Monday, 11 May 2015

Aperture

A few weeks ago I was messing about with the kids and a camera while standing in line to see a huge stinky flower.  As is my way I wondered what an extreme wide angle close up of H's eye would look like.  While I was taking this shot - and people around me were moving away and phoning social services - I noticed that I could see my reflection in H's eye.

At this point I got the idea of seeing if I could get the front element of my lens to line up with the pupil of H's eye.  This shot is the best I managed, with a bit of cropping.

In my past life as a science teacher I used to do the classic comparison of a camera and the eye sort of thing - I think I would have used this image as an introduction.  I get the feeling that part of me will always be a science teacher!



You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday2 and I Heart Macro.  SM

15 comments:

  1. What a cool reflection! Great shot Stewart! Have a happy new week!

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  2. Heel mooi met een prachtige weerkaatsing in het oog.

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  3. This is great, Stewart!! I love it!! Enjoy your new week!!

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  4. What a neat shot of the reflection in his eye!

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  5. A reflection in an almost-golden eye!

    You wouldn't make a very good crook, Stewart...the cops would've picked up on the clue...your reflection straight away! :)

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  6. Love the story behind the image. And the image itself captures so much dimension and depth in the eye.

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  7. Great shot Stewart.
    The reflection in the eye is really super.
    Best regards, Irma

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  8. What a super shot..I'm going to have to try that with my sister if I can get her to put up with my nonsense..as she calls it..

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  9. Cheers to the science teacher still in there. Makes for out of the box photo shoots!! Splendid capture.

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  10. NOw THAT is fun -- and instructive too. (I could use a good Science teacher, since I seem to have slept through most of such classes.)

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  11. It's a great shot! Even though I'm an English teacher, the farmer/soap maker/cook in my loves science.

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  12. Wow! I really do see you! Cool idea.

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  13. What a cool idea! I really like the photo! I can see you as a science teacher, but more biology and ornithology and that sort of thing than splitting atoms and creating robots. :-) There are definitely two sides to science...I love the former also. And having teaching in your blood, I bet your kids love everything you share with them when you are on outings!

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  14. An inquisitive mind never stops wondering, Stewart! A super shot!!...:)JP

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