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Squirt of water
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Challenge: Macro IX (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Feb 15, 2016
Aperture: f16
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2016

Couldn't resist this challenge. As you probably know I LOVE macro. And love macro with water even more. Only this time things weren't working out at all...
Nothing I tried gave me anything decent and after three hours I was at the stage of either throwing everything out the window or packing things carefully away. While packing all the dishes, cups, glasses, bowls, cutlery, jars and anything I'd found in my kitchen cupboards worth photographing away, I still had a glass saucer out and when I picked up the plastic syringe I use for drops etc. , I was in such a bad mood by this time I squirted the remaining water in the syringe angrily onto the saucer and loved the squirting effect it gave. I'd found what I wanted to try for the challenge!
Now this finding the answer in the process of giving up is not new to me... but squirting water across the inner edge of a saucer was. I loved the result and this image (after a LOT of tries) was born.
Lighting was a flash with an orange filter to the back on the left and another flash towards the front with a blue filter on the right.
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Thanks so much for the comments and the fabulous score (7.1 as I write).
Here is an outtake. The only other pic I got that day which I would have considered as an entry:
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Thanks for the ribbon!!!

Place: 1 out of 67
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02/26/2016 09:00:54 PM
I'm sooo glad to see you on the front page...well done!!!
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02/26/2016 04:49:38 PM
Beautiful work as usual. Who knew water could be so elegant.
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02/26/2016 11:54:04 AM
Elated to see your work here again, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' IreneM.
Not only is it splendid photography, it is an inspiration.
And, oh yes, congratulations on your latest ribbon
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02/26/2016 11:48:57 AM
Yay, Irene! I'm so happy to see you sitting here in the... BLUE position!
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02/26/2016 11:08:20 AM
so gorgeous!!!!! Good to see you back. :)
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02/26/2016 05:52:32 AM
Congratulations, Irene. Spectacular shot. Fancy getting to that stage in your last moments of frustration!
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02/26/2016 04:23:55 AM
Congrats on the well deserved Blue. This is a lovely shot and quite unique for a splash shot. Your colours, as usual, are perfect.
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02/26/2016 03:04:16 AM
wonderful, colourful, brilliant
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02/26/2016 12:10:50 AM
Beautiful stunning light as usual. I would love to see a setup of your still life's and where you place your lighting, always gorgeous.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/25/2016 11:20:48 PM
Such gorgeous colors. Beautiful capture of the details.
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02/25/2016 11:18:58 PM
Wow Beautiful color and composition I give 8
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02/24/2016 07:44:25 AM
Beautiful color - Cool macro
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02/24/2016 01:12:00 AM
Awesome!!! Perfect timing.
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02/23/2016 05:54:08 PM
So is that two different fluids? Anyway, really cool!
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02/21/2016 10:06:43 PM
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02/21/2016 07:55:09 PM
Magnificent, colors, textures, great DOF, sharp I gave you a 10
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