Taking photos of “Floral Drops” is easy with a few garage sale items, a macro or reversed lens and a flower or two.
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.
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.
You can use this setup to just get shots of water drops.
You have to take a lot of shots to get one that has good timing.
To get some good drops you can add them with a spray bottle.
To make cleaner drops I have been known to use a syringe with a blunt needle end, usually used for “Glue Application.”
You can get them on eBay cheap, plus your less likely to stab yourself like you could with a sharp needle.
You can use the needles to place drops right where you want them.
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…
And then Get the water drop and stick in focus…
Then edit them together in Photoshop.
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.