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Strawberry & Cream II

By afyfe  
Had another go to try and improve my technique. Increased the consistency of the cream but that meant I had to throw the strawberry into it, which then increased its speed and became a flash sync experience.

Learnt alot and hopefully it has improved. If you get the chance read up on Harold E. Edgerton - what a clever chap he was !

Tags: Close-up and macro Flash and lighting

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10 12 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2006 7:02AM
Really nice image this! Well taken.

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23 Aug 2006 7:15AM
Great shot!!

crash39 10 24 England
23 Aug 2006 7:26AM
Excellent! looks like the strawberry is just nestling in a hole.

jonlonbla 10 4 England
23 Aug 2006 7:29AM
Excellent work. Your persistence has paid off. Click
AlanBW 10 20 England
23 Aug 2006 7:44AM
Great timing, well done!
MarkT 11 119 2 England
23 Aug 2006 7:49AM
Better than the previous upload because it was slightly burnt-out, this one isn't though - nice work.

keith47 10 22 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2006 8:38AM
Excellent timing to produce a great photo. Detail on strawberry is amazing.
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
23 Aug 2006 8:48AM
Great work, well done. PAul
phillj 10 2 England
23 Aug 2006 8:53AM
How many takes. well captured.

afyfe 12 270
23 Aug 2006 9:04AM
this one took about 4 or 5 takes believe it or not. I read up a bit and then played with the lightin, blew a flash bulb then resorted to the other flash head and some reflectors. The secret is the depth of your cream. Smile
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
23 Aug 2006 9:37AM
Really excellent. The timing is very good.

Dennie 12 260 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2006 9:39AM
Another great shot Andrew i could just eat that strawberry its making my mouth water. Lovely crown. Denise x

how are the dogs doing x
RichardRH 10 29 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2006 10:21AM
A simple and effective image that I'm sure was far from simple to capture.
afyfe 12 270
23 Aug 2006 10:29AM
its not as hard as all that. if you are going to have a go, set your lighting up, and then get your bowl of cream, make sure the cream is not deeper than the size of the strawberry. You are aiming to capture the strawberry as it hits the bottom of the container and becomes stationary whilst still displacing the cream. all pretty easy stuff Smile
n.towndrow 12 4
23 Aug 2006 4:33PM
Brilliant! Clever shot. I wouldn't have thought about the depth of the cream thing.
PLCimagery 10 77 1 England
23 Aug 2006 5:55PM
thie works really well

really like it

silverwolf 15 7 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2006 6:08PM
Excellent capture and exposure is spot on.
JuliaB 11 110 2 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2006 8:04PM
great piece of work; well worth the effort
jjwithamlao 10 5 1 England
25 Aug 2006 7:51AM
really good shot. The effort paid off for sure!
25 Aug 2006 9:23PM
What great timing and clarity! Well done!

pijin1 11
25 Aug 2006 9:36PM
wonderful Grin strawberries and cream what else do ya need Grin
afyfe 12 270
25 Aug 2006 9:38PM
thank you again for the great comments and the RC appreciated.
rdown 12
31 Aug 2006 7:16PM
Job well done. Robert
9 Mar 2007 3:06PM
Good-timing and well-caught
Love this! So well captured!

C_Daniels 11 399 10 England
16 Sep 2007 12:26PM
Well timed - a good shot of the milk and yhe strawberry which I imagine is very hard to get...
riprap007 12 1.6k 37 England
21 Sep 2007 10:23AM
excellent timing, much prefer this framing than the previous one
afyfe 12 270
21 Sep 2007 10:45AM
thank you for the comments - appreciate the feedback on it. I really must put more time aside for doing photography for myself :S
liparig 12 233 United States
26 Sep 2007 12:35AM
excellent shot and timing
alwolf 9 341 3 England
3 Nov 2007 3:54PM
Excellent image, well captured
SandraD 11 59
17 Jan 2008 9:40AM
Brilliant! Sandra
sitan1 8 1.1k United Kingdom
11 Oct 2008 12:09AM
Great shot with excellent timing and well done for using something other than water>
Love it

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