Soap Film 48

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Colours and patterns arising from the interference of reflected light rays on a thin film of water and soap held in a tiny frame (a 'bubble wand'). The inner circle which I use for these photos measures 18mm but this shot, and two in the Comments, are just a tiny area within that circle.

Using some washing up liquid (Tesco's own brand!) with some water added - it's so tempting to try this out using different soaps! The colours are very slightly brightened - otherwise the soap film is completely natural.

Sony Alpha 100 SDLR camera with Cosina Macro 100mm lens; 1/125 sec at f/11 (ISO 200). No flash - lit by an office type angle-poised lamp.

Anyone interested in this type of photography, please feel free to join the Soap Films group (link below) and add some photos soon!

Jon Downs, DoodleDancer, artyfishal44, and 76 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Joanie L. (gone for good I guess) 39 months ago | reply

    They're all so cool! Beautiful work Jane!

  2. Tina Sherwood Imaging 39 months ago | reply

    This is absolutely fabulous,Jane!
    (Thank you for taking so much time out to comment on my images yesterday.)

  3. eject_macro 39 months ago | reply

    Stunning work! Very nice.

  4. Brigitte Springfeld-Mitchell 39 months ago | reply

    The detail on top of the image is fanastic.
    Well done Jane.

  5. studiomurano 39 months ago | reply

    I love this series! All the images look so organic and dynamic, fun to view!

  6. Jono Mcan Photography 39 months ago | reply

    Outstanding Close-up. Well done!

    Your work has been admired at
    *Macro - Up close and personal*

  7. Glockenblume 39 months ago | reply

    Marvelous image, dear friend!

    I like the beautiful and vivid colours and the composition!

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  8. Glockenblume 39 months ago | reply

    Please share this

    Image with us. Thank You!!!

  9. Hinkle Hinkle (in and out) = > 39 months ago | reply

    art award
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  10. Jane in Colour 39 months ago | reply

    Thank you all!!

  11. patricia kranenberg 39 months ago | reply

    Beautiful work!!

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  12. Madreselva61 39 months ago | reply

    Great capture, this beauty is so ephemeral...

  13. *ian* 39 months ago | reply

    Amazing colour and detail! I'm definitely going to have to try this! :)

    I’ve seen this beautiful picture in the group
    Structures and colors - detergents only!

  14. Glockenblume 28 months ago | reply

    This spectacular image
    was seen in Soap Films
    Soap Film 10

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