- Dec 21, 2009
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Thanks Paul - just glad you pointed us in the direction of Stewart Wood!You have mastered this very quickly Pete with these great results.
Cheers SG - let's see your results!Oh wow these are fantastic, I've got to try this.
Thanks MarcAwesome takes. Very Nice.
Cheers Ryan!These are great Pete.
Ha! Yeah, that was a bit of a surprise to me, too! I placed the seed at such a spot that there was room for the reflection, and with f11 and a good angleonthe camera, was lucky to catch it...but it was pure luck, reallyI went back to find the video. After watching, it appears you added an element (reflection) not in the video, that takes it to a whole new level. Care to share that part?
Thank you Mike. I've attached a quick photo of the setup below. Camera, 100mm macro lens with 34mm extension tubes, tripod, cable release, on camera flash at about 1/32 power, 1/160, f10 or f11, ISO 100. The plate was filled with watery milk, and the seed stuck into the blob of blu-tak, which was just below the surface. A variety of coloured backgrounds were waved around the edges of the plate at different points and different angles to see what happened with the reflections from the flash. The whole thing sat in a tray to stop milk from splashing all over the place.I used live view, so there was no need for mirror lock up., and, obviously, switched to manual focus with no anti vibration.Stunning results Pete! What was you setup for these. I am working my way up to doing a set like this.
You're welcome. Milk is a great substance for macro photos - with the drop machines, it produces amazing shots, as well!Pete I am so glad you posted this, I've been racking my brain my brain over how you got the reflective surface, and was to embarrassed to ask. I'd have never thought of milk!!!!