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Full Critique Weeds and water...

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Suddenly found the garden full of dandelion clocks, and remembered that @rebel06 had posted a few shots a bit ago. So, I watched the link in his piece, and had a go...cheers Paul!

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Great stuff, Pete. I like all of them.
 

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You have mastered this very quickly Pete with these great results.
 

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Oh wow these are fantastic, I've got to try this.
 

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Awesome takes. Very Nice.
 

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These are great Pete.
 

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Cheers SG - let's see your results
I 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?
 

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I 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?
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, really
 

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Stunning results Pete! What was you setup for these. I am working my way up to doing a set like this.
 

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Stunning results Pete! What was you setup for these. I am working my way up to doing a set like this.
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.rig.jpg
 

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...oh, and a hypodermic syringe to place the water drop, and an atomiser spray to spray the fine droplets - lakes loads of squirts though.
 

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The plate was filled with watery milk
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!!!!
 

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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!!!!
You're welcome. Milk is a great substance for macro photos - with the drop machines, it produces amazing shots, as well!
 

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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!!!!
 

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Superb results :clapping: :clapping:
 

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Been to Ryan’s thread which linked to here ...

Like his shots, these are wonderful and thank you for the BTS* photo too.

*Behind the scene
 

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Been to Ryan’s thread which linked to here ...

Like his shots, these are wonderful and thank you for the BTS* photo too.

*Behind the scene
You're welcome Edward!
 

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You’re on a roll Pete, these are great, thanks for sharing.
 
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