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    Hi all, just got my D80 last week and came up with this series while playing around with the camera. I'm pretty new to DSLRs so do let me have some constructive comments on how I can improve my shots.

    All taken with D80 and 18-135mm.

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    Pretty interesting set, I like.

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    please share your EXIF!! wanna shoot these too!

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    whoa.. cool man..must have some awsome lighting yea

    you shot manual focus at 10mp and cropped it down right
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprintist View Post
    please share your EXIF!! wanna shoot these too!
    Sure no problem.

    All taken at 1/60 F19 ISO500 +0.5EV with Nikon D80 with 18-135mm. No external flash, only on board flash used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlejt View Post
    whoa.. cool man..must have some awsome lighting yea

    you shot manual focus at 10mp and cropped it down right

    Nothing extraodinary used I only used the onboard flash on my D80. What I did was use a black background, turn off all the lights in the room and took the pictures in pitch darkness. I locked the auto focus at the centre of the water surface and just fired off shot after shot.


    After that just crop the part out in PS.

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    good! no macro filters?

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    Nope, nothing extra added. I think the next time I try it I will try to get a close up filter or a macro lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes187 View Post
    Nope, nothing extra added. I think the next time I try it I will try to get a close up filter or a macro lens.
    wah..good catch.

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    whoa i didnt know the autofocus can focus so well in the dark for such fast moving things.. not bad... good man..
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprintist View Post
    please share your EXIF!! wanna shoot these too!
    Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
    Camera Model: NIKON D80
    Image Date: 2007:08:23 22:36:12
    Flash Used: Yes (Manual, return light detected)
    Focal Length: 135.0mm (35mm equivalent: 202mm)
    Exposure Time: 0.017 s (1/60)
    Aperture: f/19.0
    ISO equiv: 500
    Exposure Bias: 0.50
    White Balance: Manual
    Light Source: Flash
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
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    Basically, I locked the AF on a certain area so only those droplets that fall in these areas will be focused. So its sort of trial and error to find the spot where the splashes are most pronounced then focus on it. Hope that helps

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    Great shots.
    You are new in DSLR??? Considering great for those shots.

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    cool stuffs....just dont like the brim of the cup shown..
    should show either more..or dont show at all...(thats my personal opinion thou)

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    mafanyau: Thanks! I'm new to DSLR but previously I did use prosumers before. Always wanted to try shots like this but could only do it now with the higher shutter and focus speed of DSLR.

    grainpixel: Thanks... I figured I could try a transparent glass for my next series but I need to find a way to avoid too much reflection from the flash.

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    Thanks
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    Just got a 50mm to use with my Canon 250D macro filter. The focus distance is now ~10cm so maybe I can try this again to capture more details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes187 View Post
    Just got a 50mm to use with my Canon 250D macro filter. The focus distance is now ~10cm so maybe I can try this again to capture more details.
    dont splash too much water on your lens!~

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    Very nice shots..

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