52/2013 Week 28

52/2013 Week 28

As children we’ve probably all played with soap bubbles but they are so delicate the slightest touch and they burst.

Last year I was given a packet of Magic Bubbles. They’re amazing, You create bubbles by dipping a wand into the solution, pull it out and blow gently into the wand. A stream of bubbles is formed but unlike normal soap bubbles these harden in the air. Once hardened you can catch a bubble, hold it, even join them together.

This macro photograph was taken using a Raynox DC-250 macro lens attachment fitted to the front of a normal Pentax 18-50mm lens.

The macro attachment has a very tight Depth of Field so with the bubble in focus, the flower is out.



8 thoughts on “52/2013 Week 28

  1. Tina Schell July 7, 2013 / 13:08

    Hmmm…..never heard of magic bubbles. What a wonderful idea for a photographer!!!


    • Mike Hardisty July 7, 2013 / 14:08

      They work best on warm sunny days, Tina. Seem to hold their shape better and last longer.


  2. fgassette July 7, 2013 / 15:03

    This is a magical photo.



    • Mike Hardisty July 7, 2013 / 19:42

      Spur of a moment idea, Francine. I remembered I still had them and as it was a beautiful sunny day it seemed like a good idea to try them out.


  3. Cheryl July 8, 2013 / 23:27

    Stunning capture!


    • Mike Hardisty July 9, 2013 / 21:31

      Thanks Cheryl, it really was a spur of the moment thing…


  4. Patti Kuche July 17, 2013 / 16:58

    Wow, what a great shot, and how much fun it sounds!


  5. Mike Hardisty July 18, 2013 / 08:46

    I’d almost forgotten about the bubble solution Patti, but using them makes it easy to capture this type of photograph


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