This is pink milk being dropped into a bowl of blue water. If you get the drops to fall fast enough they sometimes collide in mid air as this one has. This is my best drop shot yet. I think I’ve finally got the technique sorted. Yay!!

The colours are as you see. The only photoshop involved is slight cropping and cloning out the spots from the lens filter being splashed in the process. I get so engrossed in taking the shots I keep forgetting to clean the lens. Lucky I use a filter for protection.

Canon EOS 40D. 90mm Macro lens.

Lighting is a camera mounted Speedlight bounced off a white background. Power set to 1/16th.

F29; 1/250th sec; ISO 100. Manual mode. Tripod mounted.

Featured on RB Homepage May 2010.

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I am an avid photographer of 60+ and will shoot just about anything, although I’m not so good at moving objects. Anything faster than a snail leaves me for dead. (haha) I do prefer natural landscapes over urban ones but, really, nothing is safe from my lens. I also enjoy turning my failed images, and there are lots, into digital art.

In 2014 I started dabbling in Fractal Art using Apophysis 7x to satisfy my creative urges on the days when I can’t take photos.

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  • LTPhotography
    LTPhotographyover 5 years ago

    Wow that is wonderful in detail and capture!

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 5 years ago

    Sensational. Ur the master now

  • Paul Manning
    Paul Manningover 5 years ago

    WOW, perfection! cheers Paul

  • Beverley  Johnston
    Beverley John...over 5 years ago


  • Auntymazza
    Auntymazzaover 5 years ago


  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 5 years ago


  • Wow wow wow for the feature. Thank you very much, Kelly. I feel really honoured.:)

    – Ann Van Breemen

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Ann, these shots are absolutely wonderful, amazing. Congratulations on perfecting a great technique, and for the feature – I think there will be many more!!

  • zahnartz
    zahnartzover 5 years ago

    Exquisite body of work. I may just throw my camera away. I love the drops.

  • Annette Blattman
    Annette Blattmanover 5 years ago

    great shot, your patience has paid off.

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