Dandelion seed on black glass. Flash makes it white.

Dandelion seed on black glass. Flash makes it white.
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Behind The Lens

Took this picture in my house on the kitchen table.
This was a few years ago so I don't remember exactly what time of day it was, I would say probably later in the morning.
I used my Canon 430 EX ii. Off camera flash, hand held.
The camera at the time was a Canon 450D with my 60mm macro lens. No tripod. Piece of black glass, cheapo little diffuser on the flash.
I just like taking pictures. I happened to be taking pictures of dandelions and tried something with just one of the seeds.
Not really any post work. I'm not good at post stuff. Adjust highlights and shadows to my liking but that's about it. Oh, and crop.
In my camera bag
I probably have too much stuff in my bag, it's kinda heavy. At the time of this photo I had my 450D, the 18-55mm and 55-250mm kit lenses as well as the 60mm macro. I had a the 430EX ii flash and then all the stuff I probably don't need. Chargers, filters, cleaning kits, AA and AAA batteries, remotes, and other sundry items that help add extra weight to my bag. Currently I have upgraded some things and it's heavier. Canon 80D, Canon 100-400L II. Yeah, my back hurts.
This was more of a luck shot than me actually going out with the intent of getting something like this. I took a bunch of pictures with this seed and had a couple turn out like this. The seed was on a piece of black glass and I was using the flash hand held in different positions with a cheap little diffuser on it. All the other pics came out with a black background and this one turned out like this with a white background. Settings were f/11, ISO 200, Shutter 1/100. Can't remember my flash setting, but I'm thinking it was like 1/64.

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