I have been sick the past few days, and last night, I had the urge to shoot a little, but I sure as heck wasn’t going anywhere. So, I tried ‘self eye macros’, which aren’t particularly easy. Luckily, the OM-D and 60mm macro have pretty good autofocus, so I set up my camera on a tripod, placed a flashgun on RF trigger to the side, so I could illuminate the texture of the iris, positioned my eye dead center on the lens, and pressed the button. Took a few tries to find the right distance for high magnification, but success! I need to work a little on where to position the light in order to avoid the reflection of my eyelid and eyelashes in the eyeball, but that’s for another day.
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Nice job, Jordan! It’s hard to make a good shot of an eye. The lighting really did a good job of showing the texture, like you had hoped.