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Stardust by Xerces Stardust by Xerces
w00t! My first macro using my new, swanky macro lens. Today was the first change I've had to test it out, so I went on the hunt for tiny things to take pictures of. For those that are dubious this is a macro, the glass vial is a doll's house accessory and is about 2cm tall. The stars are glitter stuff kids stick to their face. I acquired them randomly like most of my other stuff =D
The red background is a red marabou feather. The white background, however is one of the bound copies of my dissertation :giggle: I felt like I needed to shove it to the work that stopped me doing this for so long. I love my new lens!

In full res- those stars are epic!
No image editing- Only put into photoshop to add the frame and watermark (as usual) and to convert from RAW.

Done with a Canon EFS 60mm f/2.8 macro usm lens.

Hope my first one is okay! Please let me know what you think!!

This is NOT stock photography. You do not have permission to use this image.
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:iconfioart:
fioArt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
really nice! =)
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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despair Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
thats so cute, those stars look so much more appealing a bit further away than when i do it :roll:
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, my work has plenty of room for improvement, but taking a look through your gallery, I can see I have some standards to meet for sure! You have an awesome gallery =D
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despair Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
not at all love
i just goof off with those droplets because i lack ambition to do real photography :lol:

plus i get to sit on my can cozily int eh house where i can control the environment and have my vodka in front of my at the same time

:huggle:

i must say again though that these little ornaments look so much better with a bit of space between them and the lens.
otherwise you pick up on all the ugly flaws you cannot see with the naked eye. thats been my problem.
i'll give it a try some time.
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linkelynxy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What a gorgeous picture!
I featured it here: [link]
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :heart:
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Helena-1640 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Nice! I love the stars and the red in it. Where did you get the bottle from?
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! Glad you like it :D
The little bottle is a dolls house miniature item I bought on ebay- they're just tiny jars that come with a cork/wooden lid :D
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zxDrummerChic Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Student
You've been featured! :)

[link]
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks so much! and so sorry it took so long to reply- this has been buried under a couple of hundred other comments :crying:
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:iconzxdrummerchic:
zxDrummerChic Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Student
You're welcome! :hug:
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BiG-fake-SMiLE Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
zomg I love this so much and I don't even know why!? XD
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much!
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Tally01 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
WOW!! its so pretty...seems kind of fantasy/magical-like in a way
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks so much! very glad you like it :-)
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BurningPaperSun Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
That's a very cool looking macro. I wish I had small bottles to take pictures of.
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Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
they're not hard to find- these were a couple of pounds in a shop selling dolls houses =D
you should give it a try! and thanks very much :-)
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a *wonderful* macro!! I love how it's such an extreme contrast to your horror work.. it's so cute and adorable and 'stardusty' :D This has great detail, great contrast, and great sharpness. Great macro.. can't wait to see more!
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks so much! i do love this new lens- i have some interesting pictures of rocks my parents have (and that i want!) although they don't look much like rocks in the pics i got =D
very glad you like it, and i'm glad the break from the norm worked!
:hug:
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electrophiliac Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
wonderful. great colours,and dustyness ^^ i feel that the tube lets it down though :(
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
tube? do you mean the little vial? and how so- it did looks a bit boring without it :-/
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electrophiliac Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
yeah ^^
hmm.. i guess, but its just like plastic. the rich red and the glitteryness. then just plastic. heh, its stil a nice shot, but meh. just my preference i spose ^^
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
well, it is made of glass, but i do welcome your opinion :-) thanks for the comment!
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:iconsvartal:
Svartal Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Your Macro Lens Rocks!
I Feel Something Like Tenderness With The Pic :heart:
It's Awesome.
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!!
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Plasmastorm Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Photographer
Wow thats a really good macro shot! Great job!
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks you!
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AGhostsShadow Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
:clap: it looks great
going to be ignorant now. im not a photographer..what exactly is macro? if you dont mind me asking ^^;
i still like your shot :D
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
macro is just a type of close-up photography- you should check out ^hellfirediva's FAQ journal- she is the gallery director for it, so she knows it all!
very glad you like it :-)
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AGhostsShadow Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
thanks :) and yeah great shot :)
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PinkMonkeyLove Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Awww pretty little stars!!! I have some of these little jars :D
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
they're so awesome these jars! i bought some tiny wine glasses a while back- i should really see if i can track them down for some macro pics too! very glad you like it!
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Dark-Yarrow Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008   Digital Artist
beautiful! :clap:
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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:iconmoonlit-afternoon:
moonlit-afternoon Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Wheeeeeee! :boogie: all the pretty colors!
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
=D glad you like
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:icondarthmachen:
Darthmachen Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
I want one now.
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
the little vial? i'm sure you'll be able to find some!
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Darthmachen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
That and the lens.
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
=D
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Darthmachen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
lol lucky.
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echo18 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
im not quite sure how to say it, but i would move the closest feather away.
i like it, i just think it would be even prettier :)
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
it was all one feather- so that is just cos of the depth of field i used. I can try it again with a different setting to try and make it less blurred, but i wanted to edges to have that dreamy feeling =D
thanks for the comment :-)
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echo18 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
dont bother, its just my opinion and i still like it ;)
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:-) there's always room for improvement
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Clairy-poo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Oh wow
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
=D
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altheia-mizu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
great closeup
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :-)
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