Flower drops

First of all, I need to thank Mike Moats for posting a “how-to” on getting this type of shot.  I have seen many images of similar water drop reflections but didn’t really know how it was done.  See Mike’s tutorial on his blog for details.

The most challenging parts of this set up was finding a way to get the water drops close enough to the subject and determining the angle and distance for the lighting.  The reflections change a lot depending on the angle of the light.  I found that lighting this from a lower angle gave me more definition and reflections while lighting from above tended to give too much glare.

I think I will keep experimenting with this technique since I like my initial try.

Nikon D7100
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 – 1/250 sec – ISO 200


Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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