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The same sequence of images from the previous animation.

39 full frame images taken at 5 millisecond intervals

Coded into a Flash animation by ^patgroove . Many thanks Pat :)
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:iconjijichangi:
Jijichangi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it so pretty
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jhhwild Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
I love stuff like this, it looks awesome!
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Kopanitsak-C Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
Great Animation! :aww:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Superb :clap:
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:iconbra-kho:
Bra-kho Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
that's great, its the only thing I can say, good job ;)
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Sweborn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007   Photographer
its funny to see.
Imagine the perfect balance of power needed to get that pillar of water. all the "force" needs to go straight back to the center of were the droplet hit to be able to get it like that. Its justa amazing...nature
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iKbinInaKatze Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
This animations just makes me realize how intricate the motion of a drop of water can be. So cool and yet appreciative too. :)

~iK
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Saysamia Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
awsome !
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:iconedar:
edar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
This is amazing. You should do more of these sequences, I really like the one you did of the bird eating the worm as well.
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Dunadan-from-Bag-End Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Pretty nice Kevin! you should buy MkIIIn to have more fps ;-) or buy a video camera - have you thought about it?
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
the frames are at 5 millisecond intervals that's equivalent to 200 frames per second. Twenty times faster than the 1D MkIII and 8 times faster than normal UK video frame rate :) I'm in the process of getting my third M3 the first two wee dogs and were returned!
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
oops wee=were
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Dunadan-from-Bag-End Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
wait... but it didn't look god, I mean as if the frame-rate wasn't so high... and what... device did you use?...
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
If I has displayed it in real time the animation would be over in 0.2 second, so it is displayed at 15 frames per sec and lasts about 3 seconds so real time is effectively slowed down by a factor of 15.

This isn't just one water droplet being photographed 39 times in 0.2 seconds. It is 39 water droplets photographed individually. I have the timing of the and repeatability of the image capture down to under 0.1 millisecond accuracy so I can capture a droplet at any point in it's short existence :). Obviously each droplet reacts differently but it's surprising how consistent they are as the sequence shows.
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
rather than look at the droplet observe the highlight riding the ripple on the right hand side, it's very consistent :)
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plastichead Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
heh, i was gonna ask if this was done over lots of different shots...

would be nice to see maybe three or four shots of the droplet coming down to hit the water too...

or would it be possible to have two drops come down 0.2 secs apart and then loop the second one?

actually, that might be impossible... controlling the two drops over and over at that precision... still, that would be incredible to see, a smooth loop of it...

i'm sure it would throw up waaaaaaaaaaaay too many logistical problems to be worth doing...

can i ask how you get such rich colour in all your photos?

obviously you start by using richly coloured water and things, but are there extra techniques? is it all about lighting? are you ever tempted into photoshop? are you going to tell me to just buy an incredibly expensive lens?

:D amazing!
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
The life of a water splash, from the moment of impact to the end of the ripples, is only about 0.3 seconds. This animated film was shot with droplets at 0.001 second intervals :) [link] The lighting is important as it enables me to freeze each droplet. Simple placement of coloured gels (sweet wrappers) over the flashguns changes the main lighting and placing coloured paper as a background or under the water surface give the main colouration of the water.

I do tend to slightly oversaturate in PS, maybe 5-10%, to get the rich colours which I prefer. The lens is very important and you get what you pay for lol. An alternative to expensive macro lens are extension tubes or the reverse lens macro technique. Both can be found with a google search.
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plastichead Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
heh, again, i wouldn't have thought of just using coloured paper to give the water colour, would've been using dye which would no doubt ruin all my clothes :P

reverse lens sounds like it could be a plan...

cheers :)
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Dunadan-from-Bag-End Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, you're right it looks pretty nice ;-) but why 15fps? I thought that "natural" fps is ~25...
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
At 25 fps the animation was too 'quick' so this one is at 15fps for playback. The other red splash animation is at 12 fps although it was shot at the same timing interval it visually looks better at the slightly slower playback speed.
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kaasha Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
yay - this one works!
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jarkorama Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007   Photographer
esta muy bueno, es sutil y produce relajo verlo...el brillo del agua le da un toque especial...

te felicito!
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Oh very cool! Well done =)
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Voracious-Vixen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent :thumbsup:
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:iconmattbart:
mattbart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely Done!
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LonelyDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Oh wow that is sooo good!! Love it, very new style for you lol, animations :)
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
it's still photography, but not as we know it :grin:
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Ornigazmicus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
That is SOOO cool! I've been sitting here staring at it for I don't know how long. Nicely done yet again... :D
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ValloDan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Super-Wonderfull!!!!
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JackMcIntyre Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007   Photographer
This is stunning, how was it done exactly?
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This link [link] will give you the basic setup. Note the image was taken when I shooting leaves and water drops rather than the true water droplets but the idea is the same.

The droplets fall through a laser trigger at the top of the set up and this triggers a variable delay before the camera is fired. I started with 0.040seconds delay upto about 0.240seconds at 0.005second intervals. The camera is run in mirror lockup mode to reduce any delays and to maximise the sharpness.
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ParadigmParadox Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Fun stuff.
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JunkbyJen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Hypnotizing! Very nice!
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Bloddroppe Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional Photographer
very cool ^^
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lonnietaylor Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
I love how it ripples, sparkles, and is still so earthy at the same time. It globs and dips wonderfully.
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for putting the effort in Pat :)
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Richsii Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional Photographer
Funky :O
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