Macro: Daisy Refraction

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  1. Johnboy2978

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    I broke the macro lens out tonight as I have been neglecting it for a while to play around. This type of shot has eluded me for some time. I've tried it several times with miserable results. I had to use my daughter's Mr. Potato Head flower as a stand in for a real one as I couldn't find a real one. I will have to attempt this again soon and eliminate the distractions from the refraction. Still, I'm pretty happy with it. Anyone care to comment or critique?

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    Stunned... GREAT SHOT!!!!
     
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    Wow! What a great shot. I really can't think of anything bad to say about it.

    Great idea for a picture. Mind if I try it out sometime?
     
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    !!!!! this is awesome! wonderful!
     
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    Holy heck!
     
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    Thanks all. Kitty feel free to give it a try. It's pretty addictive when you understand where everything needs to be.
     
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    That is absolutely amazing!!! WOW!!
     
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    I agree...GREAT! Did you put the water drops on?
     
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    lol thought it was better until i read the part about the mr potato head flower. it is good though
     
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    Sweet picture. That is really cool. I also cant think of anything bad to say about it. I kind of like the fact that it is a mr potato head daisy. I looked at the photo b4 I read ur description and I thought it looked a little plasticish, but it made it look even cooler to me. It adds a level of the surreal to the photo, and makes me think of a fusion between the natural world and the manmade world. Very nice indeed.
     
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    Does the fact that a plastic flower was used somehow de-value the overall quality (or lack thereof) of the shot? I felt it showed more determination to use what was on hand to make the shot exist.

    At any rate, I appreciate the comments.

    ATX, the water drops were placed there by means of a medicine dropper.

    I am going to re-shoot this at some point in the future w/ a real flower, but it was late and dark by the time I started to fiddle with it and couldn't find a real flower.
     

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