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Challenge: Macro VII (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Home
Date: Oct 3, 2010
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2010


[Oct. 7th, 2010 02:34:05 PM]

Macro of my eye. The circular catchlight is from my homemade ringflash. I took a disposable aluminum carryout pan and cut a hole in the center to fit a section of cardboard tube. I used duct tape to fasten the tube to the pan. I then cut a window in the side to fit the end of my Speedlight. Used a circular piece of parchment paper for the "lens".

For the shot, I mounted the camera on a tripod and slid the center tube of my ringflash over the camera lens. Used a wired remote trigger and handheld the speedlight in position and fired off-camera using D80 in Commander mode.

[Oct. 7th, 2010 05:22:41 PM]

Got the idea for the homemade ringlight from the latest issue of Popular Photography.

Place: 47 out of 168
Avg (all users): 5.8346
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 5.5077
Avg (non-participants): 6.1774
Views since voting: 769
Views during voting: 306
Votes: 127
Comments: 7
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/11/2010 12:44:43 AM
Read your notes, read the article in PP also. This is an awesome shot. The ringflash is right on. Such incredible detail. I thought this would've placed much higher. Gave you a 9 FWIW.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2010 11:07:17 PM
Logically the reflection should not be removed. still good though.
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10/07/2010 05:38:17 PM
nice ring flash ;)
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10/07/2010 12:44:35 PM
why this is awsome
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10/06/2010 02:18:13 PM
Very cool catchlight. Somehow this looks like a predator's eye - evil and hungry :) Amazing detail in the Iris. My top 5 for this challenge.
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10/06/2010 12:59:02 AM
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10/04/2010 08:20:24 PM
Wow. great photo. 1 of my favorites.
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