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Old April 11th, 2017, 10:53 AM
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The science behind photographing flowers in waterdrops

Hi everyone. I have been here such a long time ago, I don't even know if I know anyone on the site any more. I haven't done much camera-wise for the last two years because of shoulder problems, but here I am, nevertheless, for a related question that I just know someone here will be able to answer.

I'm looking for someone who can explain the science behind these flowers in the water drops. I don't want to know how to take them. What happens scientifically for us (or the camera) to be able to see it like that.

It's about an art project and whether it would be possible to have a similar effect with a blown glass bubble - with projecting a big object onto the glass in order to see a similar image than we have here.

I hope this makes sense, and above all, that someone can help.

Thanks ever so much.
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Old April 12th, 2017, 06:22 AM
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Re: The science behind photographing flowers in waterdrops

I am sharing two links here about this, hope you will find it helpful -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevewall/1095860966
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K5_...0#action=share
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Re: The science behind photographing flowers in waterdrops

You will not be able to achieve this effect with blown glass bubbles, unless you can fill them with water. The drops are solid, like a glass lens, and so act as a lens. Hollow bubbles will not do that. But if you can fill them with water, they should have a similar effect as solid drops of water.
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Old April 13th, 2017, 12:52 AM
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Re: The science behind photographing flowers in waterdrops

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You will not be able to achieve this effect with blown glass bubbles, unless you can fill them with water. The drops are solid, like a glass lens, and so act as a lens. Hollow bubbles will not do that. But if you can fill them with water, they should have a similar effect as solid drops of water.



Thank you!! I'm sending you a lucky star. Not sure how I'm going to fill them with water, but it's somewhere to start.
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