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Blue drops


 

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite 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

 
 
 

Janet Detota
 

Looks like a lot of work went into this! Excellent job! Love the colors anc clarity!


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September 24, 2004

 

Jennifer Brooke Chao
  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.


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September 24, 2004

 
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  Excellent, Larae!! Beautiful!


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September 24, 2004

 

LaRae Roberts
  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.


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September 25, 2004

 

Jennifer Rennison
  Fabulous image, LaRae! Congratulations!


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October 15, 2004

 

Janet Detota
  Way to go, LaRae!


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October 16, 2004

 

Janet Detota
  Alright, LaRae! Congratulations on winning second place!!


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October 18, 2004

 

Cynthia M. Anning
  Hey - this is wonderful, pretty, and VERY creative! Congrats! =0)


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October 18, 2004

 

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


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October 19, 2004

 

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


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October 19, 2004

 

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


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October 20, 2004

 

Marianne S. Jensen
  LaRae.....Awesome image! Well deserving of First Place!

Would you mind sharing how you set up this shot?

Thanks


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October 20, 2004

 

LaRae Roberts
  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!


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October 21, 2004

 

Marianne S. Jensen
  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!


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October 21, 2004

 

Leonard Pierce
  Congratulations on your Second Place win LaRae!!!


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October 21, 2004

 

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


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October 29, 2004

 

Mary K. Robison
  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!


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May 27, 2005

 

LaRae Roberts
  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.


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May 28, 2005

 
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