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Nest Egg

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This photo was made as part of a group assignment at Strobist.com, the learn-how-to-light blog. It was lit with one small flash. See how here.

NmB Photography, sfarrar, and 82 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Elias.e.r 85 months ago | reply

    What shutter, ISO, aperature and focal length?

    What settings on the flash?

  2. pjhunton [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

    great solution as always, I need one of those golden eggs, have you been stealing from Wonka again? I'd watch outif I were you, the Umpa Lumpa's are now armed!

  3. Andy_on_Flickr 85 months ago | reply

    once again you proved: less is more

  4. eidrasa 85 months ago | reply

    I wonder what would be different if you simply bounced off the ceiling? The specular on the egg looks very much like a reflection of the ceiling.

  5. the camera is a toy. 85 months ago | reply

    All that hard work really paid off - beautiful shot!

  6. tvphoto 85 months ago | reply

    I'd be more likely to bounce flash off of a piece of white foam-core, or just put my "ripstop nylon" scrim in front/on top of it.
    Foil is best idea yet. it still seems color balanced, so it works well.
    Makes me want to copy the setup/picture for fun. :)

  7. fir3bird 85 months ago | reply

    Ah, D300 huh? What happened to the trusty D70 heheheheh.
    Nice shot.

  8. writerjax 85 months ago | reply

    Reminds me of Jack and the Beanstalk. Seen in Explore... nice !

  9. msee 85 months ago | reply

    Love the textures and tones. A nicely composed image.

  10. stellarviewer 85 months ago | reply

    I see that J.D. has this posted on his blog.

    By the way I have been remiss in thanking you for the reference to his blog back when you first proposed this assignment.

    I was one of the folks that sent his traffic over the top that day. His blog is now bookmarked as one of my regular stops each day literally right next to yours in my bookmarks.

  11. aperryz302 85 months ago | reply

    gorgeous shot man, love the glowing egg and the detail in the nest

  12. Dan Wiklund 85 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot. Aptly named as well.

  13. friscod 84 months ago | reply

    wish it was mine;)

  14. ( TM ) 82 months ago | reply

    The tone is gorgeous and the texture is beautiful.

  15. the camera is a toy. 82 months ago | reply

    I'm pretty sure I saw this picture (or one VERY similar) in a Bank window just south of Times Square advertising some sort of "Nest Egg" somethingorother. Can anyone confirm?

  16. strobist 82 months ago | reply

    Really? Did you grab a photo of it?


  17. stellarviewer 53 months ago | reply


    Your "Nest Egg" photo made the Consumerist website today. Complete with a photo credit.

  18. romeoartwork 51 months ago | reply

    how can you be contacted?

  19. Kadath 51 months ago | reply

    Sue, sue!

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