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impingement by ssilence impingement by ssilence
I tried this type of shot really often. Now thats the first time I'm satisfied with the result.

Settings and Equipment:
- Canon EOS 20D
- Sigma 50mm 2.8 Macro Lens
- Canon Speedlite 420

- Exposure Time: 1/125 Seconds
- Aperture: F 22
- ISO: 100
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:iconmousenose:
Mousenose Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you capture something like this on film?!
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:iconintergrativeone:
Intergrativeone Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
this stands on its own, you don't need the border. hard work!
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:iconsalliesyn:
SallieSyn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
i love all the pics in this gallery!
absolutly perfect i must say!!!

keep it up :D
xxx
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:iconrichidecay:
RichiDECAY Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
O____O Wonderful
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:iconmadrush08:
madrush08 Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice capture, i like it a lot
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:iconrandsume:
Randsume Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
Yeah... Classical shot of waterdrop dirpping:)
But without a good flash and macro lens it's very difficult to catch the exact moment... I know,i tried:) And I think every one who has a camera tried! But yours photo looks like it was taken from manual! :D
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dionn-k Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Professional Artist
truly amazing :aww:
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:iconkarlicz:
Karlicz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
It's fantastic :D
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:iconborderkormi:
borderkormi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
That's amazing!
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:iconinna-chan:
Inna-chan Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
Wow! That's very sharp and nice. :clap:
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:iconshadowvii:
shadowvii Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
that's amazing! great shot!
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:icongeoffharrison:
GeoffHarrison Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006   Photographer
i've tried this before and never gotten a sucessful result. Can i ask you two questions?

how did you trigger the flash, or was it blind luck?

and, what was the water in? some form of shallow tank?
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jermio Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
can u tell me how exactly u set this shot up?? im very curious...i have a 20D with a 580ex flash and a 100mm 2.8 macro, and have tried many things to get a result like this..i have got a couple i am happy with, but none that i am extatic about.
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o0o-Brizo-o0o Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006   Writer
WOW! How did you make it seem so....cystal like?

Great work!
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:iconpositively:
positively Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot! :clap: I have similar ones (with water and also with milk) in my gallery :)
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:iconphilippstein:
philippstein Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Ich versuch's auch schon seit Ewigkeiten, aber A) ist meine Digital-Kamera nicht gut genug und B) muss man erstma so einen Moment erwischen! -.-
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:iconthevoorhees:
THEvoorhees Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006   Photographer
Just curious, what did you drop in there to get that ripple?
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:iconjermio:
jermio Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
im sorry..i know you talked about this a little earlier in the comments for the picture but it was in a diff. language than english so i couldnt understand it. How did the flash freeze the action but not overexpose the drop considering you were obviousley not in a very well lit area?? you used a 420 so it wasnt a macro ring flash so i was just curious of how you made it look so great and perfectly exposed. I just got my 580 ex flash so any advice, tips, or comments on how to do shots like these or any macro shots with my new flash will be very helpful. thank you and great work :)
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:iconshiftis:
shiftis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
This is incredible! What was the water placed in? How did you get that angle and have the water go off into the background?
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:icondj-mech:
DJ-Mech Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006   Photographer
It's well done, I like it.
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IronLionessZion Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
I definitely love this!!! your gallery is so freakin amazing!
Grateful for your talent!!
much Love
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:iconjithriel:
Jithriel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
Wow!!! Great shot!
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:iconmarezis:
Marezis Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005   Photographer
just nice!! exposure time only 1/125! unbelievable..well done:) great job! :lol: :+fav:
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:icongroove-lullaby:
groove-lullaby Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
=) cute
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:iconbestfuture:
bestfuture Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
excellent work:) :+fav:
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:iconthymaster:
ThyMaster Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005
Wow, do you have this in a bigger res? Would love it as a WP, but I'm doin' 1600x1200
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:iconomega300m:
Omega300m Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005
nice work, I have a very similar shot in my gallery captured with EF 100mm macro
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:iconmaplerose:
MapleRose Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
love the colours and texture, so silky smooth...
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:icondadoubler:
dadoubler Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005
this is just too cool not to add as a fav :D
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:iconanti-label:
anti-label Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005
I love that... It must have taken you for ever to complie it so perfect like that .. or just extremly good timeing :)
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:iconmake-love-not-war:
make-love-not-war Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005   Photographer
beautiful!:+fav:
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:iconunicorngraphics:
unicorngraphics Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005
Excellent shot,super capture !!!!!!
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:iconjessedee:
jessedee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005   Writer
Breathtaking. Just like your deviant name, to me this picture suggests silence... great work.
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:iconlakswart:
Lakswart Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005
tis is really very beautiful!
:penguin:
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:iconmerglesnarf:
MergleSnarf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
Classic....and very nicely done, bravo.
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SilverAnubis Featured By Owner May 29, 2005
:clap: wonderful!
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:iconviolator3:
Violator3 Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
That's perfect. Great pic! :clap:
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:icondarkangelyahriel:
DarkAngelYahriel Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
Perfectly captured water moment!
I absolutely love the sense of motion, calming and balanced.

I have a question about such water-shots:
Where are you taking this? (water in a bowl, bathtub, puddle :shrug: )
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:iconiisthesloth:
iisthesloth Featured By Owner May 2, 2005   Photographer
this is perfect
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:iconkellimc:
kellimc Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005
this shot simply blew me away...amazing
a perfect balace of form and motion...true synergy
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:iconx-ray-cat:
x-ray-cat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2005
excellent shot. :+fav:
i tryed to do some like this but no success, my cameras focal rage is between f2.8 and f8.0 and i noticed you used f22, so do you think it is possible to get reasonable results with my camera?
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SoulofSadness Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2005
wow! I tried this too but never managed to get the right moment! :)
:clap:
:+fav:
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giuliame Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
How do you achieve such a softness?
This is really a silky shot, and very classy too.
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na-sch007 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
yeah, i can say "it's been done before".

but oddly, i don't want to. i've seen this shot many timess, but it's never looked so good.

+fav!
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:iconthrash-zip:
ThraSh-ZiP Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
wow! congratualtions :clap:
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:iconsoul-of-prophet:
soul-of-prophet Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005
Oh... so beautifull!!! I like this photo!!!
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:iconar-pharazon:
Ar-Pharazon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005  Student Writer
NO exactly ground breaking, but this should be a texbook model of a perfect example of a drop. nice :P
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:iconkittyli:
KittyLi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005
Of all the times I've seen this shot...this one is perfection...the feel of the water, the timing..the focus.. not that I actually know anything about photography, but I like it! :+favlove:
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:iconpetaris:
petaris Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005   Photographer
Sweet.

I wonder if my EOS 300D is capable of that. I'll have to give it a try.

:)
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:iconorgan-donor:
organ-donor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2005
thats cool.. great capture...shame it's got a kinda double drip instead of a single cleaner drip but i know it's hard.
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