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12-03-2010, 05:46 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tamia Quote
I used my DA 50-200mm for this shot, no polarizer, but a protective UV is on the lens
Interesting green flare. I wonder if the UV filter had anything to do with the coloring? Nice rainbow flare Javier. Looks like she's walking into it.
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La bomba Javier, a great picture composition-wise and that crescent rainbow flare is the icing on the cake, really smashing.

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Thanks John and Georg. It was a lucky shot.

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John, I don't know if it's the UV filter or not. The following photo was shot with a different lens, the 18-55mm II kit lens, which also has a UV filter, and this has a green flare.




Javier, those are wild flares in your photos. Green ones as well!

Georg, WOW, looks like Christmas tree ornaments all over your photo!
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I imagine then that the flare coloring is a combination of coatings on the lens and wavelength of light entering the lens. My field shot had a reddish flare to it in sunlight, yet the flare was very blue under stadium lights, both shot with my Kiron 28-70.

Georg: great shot! The flare and blown highlights really adds warmth and drama to the photo.

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When I first saw this shot, I thought I had condensation on the lens. The more I looked at it, I thought the flare actually helps it (Although I was going for a cleaner shot )

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Tamia I think the green flares mostly come from a green back-coating. More often than not the back lens is greenish. See the cascading hexagons in MikeS' beautiful picture and the second to last is green also (there is a reddish reflection last/bottom). We have disussed back lens coatings in conjunction with reflecting sensors and it seems to be one major reflection source in digital SLR's. You are probably right about the combination of lens coatings and light temperature as determinants of reflection colors.


Push the contrast hard in bright sunlight = bring the colors .-)
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Mike S, I love that! The flare looks like snowflakes.

Georg, the science of optics is fascinating. I think you and John must be right about the cause of the color of flare. You got a LOT of different types of flare there.
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Jupiter 12 flare, Fed-3, Fomapan 400
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Crepe Myrtle Berries

Shot this one today for a little intentional flare/blown highlights of the sun, but didn't want to completely put the sun in the frame. I didn't know at the time it would show up purple, but it goes great with the sky and cold temperatures we had today.


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Movie-star sunset.
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