By ColouredImages    
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


Tags: Flowers and plants Flash and lighting

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18 Jan 2008 6:42PM
Superb shot, beautiful strong colours. Well worth the effort Smile

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rogerbryan 12 397 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 6:44PM
Love this type of shot, but I am not sure if a reflected gerbera compliments the image or not.

Still a great shot though.

18 Jan 2008 6:44PM
Wow! stunning shot fantastic vibrant colours, well worth the effort.
Rachy1821 10 3 England
18 Jan 2008 6:45PM
Wow, Stunning, very happy to give you a user award and hopefully it will get more than that too!!

dandeakin 9 209 3 England
18 Jan 2008 6:47PM
great shot.

Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
18 Jan 2008 6:52PM
Stunning work again Mike

User_Removed 9 485 13 England
18 Jan 2008 6:59PM
worth a click just for the effort you have gone to, stunning shot

18 Jan 2008 7:00PM
Superb macro work.
piccy 10 8 Wales
18 Jan 2008 7:22PM
Clever work Mike. Very effective.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
18 Jan 2008 7:23PM
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
18 Jan 2008 7:34PM
A stunner, Mike, worth all that effort. Carol
18 Jan 2008 7:44PM
Wonderful colours, lovely presentation
Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 8:15PM
Simply superb. An absolute stunner.
exposure Plus
12 3.8k England
18 Jan 2008 8:25PM
Beautiful lovely detail and colours tones and composition.
BeiK 10 7 Scotland
18 Jan 2008 8:38PM
Makes a great abstract image with interesting colours.
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 8:52PM
a really neat image, I love it,
Possum 10 148 England
18 Jan 2008 10:35PM
Excellent work, Mike - you're on a roll with these HCs; well done!
MandsH 9 England
18 Jan 2008 10:50PM
Amazing shot Mike, well worth all the effort
vparmar 12 7 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 11:09PM
superb work Mike and congrts on HC

bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 11:16PM
wow thats beautiful
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
18 Jan 2008 11:27PM
What you have achieved here Mike is utterly amazing.
A well deserved HC & RC...well done.
dven Plus
11 25 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 11:32PM
This is magic. well done on your HC and RC

shellby 11 32 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2008 12:22AM
19 Jan 2008 7:14AM
Thanks for the HC Pete....two in three days, I must be getting better!!

jkennedy 10 4 1 Indonesia
19 Jan 2008 7:16AM
Superb work and very effective. Well saturated colours and beautifully composed and presented. Great stuff Mike.
19 Jan 2008 7:41AM
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.
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
19 Jan 2008 7:46AM
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.
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2008 9:10AM
A well thought out technique resulting in a really beautiful image.
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
19 Jan 2008 3:42PM
beautiful work, Mike........and a well deserved HC too........

clo99 9 England
19 Jan 2008 6:27PM
This is sooo clever - thanks for letting us in on your methods. Clo
shortski 10 3 1 England
19 Jan 2008 6:42PM
Stunning, and as I thought when I saw it yesterday-I am going to have a go at that-so today I did!!...jojo
glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
19 Jan 2008 9:21PM
Congrats on the HC and a beautifully creative shot, Spot on! Click!!!

PLCimagery 10 77 1 England
19 Jan 2008 9:57PM
LisaRose 10 172 4 United States
20 Jan 2008 1:15AM
Well done on the HC Mike, very creative shot.

JudeC 9 6 3 England
20 Jan 2008 2:32PM
Absolutely brilliant work of art - Jude.
flowerted 12 105 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2008 8:21AM
fantastic shot mike love it loads
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Jan 2008 6:46PM
A breathtakingly beautiful image, such wonderful colours and so artistic, congratulations on a fully deserved HC award
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
22 Jan 2008 7:01PM
Stunning image.
pacman 12 29 Ireland
3 Feb 2008 9:03PM
8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2008 11:25PM
stunning picture.
zanzibarwinds 13 205 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2008 10:15AM
Been a macro fan, this I find particularily superb. Nice work Mike.
Artois 10 405 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 6:02PM
superb and different
PJImage 9 53 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 5:10PM
Great Work
29 Apr 2008 6:28PM
i do not know what to say this is fantastic sharp and brill colours
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
25 May 2008 7:53AM
Paddy 13 254 8 England
14 Jun 2008 7:17AM
just fantastic worth all your effort ... SmileP
15 Jul 2008 7:20PM
love the colour,s very nice Smile
gcarth Plus
12 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2008 8:43PM
Lovely creative shot. A Fine abstract with very beautiful colours.

fvg 7 Argentina
4 Jan 2009 5:33PM
Wonderful Colors! excellent Comp
chunky1972 8 2 1 Northern Ireland
31 Jan 2009 9:29AM
What a shot Thanks for the vote.
Oliverpants 7 2 2 England
17 Mar 2009 7:41PM
Absolutely amazing. Ann
20 Mar 2009 7:31AM
Just breathtaking.
25 Apr 2009 10:17PM
Very clever, excellent. Love the colours. Tracey
9 Jun 2009 8:51PM
Superb, truly awesome.
barry john 12 25 England
29 Jul 2009 1:32PM
Brilliant shot we worth the award and a great set up Mike

Barry John
Maria5 6 2 Spain
26 Sep 2010 7:49PM
I love love this pic!!!
kforeman 7 1 England
24 Oct 2010 7:24PM
great shot wish i had the knowledge to do stuff like that

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