This is not the same shot as Tipsy . It’s a similar point of view, zoomed out a bit, but the focus is not at the same place. Here it’s on the first egg in front, whereas in the other shot, it’s on the third egg.

I also inverted the colour, and flipped it horizontally to make a contrasting set.

Focal length 40mm
Aperture f/5,6
Shutter 1/15 sec.

Shot in manual mode and manual focus
Nikon D60
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR

Featured in the group High Key on March 18, 2009

Featured in the Simply White Artwork Gallery on March 27, 2009

Featured in Inverted World on April 4, 2009

Featured in the group Sets of Two on April 17, 2009

Featured in Still Life Fine Art and Food Photography on April 6, 2011

1st place winner in the White and Edible challenge of the Simply White Artwork Gallery on August 19, 2009

Makes a great set with

Easter Greeting Card also available thru my other portfolio

You may also like the diptych version:


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  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    You keep us all so entertained, Johanne, with your wonderful creative mind. Very clever set!

  • Thank you Wendi! Glad to provide the entertainment, and it’s free! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 5 years ago

    Great one! How did you finally keep thems tanding up – bluetac?

  • Thank you Vikram! Bluetac was not enough by itself. The unbalanced eggs kept pulling free because of their weight, so I had to use a subterfuge. I still had a bunch of loose thin crocheted rings like the ones used in the photo (link), so I aligned 5 rings on the black surface and put a little ball of blue tack on the surface inside each ring. I only had to position the eggs to my liking afterwards. You can see a bit of the rings in Palbearers Some of the eggs leaning the most got unstuck one or twice, but it was manageable.

    – Johanne Brunet

  • lucin
    lucinover 5 years ago

    You are a grand teacher as well as photographer.

  • Thank you Lucin!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    Oh wow I love this series Johanne! Fantastic composition and DOF. I just want to know how you got the eggs to stay upright like that!

  • Thank you Ursula! I see that you found the info. :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    Errrr, I just looked at your comments again, and I believe you have already explained that…sorry!

  • Anaa
    Anaaover 5 years ago

    Wow !! simple, creative & interesting :)

  • Thank you Ana! Thank you as well for the fav! I just spent some time visiting your portfolio and you have marvelous work in there. I’m definitely adding you to my watchlist! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetover 5 years ago

    Congrat for your cover image in Simply White Artwork Gallery for the White Lighting challenge.

  • Thank you Sis! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Eva & Klaus WW
    Eva & Klaus WWabout 5 years ago

    Congrats to your feature in the group “sets of two”!!! Wonderful work!!! Klaus

  • Thank you so much, I really appreciate the honour! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetabout 5 years ago

    Congrats for your Top Ten in High Key challenge of Mood and Ambience group.

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosalmost 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous image please enter this into this challenge

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