Happy New Year 2019!

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Wishing everyone a happy New Year!

I took this image with a Nikon D7500. I like this camera so much I bought a second one. Yes, it does everything I want plus a lot more. The lens I used for this image is the Tokina 100mm macro. Fantastic lens! This lens is actually designed for a full frame camera, so it does especially well for DX cameras because the outside edge does not get used. Yep, you will also need a sturdy tripod. I use a Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 055 Aluminium 3-Section Tripod with Horizontal Column but your choice will depend on equipment, how far you intend to lug it and so on. I have two of these. One I keep in the car at all times and the other is for macro work in the house. Talk about lazy!

So for the rest of this photo – I used tiny multicolored lights, which I pasted to a cardboard box set about 4 feet from the glass. The liquid is Sprite and the lime is a real, fresh lime I later used in my drink. I used a small tactical flashlight to illuminate the glass and lime but not the background. I used on camera flash as well. The D7500 does a great job with it’s on camera flash. I almost always shoot in aperture priority and set the aperture to f/3.2.
Took about a dozen images and this is the one I like best.

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