Macro Monday ~ Black

David Williams Photography Canon 7d Macro Monday Black

From Flickr’s group Macro Monday, today’s theme is black!

I’ve been wanting to try my hand again and capturing water droplets, so here’s my attempt. Had a total blast doing it, looking forward to capturing more!


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32 thoughts on “Macro Monday ~ Black

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  3. Um WOW! You are really hitting your stride, David. I love the simplicity and elegance of this shot. The clarity, composition, the color (including the little bit of blue) are all exquisite. Well done!

  4. So, is this just good timing (i.e., keep dropping and clicking until you catch the drop you want) or is there a trigger of some sort? I did a run of these some years back. I built a device that triggered the flash as the drop hit the liquid. Honestly a bit fussy and had to cannibalise some flash wires, but really reliably.

    I like how you kept this nice and simple.

    • Thank you for the comment Mike. To be honest, it’s just good timing. I will let you know it’s not “just” water, I mixed some Guar Gum (a thickening agent) into the water which dropped into the bowl. Not only did it make for “nicer” droplets, it also made the water drop at a more steady pace making the timing SO much easier!

      I’ve been thinking of building an electronic trigger to capture the droplets (and, perhaps other “high-speed” items), I’ve started to research it. Not sure at this point just how far I will take it but, it’s been an interesting read so far! πŸ˜€

  5. Wow – what an amazing image! The water droplet seems to be made out of glass, I love the different shades of grey in it a lot. The soft ripples are a great contrast to the water sphere. Congrats!

    • Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting, I am really glad it’s inspired you to try it again! Patience is certainly required when trying to capture water droplets, this was one of the last images of the night! πŸ˜€

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