1. a small amount of milk was placed in the base, mixed with red, green, yellow and blue food coloring;
2. set-up the flash (YongNuo YN-460-II @ 1/16 right, Sigma EF530 DG Super @ 1/32 left, both triggered wirelessly by YongNuo CTR-301P);
3. darken the room, so that the exposure will only come from the flash;
4. open the camera shutter (the camera is in bulb mode, manual focus, tripod-mounted);
5. drop a milk on the red base, to form the crown;
6. trigger the flash at this event;
7. close the camera shutter

Used StopShot Water Drop Photography kit.

Canon EOS digital Rebel XTi
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, with Canon 500D close-up lens attached
taken 10/09/2011
ISO 200; f/16, 85mm

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