Saturday, February 25, 2012

Photographing Vegetable Seeds

As I was fruitlessly waiting for another snowfall so that I could improve my technique to shoot individual snowflakes I was wondering what else I could photograph with my macro setup. As luck would have it I spotted vegetable seeds packets that were out on table for indoor planting next week. I have never looked at seeds from really close so I was blown away how colorful some are. In order to get decent magnification I used 21mm and 31mm extension tubes and for light I used Minolta 4 tubes ring flash with only left tube turned on.

Thai Chilli seed

Red Pepper seed

Red Radish seed

The setup.

1 comment:

Karli @ The Bonnie 5 said...

LOVE these shots on the black background! Looks like something you'd see on display in a museum. That little seed looks so tiny in your pullback shot!

Great job as always! :-)