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Gotta catch 'em all! (crystal ball pokéball)

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Pokémon Pokéball shot - my two girls got me into this .... so it's all their fault!

Thanks girls! ;)

[if you have a sec. check out my kid's streams; tasha_downs & bobfred manga-fan]

  

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!

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Taken on May 8, 2009