Thank you DarLin! I use a few odd assortment of lenses which you can see in my: An Extensive Macro Photography Tutorial In this tutorial I cover a fair amount of how to get shots like this. Not all cameras or lenses will give you the same results, and even though the lenses are not the typical macro lenses, I have found they still do a damn fine job capturing this tinny, tiny, little world of macro that I try to create.
I love the crisp clarity of this one, razor sharp arcing across the focal plane, the drops just behind the line, like quivering pallid beasts of hard light and soft wetness.
I feel like these drops are a few times larger than is usual, from their response to gravity's importunate pull, and the greater depth of field, the smallness of the glitter and shavings... what exactly are the metallic bits piled up there on the left???
Thank you for your insightful comment, and thank you for compliment as well. The stuff on the left (the metallic bits) these are small tiny piles of wet extra fine powdered glitter. It took me 15 to 20 shots to find the perfect angle to capture this scene I've tried hard to create.
Mmm, I have to admite to having a soft spot for macro water drops, and especially those with sparkles and magical lighting like this I also like the way the title connects and gives additional meaning to the piece.