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Blue drops
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Blue drops
Blue drops
Nikon 28-105 Macro lense. Southeastern exposure of natural light. This was not an easy shot but I am pleased with the end result.
© LaRae Roberts
Nikon F100 SLR Cam...
 
 
 
Janet Detota
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member since: 1/4/2004
    Looks like a lot of work went into this! Excellent job! Love the colors anc clarity!

9/24/2004 8:11:55 AM

 
Jennifer Brooke Chao
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member since: 9/24/2004
 

What a gorgeous shot!

I love the way the pattern and clarity of the flower image reflected in the droplets contrast with the out-of-focus flower in the background.

9/24/2004 10:32:48 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Excellent, Larae!! Beautiful!

9/24/2004 11:30:28 AM

 
LaRae Roberts
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member since: 9/24/2004
 

Thanks Dan, Jennifer and Janet. This was my first entry on this site. I really enjoyed the challenge of this one, and it was challenging.

9/25/2004 9:45:16 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

member since: 1/10/2004
 

Fabulous image, LaRae! Congratulations!

10/15/2004 10:10:05 PM

 
Janet Detota
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member since: 1/4/2004
 

Way to go, LaRae!

10/16/2004 4:20:22 AM

 
Janet Detota
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member since: 1/4/2004
 

Alright, LaRae! Congratulations on winning second place!!

10/18/2004 2:46:55 PM

 
Cynthia M. Anning
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member since: 10/2/2002
 

Hey - this is wonderful, pretty, and VERY creative! Congrats! =0)

10/18/2004 5:20:03 PM

 
Tyranni Sliger
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member since: 1/23/2002
 

Congrats :) I have a photo very simular to this... but the background is black :)

10/19/2004 2:05:42 PM

 
Donna L. Cuic
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member since: 12/5/2003
 

I love these type shots. Very nicely done. Congrats on your win.
Donna

10/19/2004 6:33:37 PM

 
LaRae Roberts
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member since: 9/24/2004
 

Thank you all for your positive comments. It is an encouragement to keep on doing what I love to do.

10/20/2004 10:22:55 AM

 
Marianne Jensen
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member since: 5/9/2003
 

LaRae.....Awesome image! Well deserving of First Place!

Would you mind sharing how you set up this shot?

Thanks

10/20/2004 10:53:26 AM

 
LaRae Roberts
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member since: 9/24/2004
 

This is what I did to set up this shot. I used two aluminum pipe saw horses and put two boards across, then I put the fabric over the whole thing letting the center fall down to hold the flower away from the glass. This is to prevent unwanted material like the boards to reflect in the drops. I put the glass over the fabric and boards which were the support for the glass. Of course the flower goes under the glass letting the fabric cradle it gently. You have to raise and lower the fabric till you have the right focus and depth of field and then using a syringe from a printer ink refill kit I put drops of rainx and water mix all over the glass. I then took several shots at different exposures looking for shallow depth of field. I hope this is not too confusing to any of you. Good Luck!

10/21/2004 7:19:26 AM

 
Marianne Jensen
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member since: 5/9/2003
 

Thank you so much for taking the time to send your instructions! They weren't confusing at all and I really appreciate it. I've tried this type of shot without success. Your method of draping the fabric under the glass is great!

10/21/2004 8:39:56 AM

 
Leonard Pierce
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member since: 3/31/2001
 

Congratulations on your Second Place win LaRae!!!

10/21/2004 6:54:30 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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member since: 12/27/2003
 

Congrats on this amazing photo and thanks so much for explaining how it is done! Keep up the great work!

10/29/2004 2:34:16 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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First of all, LaRae, a very belated CONGRATULATIONS! on your well-earned win for this very first entry at bp last fall!
Second, it's been a real pleasure to browse your gallery this afternoon. Your camera and your view of the world make a great team!

5/27/2005 1:25:19 PM

 
LaRae Roberts
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member since: 9/24/2004
 

Thank you Mary. I really enjoyed browsing through your eyes of your world. You are very creative. It shows in all the finalist awards that you have. Keep it up.

5/28/2005 4:23:52 AM

 
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