Mesmerizing water droppy thingy (1 of 2)

  • Published: 09 March 2018
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Comments • 244

  • Jeremy McCartney
    Jeremy McCartney  8 months back

    It's called a collision drop

    • Reddragon 7
      Reddragon 7  1 years back

      cool 😸

      • Gonzalo Cartes
        Gonzalo Cartes  1 years back

        Destin, a suggestion for next videos with some repetitive procesess (like the dripping)... maybe you can check the wave speed to go to the border of the glass and back and THEN a second drop come and test resonance :)
        nice and beautiful video

        • Pferdekopfnebel
          Pferdekopfnebel  2 years back

          Really interesting to see how strong the surface tension is.

          • David K.
            David K.  2 years back

            Doesn't it seem like the water in the glass is dissipating the momentum of the droplets in a fashion somewhat similar to landing on a trampoline?

            • Empty Hammock
              Empty Hammock  2 years back

              Can we see this from below the water line? Why does the water spit the dyed drop back out?

              • TheLocoRunner
                TheLocoRunner  2 years back


                • hauler1212
                  hauler1212  2 years back

                  If you do it right you get a second bounce

                  • Russell
                    Russell  2 years back

                    Awesome vid, my son and I watch your stuff all the time, and he has two things to say about this video.
                    1. Where is Destin? I miss Destin.
                    2. Why are they in the shape of balls when they come back up out of the water.
                    I feel like I should know the answer to that... But I don't.

                    • Mathista Ninerone
                      Mathista Ninerone  2 years back

                      I think I'd enjoy being at a place where this is looped on a big screen or with a projector all night

                      • Alan Tennant
                        Alan Tennant  2 years back

                        How do things look with even smaller scales, with smaller drops and zoomed in more? Being accelerated downwards a bit if thats required at that scale.

                        • Curtis Lee
                          Curtis Lee  2 years back

                          I change speed to X2. works great.

                          • George E Vander Dussen
                            George E Vander Dussen  2 years back

                            Was the liquid actually water? The surface tension seemed to be stronger then what water normally acts like. The only way I could see the water tension seeming to act stronger then how it normally acts is if this was a extremely close macro shot.
                            Either way I loved the video and that's goes for all your other videos as well.

                            • j Scarborough
                              j Scarborough  2 years back

                              Faked like the moon landing!

                              Lol. j/k I like to troll the conspiracy nuts.

                              Great video. The idea to use dyes to get a better idea of what's going on there was a good one. Thanks!

                              • Matthew Purkis
                                Matthew Purkis  2 years back

                                looks like a condom at 0:26 lol

                                • ardenthebibliophile
                                  ardenthebibliophile  2 years back

                                  TIL that two spheres colliding produces a disk.

                                  • Matthew Hill
                                    Matthew Hill  2 years back

                                    How cool would this be as a live wallpaper

                                    • Aiden de Jong
                                      Aiden de Jong  2 years back

                                      Does this mean rain drops are actually spheres?

                                      • Akkordinator
                                        Akkordinator  2 years back

                                        OK, for the photographers who want to do a similar thing just as a photo: its not extremely complicated and helps to understand the way a flash works (you pretty much need an external one for this, though it might work with the built in one..). You don't need much except that, just something reflective all around (I just used styrofoam, works great!) a bowl of water, a tripod for your camera, a syringe for the drops and some kind of stand for it to keep it fixed.

                                        So first to get your focus: You need to have the syringe fixed and can then push some drops into the bowl and capture the position with a stick/pen, which you can use to focus on. Do that and set the focus to manual afterwards to keep it fixed.

                                        Exposure: This is the interesting part. First you need a pretty big aperture, to allow for a certain margin of error regarding the focus point. Try something in the upper half of your lenses capabilities. (E.g. my lens allows around f 30, i used f22).
                                        ISO: go as big as possible, without affecting image quality. Approximated values are 800 for slightly older cameras, newer ones keep pushing to double or triple that at ease.
                                        The next thing is shutter speed. You DONT want to go as fast as your camera is capable of (1/8000 s or something)! You want to stay at around 1/250 s (depending on manufacturer). If you go faster your flash has to fire more than once to compensate for a moving shutter, which uses up unnecessary energy, making the flash less powerful, less able to fire at fast rates (which you will need!).
                                        If you now take a shot without the flash it should be extremely dark and underexposed. So only your flash will expose the image. This is important, because it fires much faster than that 1/8000 s shutter speed, your camera might be able to pull off - the lower the flash energy, the faster the flash will go off. As your other values are more or less fixed, you can just increase this to a value, where your shot is well lit.
                                        Then you just need to put your camera in burst mode (like continuous high for Nikon) and fire away. Dont get impatient, it will take a while to get the shot you want. I took about 1200 and used 4 of them.
                                        The settings I used are: F20, ISO-800, 1/250 s, Flash at 1/32 Power. Results and setup can be seen at (Strange to post it there, I know, but there was another guy there who posted his pictures, which lead me to try it myself and post my own results. With the orange paper I tried to get some colorful reflections, which didn't quite work out as expect, which is also why I reduced the pictures to B/W in post.)

                                        • Jonathan Zigler
                                          Jonathan Zigler  2 years back

                                          Ah good old h20 quantum tunneling.

                                          • Thomas Neuman
                                            Thomas Neuman  2 years back

                                            Also the way photons move through and interact with eachother

                                            • Thomas Neuman
                                              Thomas Neuman  2 years back

                                              This is visualization of the pay particles interact multidimensionally in quanta. The way the waves interact in other dimensions outside of temporal( electromagneticaly or the other forces when time and physical space is the surface of the water.)

                                              This is how quantum wierdness can be projected( particles bouncing out of normal space in a circuit when the resonant pressure is sufficient to induce sufficient surface tension to seperate them from the space they are currently occupying.)

                                              This is the way they act and move in the poorly named phenomina of quantum teleportation. Using a scaled plane where the fluid of electrons is replaced with water you could accurately predict where the particle will bounce to and how multiple particles will interact in this extra dimensional space.

                                              • Henry Kates
                                                Henry Kates  2 years back

                                                at 0:25 there's a second where the drops form a condom

                                                • Daniel Grenehed
                                                  Daniel Grenehed  2 years back

                                                  wow, so i just watched water for 5 min straight...

                                                  • Abdullah Aldhfyan
                                                    Abdullah Aldhfyan  2 years back

                                                    How about the inside, what happened to the drop? I mean inside the cup!

                                                    • Shawn Bennett
                                                      Shawn Bennett  2 years back

                                                      Love what you do.

                                                      • Roy Godiksen
                                                        Roy Godiksen  2 years back

                                                        I noted that at 4:16 you drop several drops that bounce of each other. It would be cool to see How high it was possible to get the bounce up compared to the point of the drop. Could enough kinetic energy be transferred to bounce higher then the point of release? Very cool video.

                                                        • San Samman
                                                          San Samman  2 years back


                                                          • Alex
                                                            Alex  2 years back

                                                            That surface tension holding it all together despite those big waves. Amazing.

                                                            • ROMULUS
                                                              ROMULUS  2 years back

                                                              This makes a little chunk of my brain happy,

                                                              • NochSoEinKaddiFan
                                                                NochSoEinKaddiFan  2 years back

                                                                So many fascinating things to see, thank you so much, that is lovely!
                                                                So the drop hitting the water column at its highest point is a timing question, sure. But what about the double drop above the coloumn? Did you do that by having the initial drop fall from greater hight or was it a timing thing with the waves already in the glass? I suspect the latter, but I am really not sure.
                                                                The way the water droplets spread out when hitting the top of the coloumn and then pulled themselves together around it again was marvelous, as well as the fact that the wave doesn't relocate much liquid in the glass, it just transfers the information/energy through the up and down motion. That most of the colour from the incoming droplet strayed in the top of the coloumn was surprising to me, yet it makes perfect sense... as you can see, I am fascinated :D

                                                                • Armando Forno
                                                                  Armando Forno  2 years back


                                                                  • Mit1mit2mity4
                                                                    Mit1mit2mity4  2 years back

                                                                    Now I want to see the glass and the droplet of opposing colours so we can approximate how much of the bounced droplet is of the original material and how much of the water in the glass.

                                                                    • TreeMunky
                                                                      TreeMunky  2 years back

                                                                      Fascinating watching the edge of the glass and the surface tension keeping the 'waves' in 👍

                                                                      • Jammu
                                                                        Jammu  2 years back

                                                                        This is so cool! The surface tension holdings the water together at the edge of the cup plus the colours made it look like it was slime!

                                                                        • iluzyon1
                                                                          iluzyon1  2 years back

                                                                          We can see more accurately how the surface tension is strong... very strong in fact

                                                                          • IstasPumaNevada
                                                                            IstasPumaNevada  2 years back

                                                                            I'm dying for a deeper depth of field on these, but I know it's especially tough with the low light levels of super slow motion.

                                                                            • dzjad
                                                                              dzjad  2 years back

                                                                              Woa! Those colored drops are cool!

                                                                              • BibleFire
                                                                                BibleFire  2 years back

                                                                                the drop is trying to escape back to it's source

                                                                                • Caleb Packo
                                                                                  Caleb Packo  2 years back

                                                                                  God's creation is so cool

                                                                                  • Shyam UHS
                                                                                    Shyam UHS  2 years back

                                                                                    0:25 🙀🙀🙀

                                                                                    • Madison Bombardier
                                                                                      Madison Bombardier  2 years back

                                                                                      4:10 that constructive interference tho! It’s a double bounce with water. That’s so cool

                                                                                      • Arctic Arsenal
                                                                                        Arctic Arsenal  2 years back

                                                                                        Quite some time ago, you made a video on which you used a high speed trigger for a camera flash. I ordered one, and used it to take some awesome pictures of milk dropping into a saucer. I'm suddenly feeling the need to break it out again.

                                                                                        • davi carvalho
                                                                                          davi carvalho  2 years back

                                                                                          a few hours before you published this I was watching a video just like it, what are the odds?

                                                                                          • Martin Iñaki Lazatin
                                                                                            Martin Iñaki Lazatin  2 years back

                                                                                            Thank you for this video :)

                                                                                            • Sean L
                                                                                              Sean L  2 years back


                                                                                              • Darren White
                                                                                                Darren White  2 years back

                                                                                                Very cool, I always wondered if it was the surrounding liquid that got splashed back up or the original droplet.

                                                                                                • WSTN 999
                                                                                                  WSTN 999  2 years back

                                                                                                  I used to do droplet photography, but never had the gear for hi-speed video.