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Blue eyes

Blue eyes
Photo Information
Copyright: Dejan Ban (Hillo) (50)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-30
Categories: Abstract
Camera: Pentax K-5, Sigma 70-300 f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-27 9:39
Viewed: 1357
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had more than a hundred photos taken to catch this one, there's few other satisfying photos from this session but this one turned out the best.

Something about the setup:
I had a dropper from the infusion bottle taped over the pan of water and connected to a plastic 1.5L bottle of water. Needle on the thread taped to dropper and lowered to touch the water surface. That represented the pendant and helped me to see where exactly the drops will fall into the water and manually focus exactly that place (needle helps a lot because it is very thin object an easy to focus at).
Camera on the tripod, front element of the lens about 60 cm away from the dropping place, lens set at 190mm and manually focused as described. Behind the pan was the flower (big blurry one as you can see it) and behind all of that was shiny blue canvas. Manual flash set alongside the scene directed to blue canvas and remotely triggered with radio trigger which was mounted to the camera hot shoe. Flash bounced from blue canvas and that explains the blue water. Dropping frequency was about 2-3 drops/sec and all I had to do was pressing the shutter and waiting for the satisfying photo to show up on display. Shutter was triggered also remotely so I couldn't accidently move the camera and disturb the focus point.
Hope you like the photo!

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2014-03-27 12:44]

Patience is a virtue....all good things come to those who wait.

A vision of beauty showing all this is good with photography.


Hi Dejan
Planning, patience and dedication has made this a very good shot. Excellent capture.

Hi Dejan, Success needs sacrifices. Amazing result from your hard work. Best regards

A wonderful and remarkable capture. Too good for me.

Far East blue flower eyecome
One of the technical and accurate experiments by great scene and artwork
Indeed great note and performance well done DEJAN BAN

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