Science can be so interesting!


Another macro experiment inspired by Mike Moats.  As he explained it, this was originally a science experiment to show how detergents break down fats.  To do this, put some milk in a small container, add a few drops of food coloring and then stick a q-tip soaked in dish soap into the colors and give it a swirl.

In Mike’s original version, he used whole milk.  In mine, I only had 2% in the kitchen so, I went ahead and gave it a try.  I think the whole milk gives a more defined separation between the white of the milk and the colors but this variation gave me the neat looking flame patterns.

Here are some other shots that came out pretty well.

Go here to see the original post that I took as my inspiration:
Fun with Milk, Food Coloring, Q-Tip, and Dish Soap

Featured Image:
Food Color swirls in Milk

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/8 – 1/15 sec – ISO 200

#macro #macrophotography #milk #swirls #ScienceExperiment #vortex #detail #closeup #colorful #abstract #Nikon #MikeMoats

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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