Hey thanks, both renders here were made with different HDRI maps from HDRI haven. I added a render tag for the bottles, unchecking "visible in shadows" except for the bottle without the rubber sleeve in the first render.
Looking good! I'm curious if you've ever seen a label printed in such way that you had to look through the liquid to see it? Or your own idea?
For the last render (yellow bottle is tilted) the perspective seen on the left and right-most caps is a bit of a put off to me (but I'm on the fence somewhat)
Of course you're right, it's the distortion I have to be very careful with when I use a wide angle lens in photography. In this case I was going after the "hero" feel hehe.. looking up to the bottles with a wide angle. It works very well if the subject is in the center of the frame, and it gets distorted like this as you move to the sides.