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Old Oct 27, 2011, 9:56 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by eharrim View Post
It's a winner fer sure. The lack of any other reflection is intriguing, how did you manage that ?
Hi Eric,

I'm sure there are many different ways to achieve this. But this is how I did it.

I shined a small led lamp from up above the flower which ended up reflecting too much light. Also, the mirror/light reflected everything above and around the immediate area near the mirror. So, I took a black cotton cloth, taped it on a piece of cardboard which , in turn, I placed above the mirror and flower.

I used the light again, but this time, with the cloth above, it turned everything black except for the flower and stem. I also underexposed the shot by .7 which helped to highlight sections of the petals.

Sounds like a fair amount of work, but it took about 8 minutes to put together.


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Old Oct 27, 2011, 1:36 PM   #12
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Sorry to be late chiming in, Zig. Dang, that's near perfect. Beautiful setup.
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Old Oct 27, 2011, 2:03 PM   #13
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Good morning all,

Yikes!!, I didn't expect this kind of response.

Thank you all for the kind comments.

Gilles, I guess I just may have to submit this one.

Zig, don't sell yourself short (pun intended). This is a killer image, and I can only echo what has already been said.
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 9:31 PM   #14
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Great picture... looks like Zig just created a new photographic genre.

Thank you for sharing Zig.
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