Bubbles don't POP, they RIP, SPLIT, TEAR, CRACK!!!

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There's a minimalist kind of purity to this shot, as the bubble is almost colourless and Sarah's hand is coming in right at the side. So, the unzipping action of the bubble is just, well, so clear. Look at the dying reflections inside! The corona's about to die too!

This shot is also a tribute to how clear the Nikon D90 is at high ISO (800 here).

You can really see the film tearing, ripping, splitting, breaking. This shouldn't be termed 'popping' at all!!!

(LOL (much later). I was actually very wrong about the splitting and cracking, because bubbles do pop into droplets, it's just that the speed of the shot makes the tiny droplets look like trails. I'm sticking with my original title though, just because I like it!)

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  1. A Y O S H <3 40 months ago | reply

    وآآآآآآآآآو خطيييييييييره مشا الله

  2. Black Cat Photos 30 months ago | reply

    i didnt know you were on flickr! i read all about you in a number of publications - amazing work! and amazing shots! luv m xxx

  3. Andi1308 25 months ago | reply

    verdammt cooles Bild

  4. Kruphoto14 22 months ago | reply

    Un(f******)believable ! what a great capture!

  5. MaCha_ 18 months ago | reply

    génial !

  6. André Luiz Caixeta 14 months ago | reply

    Magnífica captura

  7. alice4cats 3 months ago | reply

    I love this picture and the title too but maybe it is BUBBLES SHRED into drops. GREAT SHOT!!!

  8. Anna Remus 6 weeks ago | reply

    This is insane! Very cool!

  9. Marcell Dietl 5 weeks ago | reply

    Truly outstanding!

  10. Rouz 29 5 weeks ago | reply

    Excellent :)

  11. roisehagen 4 weeks ago | reply

    What a fantastic image

  12. kai_schwab 2 weeks ago | reply

    I'd love to see a 1.000+ fps video of _this_ incredible moment.
    And what happens on the opposite side (front) of the bubble (and the reflections there), the µ-second it "cracks"?
    And I'd love to see macro shots/videos of the trails!
    Absolutely awesome.

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