This balloon filled with water & was pricked with a pin by my assistant. I snapped this shot within a nanosecond capturing the waterbody still in the balloon form & parts of the red balloon flying in opposite directions. The image was captured with a Canon 40D with a f4 20-700 USM IS L lens in single shot mode with a shutter speed of 1/8000,f4,ISO 600.
The image was shot in raw and processed in adobe raw then CS3 where the background was removed & replaced with black.


balloon, black, bursting, canon, high, nigel donald, photoshop, speed, water


  • Jen Cannella
    Jen Cannellaalmost 7 years ago

    Awesome capture!!!

  • Thank you Jen

    – Nigel Donald

  • poppykitten
    poppykittenalmost 7 years ago

    This is so cool, I love it, how did you manage to capture this???

  • thank you so much! just pop a balloon and snap it within a nanosecond lol it took about 10 goes to capture the moment.

    – Nigel Donald

  • Lisa  Kenny
    Lisa Kennyalmost 7 years ago

    Fantastic Nigel ! Did you have to burst many to get this?

  • Thank you Lisa! about 10 balloons and a soaked assistant lol

    – Nigel Donald

  • Jeremy Harrington
    Jeremy Harringtonalmost 7 years ago

    i love this.. you have so much great work in your gallery.. well done

  • Thank you much appreciated

    – Nigel Donald

  • kfphotography
    kfphotographyalmost 7 years ago

    this is brilliant, love the crisp colours

  • Leah Highland
    Leah Highlandalmost 7 years ago

    Excellent capture!

  • Thank you Leah

    – Nigel Donald

  • PNFdeb
    PNFdebalmost 7 years ago

    very cool image…

  • Thank you Debra

    – Nigel Donald

  • GailD
    GailDabout 6 years ago

    Very clever shot Nigel. Well done.

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkeralmost 6 years ago

    exceptional capture!

  • Thank you much appreciated.

    – Nigel Donald

  • Spencer Trickett
    Spencer Trickettover 5 years ago

    How original and refreshing. Fine detail – LOVE IT!

  • Thank you much appreciated.

    – Nigel Donald

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