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Eyes

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Eyes
Eyes
This is a macro,not photoshopped art
© Elizabeth J. Bernier
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Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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    Very nice work, great details!


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12/9/2006 7:25:34 PM

 
Carlton Ward
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Great work, love the colors, contrast and effects.


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12/9/2006 8:49:52 PM

 
Elizabeth J. Bernier
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Thank you so much for your kind words Donna and Carlton!!! :)


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12/10/2006 6:59:05 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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One of my very favorites of yours Beth. I love the effect from the feather reflections in the drops and they way they float across with the big eye in the background. Very nice flow and rhythm.


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12/10/2006 2:17:53 PM

 
Christopher Delaney
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Great stuff! How did you do this? I tried to do something to this effect with no avail! I used a clean slate of glass and put a few things under it, but could not get any of the droplets to show an image. I would love to know how this was done. I won't tell, pinkie promise!


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12/23/2006 8:01:34 PM

 
Elizabeth J. Bernier
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Hi Chris...I never mind sharing info...I think as photographers we should try to help one another when we can.Honestly I'm not sure if my info will help or not...I tried to share what I did with someone else before but they couldn't get the same result...not sure why...but I did use glycerin for the drops instead of water...and I do believe that the only light source in the room was shining only on the feather....the pane of glass was several inches above the feather and I remember I had to move around the glass/drops until I saw the reflection in the drops through my lens...and I used my Canon 100mm macro lens...I purposely ran one drop into another with my finger for the long drop.The main thing I would suggest is just to keep playing with this idea...that's what I did when I did it...it took a while of my trying before I got it right that day ..I wanted something a little different from what I typically saw others doing so it would be unique.Hope this helps...good luck with yours!


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12/24/2006 5:30:34 AM

 
Christopher Delaney
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Thanks so much! ? is glycerin a type of oil, where can I get it? I may have something around the house simular. When I began this hobby I never knew how many beautiful things were in my own backyard and kitchen sink! I am finding out that photography makes you look at the world around us so differently, its awesome. Thanks again!


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12/24/2006 7:03:24 AM

 
Elizabeth J. Bernier
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Chris the glycerine I used is generally used in baking...there is another type but it is not ingestable,and I don't know how that one works for the purpose we are using it...the main purpose in the baking type is that it keeps icing soft and creates a sheen ...if you can't find it I was thinking corn syrup would work the same manner,it's clear like the glycerine and quite thick in much the same way ...with the glycerine.. that is mainly found in any store that specializes in baking items...however I found mine in a Michael's craft store believe it or not! If you have one near you just ask the clerk to show you where it is...they don't tend to keep much stocked and it can be dificult to spot in all the other goods there.Merry Christmas to you! :)


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12/24/2006 8:38:27 AM

 
Christopher Delaney
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Thanks Again!I will be looking for some soon!


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12/24/2006 9:09:03 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Awesome Beth! Very creative!

jo ann c.


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1/8/2007 8:10:11 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Great effects and colors!


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1/12/2007 5:11:18 PM

 
Elizabeth J. Bernier
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Thank you everyone!!! ;)


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1/25/2007 8:29:33 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Big Congratulations Elizabeth..great work!!


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1/25/2007 8:31:36 AM

 
Christopher Delaney
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Big congratz! This is one of my favorites!


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1/25/2007 11:51:51 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations Beth on this wonderful finalist and best of luck in the next round! This is one of my very favorites of yours and I'm soooo glad to see it make it.


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1/25/2007 2:22:36 PM

 
Nick Lagos
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Definitely one of the best and most creative "drop" pics I've ever seen.... big congrats Beth


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1/25/2007 4:38:15 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Awesome ...2nd Place...Big Congratulations to you Beth. I'm thrilled to see this one make it Luv!


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1/25/2007 7:08:43 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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So cool Beth. Fantastic imagination, creativity and work! Congratulations on your WIN!


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1/25/2007 7:35:50 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner.


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1/25/2007 7:50:25 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Elizabeth...Congratulations AGAIN! This one WAS a real EYE opener!


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1/25/2007 8:24:17 PM

 
Susana Heide
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This is soooo very cretive!! Many congrats on this WIN Elizabeth and thanks for sharing the info!!


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1/25/2007 8:27:58 PM

 
Christopher Delaney
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Congratz again and thanks for the tips!


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1/25/2007 8:31:37 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations once AGAIN, Elizabeth!!!


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1/26/2007 4:20:09 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Elizabeth, congratulations on your Second Place Win.


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1/26/2007 10:09:15 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Well, this was your month Beth! 3 big winners!!! Wonderfully creative and a well deserved win! CONGRATS!!


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1/26/2007 5:40:25 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Great job!!!!!! Congrats!


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1/27/2007 3:31:11 AM

 
Patricia (Pat) C. Exum
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Awesome! and Congratulations!
Love that you wrote up how you did this, it is so Kool!


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1/27/2007 5:16:10 AM

 
Ali Aldoukhi
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Big COngrats Beth. Very standing out work and realy has its own characters originality.
Thank u for sharing info, very kind tips
and it is to say how photography makes open eyes on new things.


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1/29/2007 7:32:32 AM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Excellant photo Elizibeth. I might try getting some glycerine also. Is the blue from the table beneath the feather? The drops really create a great sharpness effect and increases the realism of it so much. Congratulations!
Pat


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2/13/2007 9:48:25 AM

 
Angela Garibay
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Elizabeth, what a lovely photo!! and I am proud of you that you were able to achieve those effects on your own ratther than photoshop. While I computers are great and so do the results, I think that your own creativity is priceless! Keep up the wonderful work!


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2/13/2007 5:25:44 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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This is a super, eye-catching droplet image! One of the best I've seen! (Just came up on the home page today.) Congratulations!


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2/27/2007 10:35:21 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very, very Pretty!


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4/13/2007 7:26:38 PM

 
Amanda Chapman
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Very cool shot Elizabeth!!
And thank you so much for sharing your techinque! So many photographers won't let you in on even the smallest tricks...which I can understand but I do appreciate you sharing yours...I've learned something new today thanks to you!!


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7/2/2007 8:56:56 AM

 
Duane Carter
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Wow... I love this one, beautiful colors and the results of your diligence with the setup are awesome!!! Creative and stimulating of thought.


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10/12/2007 8:51:19 AM

 
Carolyn M. DAlessandro
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Outstanding! congratulations for the time and effort. congratulations for the clarity and originality.And congratulations for your WIN...Bravo,well done!


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