Mystery Photo October 2007

What is it?
I saw it in the morning after breakfast.
I destroyed it by accident but then recreated it.
Timing on getting the photo was quite difficult.
It is created in an instant.
It vanishes about a second later.
I took the photo on macro setting (closeup).
I had to shoot with a flash to get a fast enough shutter.

For the answer hold your cursor over this link without clicking. You should see a popup text explanation (standard HTML). Click through the link to a wiki discussion of some of the reason for the effect.

Outdoors: 28°F/4°F Overcast
Farm House: 52°F/46°F
Tiny Cottage: 63°F/53°F Forms work for attic floor, Windows open all night

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5 Responses to Mystery Photo October 2007

  1. Peter says:

    Looks like one of those “floating drops of water” in a sink full of soapy dish water. They only last for a second or so and then they get absorbed by the rest of the water. You must have been quick to catch it!

  2. Scott says:

    Did you have the speed of your camera?

  3. Scott, I did it at 1/4 second, F8 for sharpness on macro focus and hand held with my elbows braced. I actually shot about a dozen pictures until I got that one.

  4. SegoLily says:

    Interesting bit of science. Thanks!

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