Assignment #51: Eye of Beholder

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRPosts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
edited September 2, 2010 in Assignments
You would think that, given my history with numbers, this time we would have to shoot at exactly 51mm, 1/51 sec, ISO 51, having the camera exactly 51 inch (or cm, or meter) from the subject? Nah... :lol3

This week we're going to shoot the eyes! Pet, animals, people - all would do.
The idea is to get an eye to fill as large part of the frame as possible. Watch for your own (and camera's) reflection - you may or may not like how it looks.
One eye per shot please.
Basic EXIF (aperture, speed, focal length, ISO) is required, a link to the complete exif is appreciated.
For the rest of the rules, index, etc. please refer to this sticky.
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 31, 2007
    A tip if you are going to shoot your own eye ! :D
    thumb.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 31, 2007
    Egyptian eye to begin with
    190051268-M.jpg
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 31, 2007
    This EXIf is the same for this one and to the following pictures.
    Balinese eye from a small wooden owl

    190079521-M.jpg
    Ganesh eye. 190080170-M.jpg
    Fiji Island eye from an wooden statue. 190079005-M.jpg
    The same eye under another perspective and light. 190080456-M.jpg
    Is all this any good ? :D
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 31, 2007
    Antonio,
    Very creative usage of the reversed kit lens and nice out of the box thinking! clap.gif However, the real - live - eye is a bit more challenging to shoot, so why don't we try to get that one, too mwink.gif deal.gif
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  • ShepsMomShepsMom Gone Crazy, Be Back... Posts: 4,319Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 31, 2007
    166073185-M-9.jpg
    Marina
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 31, 2007
    ShepsMom wrote:
    Beat's eye
    Marina, nice one! thumb.gif
    Who's that? What was the distance? How did you get him/her to pose?
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  • ShepsMomShepsMom Gone Crazy, Be Back... Posts: 4,319Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 31, 2007
    This is my dog Laughing.gif, this was a crop job, but he was close enough though :D
    Marina
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  • dbaker1221dbaker1221 dbaker Posts: 4,482Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 1, 2007
    eye of a Brolga crane
    looking back at me through a fence.
    189878394-L-1.jpg
    CameraNIKON CORPORATION NIKON D50Exposure Time0.0125s (1/80)Aperturef/8.0Focal Length195mm (292mm 35mm)iso 400
    **If I keep shooting, I'm bound to hit something**
    Dave
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 1, 2007
    Correction
    I have a correction to make.
    I wrote that the the 2 last pictures were from "Fiji Island eye from an wooden statue".
    It is not true because they belong to Kenian's Massai shepherd wooden statue, 35 cms height.
    A detail. thumb.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 1, 2007
    dbaker1221 wrote:
    looking back at me through a fence.

    CameraNIKON CORPORATION NIKON D50Exposure Time0.0125s (1/80)Aperturef/8.0Focal Length195mm (292mm 35mm)iso 400

    Dave, thank you, nice entry!
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • hejjafishhejjafish Major grins Posts: 144Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2007
    Here's my attempt
    This is the eye of my sister's beagle. This is close to a 100% crop.

    190225529-M-1.jpg

    50mm, 1/60 sec., f/2.8, iso 200
    -Kellen

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2007
    Kellen,
    hejjafish wrote:
    This is the eye of my sister's beagle. This is close to a 100% crop.
    50mm, 1/60 sec., f/2.8, iso 200
    Welcome to dgrin! clap.gif
    Thank you for the entry! thumb.gif
    I must say, it looks a bit oof. Any eye (a real one) is a challenging object to photograph, I would suggest closing aperture a bit, otherwise you most likely going to miss it, even if by a hair...deal.gif
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  • hejjafishhejjafish Major grins Posts: 144Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2007
    Thanks for the welcome. :D
    That little dog surely was a difficult object to photograph. He'd never sit still long enough to get a good shot.:bash I'll give it another try.
    -Kellen

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2007
    hejjafish wrote:
    Thanks for the welcome. :D
    That little dog surely was a difficult object to photograph. He'd never sit still long enough to get a good shot.:bash I'll give it another try.
    Crank up ISO :-) Use a little flash, too, or shoot from the window. It will create a nice catchligh and will make focusing easier!
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • hejjafishhejjafish Major grins Posts: 144Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2007
    2nd attempt
    Well, after shooting a bunch. I think these are the best.ne_nau.gif

    190794434-M.jpg

    Nikkor 70-300mm @ 300mm, 1/60 sec., f/8, iso 500

    190794444-M.jpg

    Sigma 18-50mm @ 50mm, 1/90 sec., f/2.8, iso 500
    -Kellen

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2007
    hejjafish wrote:
    Well, after shooting a bunch. I think these are the best.ne_nau.gif
    Nikkor 70-300mm @ 300mm, 1/60 sec., f/8, iso 500
    Sigma 18-50mm @ 50mm, 1/90 sec., f/2.8, iso 500
    Thanks!
    First one still looks soft, but #2 is definitely beter. thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • hejjafishhejjafish Major grins Posts: 144Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2007
    First one still looks soft, but #2 is definitely beter.

    Thanks! The Nikkor 70-300mm is a little soft @300mm...oh,well. Shooting an eye is harder than I thought it was gonna be. Thanks for the challenge.:D
    -Kellen

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  • SnakerootSnakeroot Big grins Posts: 43Registered Users Big grins
    edited September 3, 2007
    I was visiting my grandma at a rehab center and they have a miniature horse outside. I remembered the assignment this week, so I took two shots at it. I had my 50mm on at the time and the horse wouldn't let me get too close, so this is a crop. I'll have to have another attempt at it :)

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 4, 2007
    Snakeroot wrote:
    I was visiting my grandma at a rehab center and they have a miniature horse outside. I remembered the assignment this week, so I took two shots at it. I had my 50mm on at the time and the horse wouldn't let me get too close, so this is a crop. I'll have to have another attempt at it :)
    Yeah, please do. This one is waay too soft...ne_nau.gif
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  • Chrissiebeez_NLChrissiebeez_NL Major grins Posts: 1,291Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 4, 2007
    here is my take on the subject
    taken with sigma 70-300 APO
    191666869-M.jpg



    C&C always appreciated! :D
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 4, 2007
    taken with sigma 70-300 APO
    Thanks! thumb.gif
    Finally somebody found a human model mwink.gif
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  • ShimaShima k3npo Austin, TXPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 6, 2007
    Oh man, I haven't done an assignment in so long, but my cat definitely has the coolest eyes (they're green *and* yellow) so when I get home from class tonight, she's totally my target... I have some eye pics of her before the assignment date, but they don't count....so I'll be back when the kitty is near my lens later :)
  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Posts: 1,515Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 7, 2007
    Brown Eye
    My first posting in the Assignment. My girl's brown eye taken by a window with diffused off camera flash. I don't have any macro lens so had to use an old +4 close-up filter (back from the days of film SLR Canon A-1). Still had to crop off about 66% (from 3504x2336 to 2016x1344) then resized to 800x533.

    Cuong

    EXIF:
    Date Taken: 9/06/2007 19:03:25
    Camera: Canon EOS 30D + EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and +4 Closeup filter
    Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.
    Aperture: f/8.0
    ISO: 800
    Focal Length: 85.0 mm
    Photo Dimensions: 3504 x 2336
    File Size: 110 KB
    Exposure Program: Manual
    White Balance: Auto
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 7, 2007
    yukio wrote:
    My first posting in the Assignment. My girl's brown eye taken by a window with diffused off camera flash. I don't have any macro lens so had to use an old +4 close-up filter (back from the days of film SLR Canon A-1). Still had to crop off about 66% (from 3504x2336 to 2016x1344) then resized to 800x533.

    Cuong
    Thank you, and welcome to the Class!thumb.gif
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  • SnakerootSnakeroot Big grins Posts: 43Registered Users Big grins
    edited September 9, 2007
    new one and an old one
    193614597-L.jpg


    Exif: http://stalnaker.smugmug.com/photos/newexif.mg?ImageID=193614597


    Here's an old assignment I did for a digital art class combining two dissimilar things that relate to each other (there's an eye in it :) )
    http://stalnaker.smugmug.com/photos/182771676-L.jpg
  • SnakerootSnakeroot Big grins Posts: 43Registered Users Big grins
    edited September 9, 2007
  • SnakerootSnakeroot Big grins Posts: 43Registered Users Big grins
    edited September 9, 2007
    taken with sigma 70-300 APO
    191666869-M.jpg




    C&C always appreciated! :D


    beautiful blue coloring
  • SnakerootSnakeroot Big grins Posts: 43Registered Users Big grins
    edited September 9, 2007
    yukio wrote:
    My first posting in the Assignment. My girl's brown eye taken by a window with diffused off camera flash. I don't have any macro lens so had to use an old +4 close-up filter (back from the days of film SLR Canon A-1). Still had to crop off about 66% (from 3504x2336 to 2016x1344) then resized to 800x533.

    Cuong

    I like the reflection you got... I didn't appreciate it as much until I tried it myself :) It wasn't easy for me to get a recognizable, clear reflection. Yours looks very clear. Good job

    P.S. For those of you watching the monthly assignment thread... give me a bottle to shoot though and I can get all kinds of reflections! :P
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2007
    Snakeroot wrote:
    Exif: http://stalnaker.smugmug.com/photos/newexif.mg?ImageID=193614597


    Here's an old assignment I did for a digital art class combining two dissimilar things that relate to each other (there's an eye in it :) )
    http://stalnaker.smugmug.com/photos/182771676-L.jpg

    Thank you! thumb.gif
    And I love the old shot. It's a bit rough around the edges, but it looks great anyway! clap.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2007
    Snakeroot wrote:
    Thank you! thumb.gif
    I wonder whose eye is this?headscratch.gif
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