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Reversed lens: Canon 18-55mm

Another attempt at reversed lens photography (water drop on a daffodil petal), this piece was quite tricky as I needed to hold the lens still whilst making sure it was focusing properly. I hope you like it! :D

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:iconelorine:
I'm not a professional photographer, so it would be hard for me to talk about techniques.

What I can say, though is that I love the lighting and the golden tones in your photograph. And I really like the softness of the background. It makes for a smooth image. My only concern is that my eyes keep looking for something somewhat sharp to settle on and instead are left wandering around the image's soft blurs. It's more a question of preference on my part, I guess; I like a sharp drop and blurred background in drop macros. ^^;

All in all, a very pleasing, relaxing shot. :)
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There's a very surreal quality to this that somewhat moves away from what I usually see from you, and I'm enjoying this direction! Perhaps it's less attention to clarity or any inherent focus... more on the crafting of a very engaging atmosphere. It is in fact a very good example of showing what potentials there can be within the genre of "droplets on flora".

The subtle obscurity to what lies within the droplet expands so much for interpretation... rolling dunes, blazing sunsets, and hazy memories, set in a space neither discernible as reality nor illusion. It's just there, and it's fascinating when Macro photography can allow imagination to unfold.

Bravo, Daniele :heart:
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:iconanthologyplus:
anthologyplus Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
heavenly.
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:iconlothlaer:
lothlaer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
amazing
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:iconfocusonharmony:
focusonharmony Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
you've been featured here: [link]
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconalexasharlot:
AlexaSharlOt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Owww I so love macro photos :kiss:
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconxxdoveyxx:
xXDoveyXx Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Stunning!
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconabnormaltoonage:
abnormaltoonage Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Refreshing and beautiful photo. Makes you feel warm inside.
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: Thank you so much! :D
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:iconkerovinblack:
KerovinBlack Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow this is incredible :wow:
the colour is just fantastic :)
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :D :w00t:
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:iconkerovinblack:
KerovinBlack Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure :bow: :D
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:iconadynah:
adynah Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Awesome!
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :D :w00t:

Apologies for the lateness in replying!
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:iconagosbeatle:
agosbeatle Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Hi!

I've featured this artwork in my journal

:hug:
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :D :w00t:

Apologies for the lateness in replying!
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:iconvedas:
Vedas Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Perfect ! :)
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! :D
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:icondevil427:
Devil427 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
:wow:
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconsnikkio:
snikkio Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Beautiful colors and the drop looks HUGE!
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: :P
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:iconkjherstin:
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
This is inspiring. I love those colours and the composition is awesome. I really want to buy a reverse ring. I have been for a long time but after seeing this I will not delay it any longer
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome :excited: :D
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:iconkjherstin:
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Damn I can't find a reverse ring
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:iconmetamorphosing:
Metamorphosing Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow... looks almost like the drop is sitting on gold dust.
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconyami-tsuki-chan:
Yami-Tsuki-chan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Wow. Beautiful. But... A reverse lens? How does that work? Upside-down picture? :?
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The lens is taken off and turned around so the front part of the lens is facing the camera body :D
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:iconselfassault:
Selfassault Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
^^ [link] :hug: You have to "flip" the lens, not the photograph. Take a look at the link, hope it helps. :hug:
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FioReLLo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
I love that golden colors... the perfect, smooth drop against the more harsh texture of the petal... beautiful...
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconinobras:
inObrAS Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Excellent work! :clap:
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconagosbeatle:
agosbeatle Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
This drop is peace-giving :)
I really like the golden tones
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconagosbeatle:
agosbeatle Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
:)
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:iconwebcruiser:
webcruiser Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
You should give a fixed manuel lens of 50mm or less a try. It's way easier to get the right focus-distance and the manuel chooseable apperature is an extra-bonus.

I get my highest magnification with a fixed 19mm-lens. With this and a powerful flash you are able to get a magnification over 8:1.

The standard-zoom-lens is a way to get away from reverse. The fixed lenses will bring fun and are very cheap (compared to a 1:1 macro-lens and even more compared to MP-E65 with its 5:1 magnification).
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dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent info, thanks for sharing! :D
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webcruiser Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Thank you Daniele!
But I know that you know all macro-techniques and equipments,
my Macro-Gallery-Director!
;) :giggle:
Greetings and happy Easter too
Guenter
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teyasaveleva Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice ;)
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! :D
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Jules1983 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:eager: a new pic from you!
And a great one it is, such a perfectly rounded drop!
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much Jules! :D :hug:
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:iconsander-seto:
Sander-Seto Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Looks smooth 8-)
I love the lighting man.
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much Sander! :D
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:iconsander-seto:
Sander-Seto Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Now when will you buy that print for me? :poke:

Lmao, np man :manhug:
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:icondandelgrosso:
dandelgrosso Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:P
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JupiterLily Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
So perfect. :iconwowplz:
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