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The Serving Dish
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Published: April 2, 2011
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Yes, I know the name is lame, but that's what it looked like to me.
These are fun, but geez they're hard work!

Canon 40D, 100mm macro, Canon 420ex flash, and StopShot timer.
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Thanks :-)
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Neat :D
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Thanks!
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You're welcome :aww:
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not to be creepy, but you have 666 views XD
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Oh no! Oh well, I guess the devil's free to comment too if he wants =D
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Lol XD I wonder what the comment would be o.0
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You have been Featured here [link]
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Thanks very much! It's much appreciated =D
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ohman thats beautiful
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Thanks =D
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you really have the water sculpting perk :) well done again
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=D Thanks again! =D
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(just had a look at the tut but was only helpful for me to know how to get the drops coloured)
This one again looks amazing!
But what do yuo mean by stopshot? ><
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Ahh, OK. The StopShot is an intervalometer ("fully programmable 3 channel" controller) that can be purchased from Cognisys here: [link] . The water droplet kit can be seen here: [link] . Basically, you pass the droplet(s) through a sensor that triggers the first of StopShot's timers. You set that timer for the amount of time it takes for the droplet to travel from the sensor to the water, and when that time is reached (which you can program to the millisecond) you have StopShot fire the camera and/or flash(es).

You then of course run into things I'd never even considered before, such as the variable time it takes for my camera's shutter to fire, depending on what other functions I've got enabled, and whether it's the first shot in a series (which for some reason always seems to take longer by about 15 milliseconds). But hey, that's all part of the fun =D
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oh okay Oo
so that one is buyable on that page too?
well ... sadly i dont have any money to spare for somethin like that ... probably have to keep on trying it on my own Q Q
but thank you very much for that answer ;)
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Yeah, it's quite an investment. Thankfully it can also be used to help take photos of insects and birds in flight, or of nocturnal animals when they cross a sensor, so I'm certainly not just using it for water droplets. I *am* seriously inspired by Arwen's work though, and she does hers without any high-tech wizzmo-jiggery!
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i too think that it would be a good investment, butstill theres no money i have to give away at the moment ... wich is kinda sad couse i think that would be really great for me as well ...
ANd yes, her work is really great *just had a look at her gallery* and if she does it withought help, than i'll just have to try and try and try to find out how it works for me as well ><
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You're right it looks like a cake plate. Very beautiful too.
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Thanks very much =D
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this is excellent
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Thanks very much :-)
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great capture, very tricky!
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