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  1. #1
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    Dew drop refractions

    I tried my hand at this. It's harder than I thought! I think I need some extension tubes because my 100 mm macro can't focus close enough--I think it needs to be closer to 2X life size. And it's hard to avoid catchlights in the drop.

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    OMG I am absolutely in love with this set. Especially the last three. I didn't even notice the flowers in the waterdrop until the last 2 pics
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    Very cool Adam. I wouldn't change a thing. Take crops if you want it closer, but that size really shows the dimensions of the refracted flower. Nice! really nice!
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    #5 is the winner for me. excellent colours. very nice series.
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    Instead of using water I wonder what would happen if you used baby oil. The thicker consistency might create larger drops. I will have to give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bynx View Post
    Instead of using water I wonder what would happen if you used baby oil. The thicker consistency might create larger drops. I will have to give it a try.
    Water? Who said they were water?

    I tried water, but the drops were too small (hence my comment about needing to get more magnification.) Those were done with colorless dish detergent. Tomorrow I'm gonna try glycerine. I'll post results.

    Thanks for all the kind compliments.
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    Great shots, I really like no.5,6,7, the colours look wonderful.
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    Wow! Awesome series!

    I've read up a lot on this subject before and have been thinking of trying this for long time, but its yet to materialize.

    Yes, from what i can recall, Its done better with a 1:1 macro and full set of extension tubes..giving around 2x magnification.

    My favorites are #2 for the vivid colors and #7 for the clarity of the flower in the drop
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    Wow Adam, awesome!!
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    very cool.....really like #5 and #7
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