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Starting their Nest



A little nest in a curio cabinet at the venue resulted in an unusual ring shot.

A little nest in a curio cabinet at the venue resulted in an unusual ring shot.
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Contest Finalist in Jewelry Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Still Life Macro Photo Contest
Runner Up in Still Life Shots Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Still Life Shots Photo Contest
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Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Lights Camera Weddings Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
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Using Zoom Photo ContestTop 30 class
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11 Comments | Report
Minediie
 
Minediie July 02, 2014
Beautiful shot, creative !
If you have time, take a look at my pictures :)
SparkofHawaii Premium
 
SparkofHawaii July 04, 2014
Very creative, Love the ring styles too!
Gragorgix
 
Gragorgix December 24, 2014
Beautiful!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank December 24, 2014
A picture perfect image. Great lighting, creativity and composition. Congrats on a most deserving award.
scottwilson PRO
 
scottwilson December 24, 2014
Wow, what a great honor! I am so pleased this photo got runner up! Thanks for the kind words everybody! :)
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta December 25, 2014
Smashing image. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
bel1966
 
bel1966 December 26, 2014
great shot!
DebbieBayes PRO+
 
DebbieBayes December 27, 2014
Lovely shot, actually made me stop and look a second and third time. well done.
andinorwich PRO
 
andinorwich June 23, 2015
I'M MESMERIZED!!! this is amazing!!!!! OH JUST WOW!!!!!
ovsdunder
 
ovsdunder April 29, 2016
This is a really creative piece! I love the contrast of color between the rocks and the rings, and the way the bramble complements the style of the rings. Absolutely gorgeous~! :)
joybergeron PRO
 
joybergeron September 24, 2016
Stunning shot!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at Amelia IS. Florida for a wedding I shot. It was an impromptu shot, but I was very proud of it.
Time
I took this midday indoors.
Lighting
The lighting for this was achieved with a hand held LED video light, and I recommend every photographer have one in their bag. It's a very solid $40 investment that is great for food and jewelry shots.
Equipment
Tripod, Canon 5D Mk 11 and a Sigma 105 Macro Lens. For lighting I used a handheld video light.
Inspiration
We were looking around for things to take a ring shot on and spotted this little nest with eggs in a curio cabinet where the bride was prepping. I thought the theme of starting a nest was great for a wedding, so I set the nest aside for one of the ring shots. I took ring shots in other locations and set ups, but this was my favorite!
Editing
Minimal post processing on this. I cloned a few distracting twigs and color corrected in Lightroom.
In my camera bag
I've since upgraded to a 5d Mklll and generally have my Tamron 24-70, Canon 70-200 (both with stabilization) and various gizmos and gadgets (like the video light) as well as a Canon 600 Flash.
Feedback
Tripod is a must for macro work like this, and I do recommend something to light it up. In this case it was a cheapo video light, but I really like using it for macros.

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