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    Default Water droplets

    I'm having trouble getting water droplets sharp. I've made them with a mix of water and glycerin, dropped them on glass which is set over upturned table legs and have put coloured paper underneath, about 8" away. My 60d and sigma macro lens is inverted on my tripod. I'm wondering if just the little movement of the tripod, it's a flimsy but great manfrotto b free, is causing the droplets not to be sharp? I'm having trouble focusing anyway, am using manual focus and settings but struggling. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Water droplets

    Could you post one or two examples along with your exif data- then maybe someone could give you more specific help.

    Meantime I take it you are using a remote control to fire the shot?

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    Default Re: Water droplets

    agree with Bo post up some examples - best use flickr
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    Default Re: Water droplets

    http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1.../forflickr.jpg

    Make: Canon
    Model: Canon EOS 60D
    Orientation: Up
    ResolutionUnit: Inches
    Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (Macintosh)
    XResolution: 300
    YResolution: 300
    DateCreated: 20170420
    DigitalCreationDate: 20170420
    DigitalCreationTime: 035114
    StarRating: 0
    TimeCreated: 035114
    ApertureValue: 7.400879
    BodySerialNumber: 3931510825
    ColorSpace: Uncalibrated
    CustomRendered: Normal
    DateTimeDigitized: 2017:04:20 03:51:14
    DateTimeOriginal: 2017:04:20 03:51:14
    ExifVersion: 2.3
    ExposureBiasValue: 0
    ExposureMode: Manual
    ExposureProgram: Manual
    ExposureTime: 0.3
    FNumber: 13
    Flash: Off, Did not fire
    FocalLength: 105
    FocalPlaneResolutionUnit: Inches
    FocalPlaneXResolution: 5728.176795580111
    FocalPlaneYResolution: 5808.403361344538
    ISOSpeedRatings: 800
    LensModel: 105mm
    LensSerialNumber: 0000000000
    LensSpecification: 105,105,0,0
    MaxApertureValue: 3
    MeteringMode: Pattern
    PixelXDimension: 2400
    PixelYDimension: 1600
    RecommendedExposureIndex: 800
    SceneCaptureType: Standard
    SensitivityType: Recommended Exposure Index
    ShutterSpeedValue: 1.736966
    SubsecTime: 33
    SubsecTimeDigitized: 33
    SubsecTimeOriginal: 33
    WhiteBalance: Manual
    ICCProfile: Adobe RGB (1998)
    Firmware: 1.1.1
    FlashCompensation: 0
    ImageNumber: 0
    LensID: 183
    LensInfo: 105,105,0,0
    LensModel: 105mm
    LensSerialNumber: 0000000000
    SerialNumber: 3931510825
    PixelWidth: 2400
    PixelHeight: 1600
    FileName: forflickr.jpg
    FileSize: 457.116 kB

    Exif Summary
    2017:04:20 03:51:14
    Canon EOS 60D
    Focal Length:
    105mm (digital)
    Aperture: f/13
    Exposure: 1/3s
    Ev: 9.1
    ISO equiv: 800
    Last edited by marge; 22-04-2017 at 07:25.

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    Default Re: Water droplets

    I'm having trouble uploading from photobucket!
    The above post is the best I can do on my iPad. Have attached the exif data.
    Last edited by marge; 22-04-2017 at 07:25.

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    Default Re: Water droplets

    I suspect this is the problem: Exposure: 1/3s

    That's way to slow to freeze the water droplets without using flash. Use an external flash if you have one.

    I suspect you are a bit too close to the subject for the pop-up flash to illuminate the droplet, rather than way above it (or below it if the camera is inverted as you say).

    If you can't use a flash, then you need to aim at a shutter speed of about 1/500s.
    You've got the aperture set to F13, so you could open that up a bit, and/or use an external light source to brighten things up.

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    Default Re: Water droplets

    Thanks very much, I will give that a try and post results

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