Floral Drops

Taking photos of “Floral Drops” is easy with a few garage sale items, a macro or reversed lens and a flower or two.

 

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To take photos of flowers half in water or with drops falling off, or to make “floral drops” you need to keep the flower stationary.
To do this I use a “third hands” to keep the flower steady, and to hold anything in front.

 

 

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You also need a vessel for the water. Either to submerge the flower, to catch the drops that fall off the subjects or both.
I use a clear casserole dish so it wont stop any light.

 

 

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You can use this setup to just get shots of water drops.

 

 

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You have to take a lot of shots to get one that has good timing.

 

 

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To get some good drops you can add them with a spray bottle.

 

 

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To make cleaner drops I have been known to use a syringe with a blunt needle end, usually used for “Glue Application.”

 

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You can get them on eBay cheap, plus your less likely to stab yourself like you could with a sharp needle.

 

 

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You can use the needles to place drops right where you want them.

 

 

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Getting the water of the drop in focus and the flower reflection in focus in the same shot usually alludes me, so I will sometimes take a photo with the reflection in focus like here…

 

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And then Get the water drop and stick in focus…

 

 

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Then edit them together in Photoshop.

 

 

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You can go to far with this by taking those two photos, then take them away and just getting the background in focus, which looks stupid here…
Forget I mentioned it.

 

Example shots

 

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