11/366 – water on a blade of grass
I recently saw an amazing shot by a Flickr user named Lord V he is a master of macro and produces some truly unbelievable images. Well the image I saw was of water drops on a blade of grass with a flower being refracted in the drops, it is pretty amazing. I read his tutorial on doing it and thought I’d give it a try. I failed big time, mostly b/c I was limited to grabbing a handful of grass and bringing it inside and then deciding to work in a small area, oh and I also didn’t have a flower to put in the back, so yea I was doomed from the start. I figured I’d just take the opportunity tto get some good shots of water droplets on the blade of grass and that’s what I did. This here is a large drop on top of a blade of grass and a small droplet on the side/bottom. The blue is from a Cookie Monster toy that was just in the back (it worked well to add some color, wish I planned it that way).
Overall I really like the shot and realize it’s just the beginning, I plan on trying more like this and even have a couple of tricks up my sleeve for next time.
Photo Details: Nikon D700, 20mm f/2.8 reversed on a Kenko Uniplustube 25DG on 3 Zeikos tubes (12, 20, 36), lens at f/2.8, 1/200th, iso 200.
1 sb-600 camera left at 1/4 power in a Lumiquest LTP softbox, triggered with RF-602’s