Gotta catch 'em all! (crystal ball pokéball)
Pokémon Pokéball shot - my two girls got me into this .... so it's all their fault!
Thanks girls! ;)
The idea actually came from my wife (thanks) who said in passing that some of the discarded shots that I had for blues looked a little like a blue Pokéball.
This photo was done using a Crystal Ball (not a Pokéball toy), a macro flash and a red sheet of card in front of a light coloured wall.
It is virtually SOOC apart from border, signature and a couple of dot removals.
Addendum: I had a comment about use of side strobes on this, and I really can see why the comment was made, but I didn't use side strobes to cause the white halo around the outside - it is a by product of using a glass sphere and a 'front on' flash.
Also the ring flash I used only had one ring so the double ring that can be seen in the middle is actually a double reflection off the crystal ball.
.... and finally a big THANKS for all your comments!