The sun is an SB-600 flash gelled orange and fired through a Pringles can snoot with a piece of tracing paper affixed to the open end. The light for the planet was provided by a pink gelled LP120 fired bare from above and slightly behind the planet. The sun is positioned about 6 feet behind the planet, which is itself about a foot from my camera. The photo was taken with a Tamron 90/2.8 macro lens on a Nikon D7000 (crop sensor) body.
This week's Macro Mondays them is "sticky stuff". Cantaloupe can definitely be sticky. Just ask my one-year-old son.
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