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Photo Info
UploadedOctober 27, 2010
TakenOctober 27, 2010
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1.3 sec at f/16
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length65 mm
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Q: Story of the week

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Picture size 5616x3744, Canon 65mm 5x Macro, f/16, 1.3 sec, ISO 50, WB 3500 Kelvin, 3 sec delay to avoid camera movement from pressing shutter.

The lighting is from the backedges of the stone. This was done to minimize reflection and bring out detail.

This is a real 2.5 carat diamond magnified 3.5 times. The photo is not cropped

Notice the flaws to the right, left of center. The flaws look like sand is trapped inside the stone. I have no idea???

I never photographed a diamond like this before. I thought it was interesting.

Best if viewed in LightBox

27 responses

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (26 Oct 2010):

    wow !

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (26 Oct 2010):

    Nice one for the theme. Pretty wild shot!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (26 Oct 2010):

    love it! big Bling!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (26 Oct 2010):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (26 Oct 2010):

    Truly amazing! Wow! That's what you call closing in on the diamond! Very creatively captured!

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2010):

    Stunning picture!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Oct 2010):

    The Bling bomb diggity.

  • allan

    allan gave props (27 Oct 2010):

    sure is the Bling Bomb, great entry Joe

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (27 Oct 2010):

    oh, wow!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (28 Oct 2010):

    Cool find!

  • pam belangdal

    pam belangdal gave props (28 Oct 2010):

    Nice macro !

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (28 Oct 2010):

    Awsome Joe and perfect for the theme my friend!!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (28 Oct 2010):

    beautifully captured!

  • charu ram

    charu ram gave props (29 Oct 2010):

    very cool

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (29 Oct 2010):

    Wow! That's major bling, Joe. Wonderful capture and entry.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (29 Oct 2010):

    With rings on here fingers and bells on here toes.......

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (29 Oct 2010):

    great shot!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (29 Oct 2010):

    Very nice Bling! A wonderful and rare view of a marquis cut diamond.. great entry!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (30 Oct 2010):

    WOW, love the shapes in this..

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (30 Oct 2010):

    This is BLING to the Nth degree! Fabulous shot, Joe! You surely got all the details.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (31 Oct 2010):

    Great shot!!!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (31 Oct 2010):

    love the purple the color and lighting is perfect !!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    Light box perfect!!!!!!!! awesome entry..

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff said (2 Nov 2010):

    Outstanding job, great rock!!!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (4 Nov 2010):

    Wow! Wonderfully done!

  • Tori Lindo

    Tori Lindo gave props (7 Nov 2010):

    That some bling.

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2010):

    WOW! This is just beautiful. Very well done...

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