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03-07-2017, 02:46 AM - 1 Like   #7801
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I guess the concept of a soft focus portrait isn't in your photographic vocabulary. It's always the way. Those who are the most critical often are caught up in the limitations of their own knowledge of photographic expression.
No, i understand what you mean, and I`m aware of soft portraits, but I guess when the concept of a soft focus portrait is present - you will have much less doubt if the straight of camera JPG done with 28-105mm DFA f3.5-5.6 is in focus or in shake/motion blur.

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Aysia.

28-105 DFA @ 63mm f4.5 1/30 ISO 1600

HoustonBob - this one is lot better. For heads up on K1 - please check if your SR (Shake Reduction) is on.
You can also bump up the ISO one stop to have a bit faster shutter speed. Also - you can decrease the distance/range to get a higher F stop. All this should eliminate the motion blur from the subject.

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Few more from Pt. Reyes
Wow & wow, that is for both shots, heh. Nice!
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Female bighorn sheep*. Had to focus the DA300 manually in Utah because AF quit the first time I put it on the camera. Then after being home a couple weeks and thinking about sending it for repair, it just started working again - annoying, confusing, implanting apprehensions.

*Super careless and thoughtless with the original post. Name of the animal corrected. Witless me.
This one gets the daily Awwww award. Too cute, and a nice catch.

PS: People who talk about their DA*300 having SDM issues make me very nervous about mine...
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Oh, those are Frangipani Flowers not Water Lilies............................
OK, you made me look that up... found some interesting info, thanks. I kinda wondered if there was more to it. Though some descriptions of floating leaves vs/ emergent leaves, leaves a lot to be desired, heh.
Lillies, lotus, and other varieties of night blooming, dayblooming, etc are all so diverse, I had no idea... very cool.
Eric

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Aysia.

28-105 DFA @ 63mm f4.5 1/30 ISO 1600
Cute, we had the very first one of those restaurants about 2 miles from me in 1983...
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Few more from Pt. Reyes
Those two are awesome

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Don't they seem so fuzzy ya want to just pet them? Maybe not...

We have a tiny variety of sweat bee that infest our hedges in the summer. Not so fuzzy or nice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sunCrm Quote
No, i understand what you mean, and I`m aware of soft portraits, but I guess when the concept of a soft focus portrait is present - you will have much less doubt if the straight of camera JPG done with 28-105mm DFA f3.5-5.6 is in focus or in shake/motion blur.
Having been trained in studio portraiture for a year by a guy who made his living doing it, I don't have a problem with the image. In fact I quite like it the way it is, and if asked, I'd print it large. Portraits can be too sharp.That's all I'm saying.

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Portraits can be too sharp.That's I'm saying.
Lots of things can be too sharp...there seems to be an obsession with sharpness that surpasses the value of a shot with some worth to the viewer other than just a bunch of razer sharp pixels? So far I have never heard Old Granny say....."WOW! Look at those razor sharp pixels!" Some of my favorite shots of other shooters are not sharp at all, but the shots are wonderful, they have mood, they have charm, they have laughter....they have value!

Some shots are just plain corny.....

"I'm sharp enough for my Mommy!"


Moon shots should be sharp so the 3 or 4 people in the entire world that have never seen one will be amazed. For those like me, I saw enough moon shots by age 3.
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Couple more from Buila National Park.







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Couple more from Buila National Park
The first one does it for me...wonderful! ...she looks to be thinking..."How long will this go on? You have a gazillion shots already!"

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Something a little different...From my clients balcony at Gasparilla parade.

What some people will do for plastic beads! Sheesh!
Pentax K-1 Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD [IF] Macro ƒ/6.3 200.0 mm 1/500 iso800


More quality time with my little friend here...
Pentax K-1 smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR ƒ/5.0 100.0 mm 1/200 iso100


Woodie must think he's darn cute, since he was so willing to pose for all these.
Pentax K-1 Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD [IF] Macro ƒ/4.5 200.0 mm 1/250 iso100

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FS- As I scrolled down slowly I was so proud of you! You had finally mastered a superb moon shot! Sure, there was that little hot pixel in the upper right, but otherwise, it appeared perfect. Then as I scrolled on down, I saw that you haven't learned a damn thing!
Damned ! I thought you were so proud of me that I shot with the cap on. I think it is imprinted on the sensor with that hotspot !

What a beautiful woodpecker, Eric !

1. Crop Mode 100 ISO Sigma Art 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM


2. FF Mode 400 ISO Soligor C/D Wide-Auto 20mm f:2.8 Topaz Labs Texture Effects 2


3. Crop Mode 1600 ISO Sigma Art 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM


4. FF Mode 400 ISO Soligor C/D Wide-Auto 20mm f:2.8
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Damned ! I thought you were so proud of me that I shot with the cap on. I think it is imprinted on the sensor with that hotspot !

What a beautiful woodpecker, Eric !

1. Crop Mode • 100 ISO • Sigma Art 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM


2. FF Mode • 400 ISO • Soligor C/D Wide-Auto 20mm f:2.8 • Topaz Labs Texture Effects 2


3. Crop Mode • 1600 ISO • Sigma Art 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM


4. FF Mode • 400 ISO • Soligor C/D Wide-Auto 20mm f:2.8
Thanks Frederic! He is such a show off... he knows he's hot stuff. Heh.

Great set yourself there fella, love seeing the return of the Soligor. Awesome sunset colors!
Eric

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Lots of things can be too sharp...there seems to be an obsession with sharpness that surpasses the value of a shot with some worth to the viewer other than just a bunch of razer sharp pixels? So far I have never heard Old Granny say....."WOW! Look at those razor sharp pixels!" Some of my favorite shots of other shooters are not sharp at all, but the shots are wonderful, they have mood, they have charm, they have laughter....they have value!

Some shots are just plain corny.....

"I'm sharp enough for my Mommy!"


Moon shots should be sharp so the 3 or 4 people in the entire world that have never seen one will be amazed. For those like me, I saw enough moon shots by age 3.
Regards!
Just so ya know, I've got my eye on you fella... still trolling that "other" forum for a backup huh?...

Your K-1 will never forgive you... I heard through the grape vine that if you get a K-5IIs, your K-1 mode dial will abandon ship, dust will attack your sensor and your anti shake will become pro-shake.

OK OK... fine... I confess, I sold my K-5 and have no backup at the moment...I was thinking a second FF, but lately I'm thinking KP for a backup to my K-1, because of what I'm hearing about its awesome high ISO performance, with those extra concentrated APSC 24MP for my long tele lenses. The K5IIs is a dandy camera, but not sure I could go backwards on AF or pixel density at this point.
Eric

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Great set yourself there fella, love seeing the return of the Soligor. Awesome sunset colors!
Thank you ! No, Soligor or tequila sunrise
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