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Macro Experiment 1

With this photo I played around with water drop refraction. Basically show an image or item through a water drop.

I did this by putting one of my recent photographs as a background(a Kingfisher in this case), must remember to put the image upside down, as refraction turns the image around. Then put a few drops of water onto a twig I had gathered previously, using a pipette....a very good tip I discovered recently was to use "Glycerin" instead of water. It looks like water but has a thicker consistency, so holds longer. Then focused on one of the drops and took the photo.

So let me know what you think, now the nights are setting in, this could be a good experiment to keep me occupied ;)

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Exif Data

NIKON D5300

105.0 mm f/2.8
Aperture
f/16.0
FocalLength
157
Exposure
4/10
ISO
100
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  • Image type: image/jpeg
  • Exposure: 4/10
  • Resolution: 72/1
  • Created: 5th October 2017
  • Uploaded: 5th October 2017
  • Category: Art
  • Views: 186
  • Likes: 84



  • waywardmuse
    1 year ago
    Wondrous. Bird's in the water drops! Did you use a special macro lens for this?
    • Dylan Burgess
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      1 year ago
      Thank you, yes I have a 105 macro lens
  • Jason Crook Photography
    1 year ago
    I learn something new everyday! How about a real kingfisher in the background? Or, if you arw worried about upside down reflections, a nuthatch already hanging upside down?!
    • Dylan Burgess
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      1 year ago
      If only I could get the conditions to do this for real and close enough :)
  • vision
    1 year ago
    Amazing!
  • Olga N
    1 year ago
    Excellent
  • Howard
    1 year ago
    I'm a bit late with my comment as everything has already been said but lovely shot and showing great skills in post.
    • Dylan Burgess
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      1 year ago
      Thank you Howard and really appreciate the share. Never expected this photo to be so well received :)
  • sophiasb99
    1 year ago
    Great photo and composition! Should definitely keep you occupied
  • Paul Stuart
    1 year ago
    Nice one..shall be trying in the winter months..any spare Kingfisher's?
    • Dylan Burgess
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      1 year ago
      Thanks Paul, no Kingfishers today
  • Blueocean64 - Marco
    1 year ago
    Bravo!
  • Prajwal Govind
    1 year ago
    Probably the best technique bro.

  • Dan
    1 year ago
    Excellent work !
  • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
    1 year ago
    Excellent turnout of your experiment Dylan.
  • TomOswald
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    1 year ago
    That's a really nice shot Dylan
  • eddiem
    1 year ago
    Nice Dylan, Great advice as well
  • callmemom
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    1 year ago
    Lovely shot and thank you for sharing your process. Something to think about when I am wanting to try new things.
    • Dylan Burgess
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      1 year ago
      Thank you and your welcome. Always good to try new things especially when the long cold nights kick in
  • Joe Lightheart
    1 year ago
    That's great, Dylan! I looked at the drops and thought it was a Kingfisher and thought how the heck did he do this? Then I read your description-excellent work!
  • ButchReinhart
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    1 year ago
    Wow. That is really cool. Nice work.
    • Dylan Burgess
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      1 year ago
      Thank you Butch and for sharing
  • ray_foster
    1 year ago
    Great shot love the composition
    • Dylan Burgess
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      1 year ago
      Thank you Ray, was fun to set up and something new :)