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Challenge: Warm Colors II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Apr 8, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 9, 2011

This is an orange sunflower that I found in the local grocery store. I mounted my 100mm macro on the Kenko Extension Tubes which give you 1.6 times larger image. Here are the extension tubes I used for this shot:

Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set

Some have asked how I got a nice and round water drop like this. One way to get that is to use a Syringe. Very slowly push and gently place the water drop on your subject. It works! The Syringe I used for this is one of those curved tip ones that can be found here:

Syringe

I lit this with a speedlight flash in a medium-sized softbox from right. You can see the reflection of my softbox in the waterdrop.

Woohoo, a new high for the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 127
Avg (all users): 7.5174
Avg (commenters): 8.8824
Avg (participants): 7.6508
Avg (non-participants): 7.4565
Views since voting: 6009
Views during voting: 390
Votes: 201
Comments: 45
Favorites: 21 (view)


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04/26/2011 11:45:33 AM
Congrats, Allen! Marvelous drop
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04/26/2011 12:35:40 AM
simply superb job !!!!
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04/24/2011 09:09:57 PM
Beautiful Allen!
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04/23/2011 08:00:02 PM
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Allen this is amazing to say the least...superb job...one question...how many of the tubes did you use...all 3 or which one(s)???


Thank you, Janine! I used all 3 extension tubes hooked up together. I always take the lens hood off when I use these tubes because when I use the tubes I get even closer to my subject that I normally would. It takes some time getting used to them and in my experience a little harder to focus with them on than without them, but they provide amazing results on tiny subjects.
04/23/2011 06:35:46 PM
Allen this is amazing to say the least...superb job...one question...how many of the tubes did you use...all 3 or which one(s)???
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04/22/2011 12:32:44 PM
Lovely stuff,Congrats.
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04/21/2011 01:06:34 PM
Truely Astounding work ! Thank you for posting your equip. & tips- very helpful :-)
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04/21/2011 01:32:04 AM
Absolutely Amazing! Gorgeous shot!
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04/20/2011 07:49:27 PM
Yep, this was by far the best of the lot..
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04/20/2011 07:08:32 PM
Oh how utterly inspiring!! Congratulations on a no-brainer for blue!
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04/20/2011 06:16:47 PM
Congratulations! This one really stood out as the winner.
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04/20/2011 12:07:42 PM
Absolutely beautiful!

Thank you for sharing your inof - Kenco tube set ordered!!!!!
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04/20/2011 11:22:06 AM
Congrats on the blue... one more feather!
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04/20/2011 09:21:21 AM
Congrats on blue!!
A 10 from me!

And thank you for sharing your process.
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04/20/2011 07:11:14 AM
my top scorer, i knew this would win.
congrats!
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04/20/2011 04:52:23 AM
Gorgeous...congrats once again. :)
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04/20/2011 03:54:12 AM
congrates...well deserved
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04/20/2011 03:22:10 AM
unbelievable, so nice!!
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04/20/2011 02:36:12 AM
Another amazing photo, congrats and very well deserved.
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04/20/2011 02:29:08 AM
Congratulation, amazing like always!!
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04/20/2011 12:43:24 AM
Very deserving of a ribbon! Nice work.
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04/20/2011 12:23:18 AM
Congrats Adam......yes, I was right. :o)
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04/20/2011 12:21:23 AM
AMAAAAZING SHOT!!! LOOOVE THIS! JUST BEAUTIFUL!
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04/20/2011 12:15:27 AM
Bravo. My top pick for this challenge with room to spare. Love this shot (and the lens, too)!!!
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04/20/2011 12:04:01 AM
congratulation well done :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2011 01:56:41 PM
I love this shot! :o)
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04/19/2011 06:56:56 AM
Excellent Image, deserves a good placing
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04/19/2011 04:25:01 AM
Done to perfection. Just gorgeous.
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04/18/2011 06:38:05 PM
10. Awesome shot.
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04/18/2011 02:59:00 AM
Stunning. 10
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04/18/2011 12:31:46 AM
Reflecting water drops are almost a photographic cliche...but not this shot. Beautifully executed.
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04/17/2011 12:54:46 PM
Wow! O.O
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04/17/2011 04:42:38 AM
Perfection!
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04/16/2011 11:03:35 AM
Top shot,love it.
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04/16/2011 04:30:51 AM
Gorgeous composition!
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04/16/2011 03:15:22 AM
Very nice image. My only criticism would be that this is an overused idea.
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04/15/2011 10:40:49 PM
nice photo
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04/15/2011 08:10:08 PM
I gave you a 10...Well done! Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful. Please share how you approached this, I would love to try it.
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04/15/2011 12:16:08 AM
Beautiful.
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04/14/2011 01:46:30 PM
Very nice, really sharp.
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04/13/2011 04:15:35 PM
Ooooh .. nice, nice !!
my 2 cents: maybe could have been better if it was cropped to show more of the droplet and just the petal that its resting on ?

How do you get such a perfect globule, btw ?
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04/13/2011 01:24:32 AM
Wow, what a lovely image!10
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04/13/2011 01:01:54 AM
Love it...great pic!
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04/13/2011 12:41:27 AM
Best in Challenge! Should be the Blue!!
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04/13/2011 12:21:35 AM
very cool, are should i say warm. Is there a trick to getting a nice round drop?
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