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Old Mar 17, 2006, 6:21 PM   #1
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So I picked up some mesh and had a go at an oBSidian style macro. Of course a macro lens would help a lot here! I also worked on making it a bit more artsy as I went but I think it went too far. Comments, suggestions, or thoughts on this style of photography? It is entirely new to me.

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cool shot, i like the first take on it. colour looks good and so does focus

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Old Mar 18, 2006, 9:11 AM   #5
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Nate,

I like them - and of the three I prefer the third, as it brings the viewer to focus on the one point. I might give it a go aligning the full drop so it's a little less close to the edge of the frame.

I struggled to get the drops to stay in place with the larger mesh that it looks like you're using. I ended up using the _really_ tiny stuff. Of course, a macro lens would help you out here, but I know you're working on that

What is the brightly coloured object you're using? At first it looked like a watermelon, but I don't think it is now. Can't work it out!!

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Smaller mesh, thats the trick. I had the hardest time trying to get any water to stay in place. It just kept wanting to fall out! I do kind of like the larger lens effect but with mesh this large the droplets are uneven in size, thus cropping to one. The image is actually an ornament of some sort printed on the cover of a community education flyer. My battery died (finally) while I was playing with this so I didn't fully get the shot I wanted.Nate
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Try using distilled water and a bit of joy dishwashing liquid. You will have more surface tension and be able to span greater distances with your drops.

I prefer the first take. Wonderful.
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First one is clearly the best. If the photographic quality was upped a bit on this, it would be great. I might try to make the drop a little bigger and include a few less nets.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 3:08 PM   #9
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Thanks for the comments and advice. I'm not quite sure what I can do to change the size of the netting but I guess I can try stretching it... I'll definitely try adding some detergent to the fluid and maybe use a dropper to increse each drop.
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Nate,

If you have any wire coathangers, you can untwist them at the hook part, and bend it into a frame. Works quite well, at least with the smaller mesh.

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