droplets 1-2mm in size while I had settle for larger drops, which are very
hard to get nice and round, and ended up having to settle for oblong or hemispherical drops which don't refract well (see shot below, it was my best attempt).
Originally Posted by Ryan747
9/10 Remarkable Colors, Great DOF, Would make a great wallpaper
The flash is too harsh, making the shot blueish and casting harsh shadows. You should try playing with flash exposure compensation and dialing down the strength of the flash, which would give the ambient light a chance to absorb more. Maybe try diffusing the flash even, I use a Puffer but have used folded paper towels too.