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Drop of Colour

Drop of Colour
著作権: Gary Johnson (Ash249) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 58 N: 193] (1712)
ジャンル: 場所
メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2005-04-23
カテゴリー: Experimental
カメラ: Fuji S7000z, f2.8 55mm inverted (reverse) macro lens
Exposure: f/5.6, 30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Drops ... [view contributor(s)]
アップロードした日: 2005-05-13 11:18
ページビュー: 3081
お気に入り: 3 [view]
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Here's my second shot to share with you.

I'd read about super macro shots using an old 35mm SLR style lens, on backwards! My father luckily still had a few lenses. I "borrowed" a 55mm f2.8 lens, made a few mods to the mount and started shooting anything small.
This was one of the better ones, a drop of water showing the reflected (or is it defracted?) flower in the background.
Tripod mounted with delayed shutter release to minimise shake, full zoom and croped.
Focusing and vignetting are major problems, must get a f1.2 lens I think ;)

Anyway, critique/comments are most welcome.


mspixalot, annagrace, maleentjeh, WALTERito, Mapeix-br, sbelkoski, Pepper13, szatanowska has marked this note useful
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  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-13 11:27]

Very beautiful capture and perfect,I think,refraction.
Very well done.

awsome macro :)
the reflection in the water droplet is beautiful

awesome! very creative. . . . wish I could do that -- LOL!

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  • fox- Gold Star Critiquer [C: 73 W: 8 N: 6] (537)
  • [2005-05-13 11:53]

Gary , this shot is simply perfect !
Thanks for it.


Wow, what a great capture! An interesting note, too. I had never heard about putting a lens on backwards. Did you notice the refraction before you shot it?

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  • Isamar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 112] (2354)
  • [2005-05-13 12:14]

Great shot!! Beautiful!!

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  • elkab Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 71 W: 46 N: 41] (743)
  • [2005-05-13 12:34]

Very good macro photo, looks like painting.

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  • Maru Gold Star Critiquer [C: 471 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-13 12:46]

Hi Gary,
absolute amazing shot! very creative way to get a macro shot with a great final result :o)
the world in a waterdrop!! the composition is exquisite.

Hi Gary, awesome ! beautiful drop and beautiful colors !


Excellent macro with the droplet in perfect focus. TFS, Paul.

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  • amm Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 219 W: 30 N: 85] (634)
  • [2005-05-13 13:19]

Cr饌tivit, beaut et originalit

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  • SILVA Gold Star Critiquer [C: 321 W: 0 N: 0] (3917)
  • [2005-05-13 13:47]

wow..what a great work..love it!!!

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  • ghazg (29)
  • [2005-05-13 14:13]

My God !!!!!

Very good eye of your to capture htis one
love it

Absolutly great!! Very well seen and capture, it make us discover the beauty of nature. Very well done!!

Most wonderful Gary ! A combination of the 'natural lens' with a shape that ressembles a biting snake. Good observation and realisation. A warm welcome to TL.

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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2005-05-13 20:21]

ahah, wonderful twice.
congrats, Gary, well done!

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-05-13 21:17]

I am very impressed by that picture! Great originality,creativity and beauty! Congrats! MIchel

The reflections in geeral are so full of good surprises. Here is a great one! A Flower composition in just one drop of water... Great! :o)

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  • nahal Silver Star Critiquer [C: 29 W: 3 N: 3] (84)
  • [2005-05-15 11:22]
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it's really perfect, I have never seen such a macro before.
thank you for sharing it .
fantastic !

Very lovely idea Gary, very creative, I have see that nice effect once on TE, look here at Frederic's picture.

The colours are bright and attractive and the sharpness excellent but you got fine noises which are a little disturbing the smoothness of the drop, a bit of a pity...

Excellent macro with a lovely reflection in the water drop. Well done. I am intrigued with the way you mounted the lens on backwards. The results are good.

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 75 N: 80] (1764)
  • [2005-08-14 1:15]

Very nice capture. Excellent and very creative way to make this beautiful drop simply perfect. I like it.

Wow, what a great capture! An interesting note, too. I had never thought about putting a lens on backwards. Great originality, creativity and beauty!

Hi Gary,
a wonderful shot - I love the little flower-world inside the drop, good focus here and pretty colours. Very well done, I love to see drop-shots of other members, bye and kind regards
Sabine - wishnugaruda

This is so technically good and beautiful. Thank you for describing your technique. Best of luck, Danilo

Amazing, stunning, excellent.

Wow...It is amazing picture...perfect!!!

Merveilleuse photo. Couleurs magnifiques!
J'ai aussi travaill beaucoup pour voir au fond de la goutte...
Mais l'agrandissement a ses limites!
Heureusement pas ma curiosit ;-)


Ooh Gary, Well captured. I love reading the notes that peole write. The reflection in the droplet is intense. TFS


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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 2 N: 876] (11862)
  • [2007-03-19 21:23]

WoW !
A great shot! A beautiful image!
Brazilian cheers,

Excellent super macro shot Gary. A little out of focus and some noise but great color and detail. All things considered, well done. :)

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-02-09 2:10]

excellent capture
good colors

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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-02-11 6:10]

backward macro, i read article on net about this technique before when i reach for info for macro shooting. amazing capture of the waterdroplet

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3812 W: 2533 N: 15] (70)
  • [2010-03-13 18:29]

Hello Gary,

Fantastic work with lovely detail of the reflection on the droplet!
Congratulations and TFS

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