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Crikey, what a set-up.....

Iris in a vase, drop of glycerine on the petal. Copper gerbera placed in a squash bottle in just the right position so as to reflect in the droplet. Hand held 150 watt halogen lamp to the left to light the gerbera then Sam holding another 150 watt halogen lamp to light the iris. All other lights out.

Tripod, f4 at 1.40 second to give emphasis to the droplet. Remote control

Tidy up in PS and hey presto

Hope you like, LARGE and F11 shows off the gerbera even better

Mike

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron 90mm Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Entrapment
Username:mikesmith mikesmith
Uploaded:18 Jan 2008 - 6:40 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants
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roverrat
roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 6:42 PM

Superb shot, beautiful strong colours. Well worth the effort Smile
Alexandra

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rogerbryan
rogerbryan e2 Member 10397 forum postsrogerbryan vcard United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 - 6:44 PM

Love this type of shot, but I am not sure if a reflected gerbera compliments the image or not.

Still a great shot though.

Roger

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 798 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 6:44 PM

Wow! stunning shot fantastic vibrant colours, well worth the effort.
Sylvia

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Rachy1821
Rachy1821  8 England
18 Jan 2008 - 6:45 PM

Wow, Stunning, very happy to give you a user award and hopefully it will get more than that too!!

Rachel

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dandeakin
dandeakin  6201 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 6:47 PM

great shot.

Dan

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
18 Jan 2008 - 6:52 PM

Stunning work again Mike

Dave

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User_Removed
18 Jan 2008 - 6:59 PM

worth a click just for the effort you have gone to, stunning shot

Rgds
Dave

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jamescoates
18 Jan 2008 - 7:00 PM

Superb macro work.
James

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
18 Jan 2008 - 7:22 PM

Clever work Mike. Very effective.
Freda

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 7:23 PM

Brilliant.
Tom.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 7:34 PM

A stunner, Mike, worth all that effort. Carol

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HelenNicol
18 Jan 2008 - 7:44 PM

Wonderful colours, lovely presentation

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8857 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 8:15 PM

Simply superb. An absolute stunner.
Alan.

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exposure e2 Member 101374 forum postsexposure vcard England
18 Jan 2008 - 8:25 PM

Beautiful lovely detail and colours tones and composition.
Pauline.

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BeiK
BeiK  8 Scotland
18 Jan 2008 - 8:38 PM

Makes a great abstract image with interesting colours.
Bitte

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ChristineL
18 Jan 2008 - 8:52 PM

a really neat image, I love it,
Chris.

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Possum
Possum  8148 forum posts England
18 Jan 2008 - 10:35 PM

Excellent work, Mike - you're on a roll with these HCs; well done!
Allie

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
18 Jan 2008 - 10:50 PM

Amazing shot Mike, well worth all the effort
Mandy

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vparmar
vparmar  9 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 - 11:09 PM

superb work Mike and congrts on HC

vinny

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 - 11:16 PM

wow thats beautiful
bunSmile

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DolphinLady
18 Jan 2008 - 11:27 PM

What you have achieved here Mike is utterly amazing.
A well deserved HC & RC...well done.
Hilary

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dven
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 - 11:32 PM

This is magic. well done on your HC and RC

dven

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shellby
shellby  932 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Jan 2008 - 12:22 AM

lovely

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2008 - 7:14 AM

Thanks for the HC Pete....two in three days, I must be getting better!!

Mike

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jkennedy
jkennedy  8 Indonesia1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2008 - 7:16 AM

Superb work and very effective. Well saturated colours and beautifully composed and presented. Great stuff Mike.
Cheers,
Joe

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MediumSizeUnavailable

Am I the only one who sees a photo taken of a nude woman lying down? The purple/yellow part being her breast, the droplet her nipple and the red part her out of focus leg ? Be it all done with some strange but very appealing colour casts.

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2008 - 7:46 AM

Yes Koen you perv.

Very well done here, perhaps a bit fussy in the old border department but that's a personal thing. Congrats on the HC.

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viscostatic
19 Jan 2008 - 9:10 AM

A well thought out technique resulting in a really beautiful image.
Phil.

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
19 Jan 2008 - 3:42 PM

beautiful work, Mike........and a well deserved HC too........

Jouko

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clo99
clo99  7 England
19 Jan 2008 - 6:27 PM

This is sooo clever - thanks for letting us in on your methods. Clo

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shortski
shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2008 - 6:42 PM

Stunning, and as I thought when I saw it yesterday-I am going to have a go at that-so today I did!!...jojo

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2008 - 9:21 PM

Congrats on the HC and a beautifully creative shot, Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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PLCimagery e2 Member 877 forum postsPLCimagery vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2008 - 9:57 PM

Excellent!

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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2008 - 1:15 AM

Well done on the HC Mike, very creative shot.

Lisa

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2008 - 2:32 PM

Absolutely brilliant work of art - Jude.

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flowerted
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21 Jan 2008 - 8:21 AM

fantastic shot mike love it loads
ted

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 6:46 PM

A breathtakingly beautiful image, such wonderful colours and so artistic, congratulations on a fully deserved HC award

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Hop-A-Long
22 Jan 2008 - 7:01 PM

Stunning image.
Andy

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pacman
pacman  1029 forum posts Ireland
3 Feb 2008 - 9:03 PM

beautiful

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2008 - 11:25 PM

stunning picture.

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zanzibarwinds
21 Mar 2008 - 10:15 AM

Been a macro fan, this I find particularily superb. Nice work Mike.

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Artois
Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2008 - 6:02 PM

superb and different

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PJImage
PJImage  753 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 - 5:10 PM

Great Work

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 - 6:28 PM

i do not know what to say this is fantastic sharp and brill colours

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photophantom
25 May 2008 - 7:53 AM

amazing.............

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Paddy
Paddy  11254 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2008 - 7:17 AM

just fantastic worth all your effort ... SmileP

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AnthonyF
AnthonyF  6 England
15 Jul 2008 - 7:20 PM

love the colour,s very nice Smile

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gcarth
gcarth e2 Member 102289 forum postsgcarth vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 8:43 PM

Lovely creative shot. A Fine abstract with very beautiful colours.

Garth

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fvg
fvg  5 Argentina
4 Jan 2009 - 5:33 PM

Wonderful Colors! excellent Comp

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chunky1972
31 Jan 2009 - 9:29 AM

What a shot Thanks for the vote.

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2009 - 7:41 PM

Absolutely amazing. Ann

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motorsportpictures

Just breathtaking.
Scott

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Tracey_McGovern
Tracey_McGovern e2 Member 6Tracey_McGovern vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2009 - 10:17 PM

Very clever, excellent. Love the colours. Tracey

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howlinstein
9 Jun 2009 - 8:51 PM

Superb, truly awesome.

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barry john
barry john  1025 forum posts England
29 Jul 2009 - 1:32 PM

Brilliant shot we worth the award and a great set up Mike

Barry John

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Maria5
Maria5  4 Spain
26 Sep 2010 - 7:49 PM

I love love this pic!!!

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kforeman
kforeman  5 England
24 Oct 2010 - 7:24 PM

great shot wish i had the knowledge to do stuff like that

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