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Thank you for your response. I did this on my ping pong table, on a plastic container (which is on a giant one). I used (expired) Cherry Dr. Pepper. The pouring was done on purpose, didn't want to make a mess Andishoot in the vertical orientation so much, I wanted to try horizontal.and if you look directly below the mug, you see it isn't entirely floating, and liquid is on the container. I had done some high speed shots before
Water freeze by Ayers Photo, on Flickr
This was extremely difficult because I had a flash that could be a slave (a $30 Targus flash, but the T2i can't fire them either) so I had to hold the flash in me hand, remote shutter in the other, and drop the ice cube from my mouth... All at once.
Here's another from the same day:
Coffee Works2 by Ayers Photo, on Flickr
Besides the background, it addresses the points you made.
The last one:
WaterWorks by Ayers Photo, on Flickr
Not sure how, but somehow it came out Black and white.