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how do I get a good photo of a candled egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PlumTuckered, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    I've seen many of share fabulous photos of candled eggs and would like any advice you can give. I've got a Canon Digital Reb XT and a 50mm 1.4 Lens if that's any help.

    I candled my duck eggs last night and what a thrill to see those babies moving around in there!

  2. KDbeads

    KDbeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
    On the rebels there is a macro/portrait function, on the regular film ones it was a turn button on the top, not sure on the digital.. haven't gotten one yet! Set up a flat place to put both egg and camera to where the egg is about 10 inches away from the lens and in full view. I used a toilet paper roll that I crimped in the edges of to make a bit smaller with tape. I have a mini tripod that I can use for surfaces but if you have a regular tripod that's fine, otherwise use books to get it to the right height.
    Close the room, turn off lights, take the flash off the camera, using your flashlight set egg in holder and place the flashlight behind it. Snap pic with free hand and hold still until the shutter closes.

    Hope that explains it good enough, I can see it in my head and do it but describing it is hard!

    This is what I got:
  3. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    That's perfect! Thanks so much :) My 50mm lens is great for low light photos and I've got a good tripod so I'm going to give it a go this evening.


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