Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 376

ISO 100, 100mm macro, f/8.0, 1/8 sec.

Day 376 - Last daze of the daisy

One more time with the daisies. Tonight I wanted to do the daisies completely differently. I wanted to open of the aperture as much as possible and just isolate one daisy.

It was so easy. My subjects are failing at break neck speed now.

My friend Melaney asked me the other night how I got these images.

Here's the quick and dirty Melaney.

Tonight I had three vases going, the back vase was about 18 inches from the camera and it provided the blue and pink bokeh.

The orange daisies were in the front, they were just inside the minimum focus range. I used a very fine mist on the spray bottle and very gently sprayed the underside of the petals. Just a warning, every thing gets wet.

The blue flower that I wanted to isolate in the drops was about two inches behind the orange flower and about 1/2 inch higher.

The tricky part is trying to line multiple drops up on the same focal plane as the lens. Much easier said than done.

Tonight I also used an off camera flash, to camera right to give me just a little extra light.

Hope that helps.


  1. Wow, I really like this shot... You really worked for it, excellent job.

  2. Awesome setup and shot!

  3. Astounding. The clarity in each drop... it's a like a whole world in a little ball of water!

  4. This is terrific! Did you use a tripod?

  5. Absolutely stunning Terri! And thanks for the explanation of the setup as well, I may have to try this out!

  6. I thought we agreed that you were going to stop trying to kill me with these gorgeous and stunning droplet shots!!