As the weather warms up the snow melts off the roofs the water runs through the down spout on to the hedges below. When I drove up the drive way this afternoon I saw that icicles had formed on a section close to the house. I went inside and retrieved my Canon 7D and the 24-70mm lens. After trying a few shots I realized I needed to get closer so I added a 36mm extension tube.
This allowed me to get in tight on the dripping icicle in an effort to freeze (pun intended) the water droplets as they came off. With the ISO at 2000 I shot at 1/640 sec at f5. Even at this speed there was some slight motion blur in the drops which I liked. Timing was difficult and for the first time I actually did shoot a number of frames in secession. Here are three of my favourites where I thought the drops formed in an interesting way.