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Lens: Da 50-135 Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Fernandez Ranch ISO: 80 Shutter Speed: 1/1500s Aperture: F2.8 
Posted By: Dice, 04-24-2012, 10:31 PM

Trying something new which is always fun. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I do like the softness of the images and bokeh....kind of painterly.



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love these, I think the shallow dof is wonderful and creates lovely images
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Beautiful images and great technique. I love the third one, the isolation from the sea of green is striking.
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I concur with the above comments. All are good, 3 in particular demonstrates how to isolate a subject from the foreground as well as the background.

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Great shots, love the colours in the second one, but the others are as good!
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I really like the the third image with the background nicely blurred to give the the centre plant the attention it needs.great job!!
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The last two shots have a nice dreamy quality that I like.--charliezap
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Very pleasing photos. The third one is my favorite, with the soft patterns and shifts in color, but all are very nice.

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QuoteOriginally posted by chezza Quote
love these, I think the shallow dof is wonderful and creates lovely images
chezza thank you for taking the time to remark.

QuoteOriginally posted by reed_page Quote
Beautiful images and great technique. I love the third one, the isolation from the sea of green is striking.
Reed thanks for your kind comments. The technique is something that I think I will practice with.

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I concur with the above comments. All are good, 3 in particular demonstrates how to isolate a subject from the foreground as well as the background.
Bruce. Thanks. That is my favorite as well. though some of the bokeh is kind of squishy.

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Great shots, love the colours in the second one, but the others are as good!
Thanks Rense. The poppies are popping everywhere in California. The recent rains have helped produce a nice wildflower year.

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I really like the the third image with the background nicely blurred to give the the centre plant the attention it needs.great job!!
Thanks Barnster. You are a frequent commenter on my pics. I appreciate them all.

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The last two shots have a nice dreamy quality that I like.--charliezap
Hi Charlie. That was the effect that I was going for. Glad it came through.

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Very pleasing photos. The third one is my favorite, with the soft patterns and shifts in color, but all are very nice.
Tamia. Thanks for your comments and kind words.
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Great shots, love the colours in the second one, but the others are as good!
Yup, agreed. Now go try the exercise again with a lens in the 1.X aperture range
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Very pleasing shots!
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Excellent. I like it. They do have a painting like quality.
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Wonderful photos, I have to agree that I also like the third best.
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marvelous compositions...the lens and k5 are a dynamic combination in your hands... well done, dave m
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The first one is very artsy for sure.
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