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Discussion in 'Past Entries' started by RobertP, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. RobertP

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    Thought I'd better get my finger out and get my entry done and in.

    I have long been impressed with macro shots of water drops where the water acts as a lens - so I thought I would have a go. I set up by our little garden pond to get a shot of it in a drop of water on a frond of bracken. Took plenty from different angles and got lovely shots with pebbles and rocks in the 'lens'.

    Trouble was you could not really work out what the drop image was - even though it was clear. So I grabbed a picture of the earth... stuck it to a stick and set it behind the water lens and this is the result.

    No edititing apart from cropping to size. Taken about an hour ago. Water drops are wide angle lenses so I should have trimmed the white off the picture :D

    edit: Taken with 70-200 f4L set to f8, removed and put on a 50mm long stack of spacer tubes. Camera (20D) on tripod.
     
  2. mattym

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    nice idea! good bit of 'out the box' thinking there
     
  3. stevegreen

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    How did you manage to grab a picture of the earth then? :laugh:

    As matty said, great idea and well executed. The white 'strip' just above the earth is a little off putting for me, you could maybe crop the top a little too, to get rid of the other leaf just coming into view. Minor points!

    Good effort!
     
  4. RobertP

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    Google images and a printer :)

    The white strips are at the sides - top one was folded over the stick :rotfl:
     
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    Great idea !!. Coposition doesn't work at the moment for me. I think a tighter crop round water droplet & end of leaf , using 1/3 rule would add more impact.
     
  6. RobertP

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    You may be right, but I'll leave it as it is.

    The depth of field is so shallow that the leaf being in focus in the upper area of the shot seemed a bit of a bonus. I had an awful lot with nothing in focus at all :)
     
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    That's excellent Robert
     

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