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i can't help but try to elicit some discussion on here.. so here's another foreground bokeh shot... doesn't have the same colours in it but reminds me a little of an Andy Rouse image of the same subject

don't forget, as always 100% genuine opinions are welcome. having a bad day - vent away here

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens:300.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jun 2012 - 2:40 PM
Focal Length:600mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/8000sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Puffin bokeh
Username:philhomer philhomer
Uploaded:28 Jun 2012 - 10:17 AM
Tags:Bokeh, Farne islands, Northumberland, Puffin, Seabird, Wildlife / nature
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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 10:25 AM

Nice focussing and capture.
Matt

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84245 forum postsKarenFB vcard England161 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 10:27 AM

Okay, remember you did ask! Wink

For me personally, there's a little too much 'bokeh' and not enough Puffin - I would have liked to have seen a little more leg. Smile
(sidling out of the door now!)

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 11:07 AM

An superb capture,
saeid

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54169 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 11:36 AM

I never realised you could get foreground bokeh. It looks quite different to the usual background patterns.
This image stood out from the thumbnails for me because I've never seen a puffin photographed in such an atmospheric way before and I like it a lot.
Chris

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Paul1
Paul1  5 Ireland
28 Jun 2012 - 11:51 AM

I like the effect the bokeh has on this shot, nice capture

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philhomer
philhomer  432 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 12:13 PM

aha.. not too many votes but that's not really the point

glad to see that we have comments here from each extreme of the argument - many thanks to all including KarenFB and those that have taken a more discrete approach and messaged me privately.

personally i think the key to gaining an interesting portfolio (even if only interesting to self) is to shoot variety, so 'clean' subject-focused stuff, but also environmental

this latter style (currently) seems to do slightly better with the dreaded camera club judge circuit


by the way i have no idea whether foreground bokeh is any sort of official terminology but it seems to fit the bill

Last Modified By philhomer at 28 Jun 2012 - 12:14 PM

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32816 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 6:19 PM

I love Puffins what ever form or shape they come in, and this particular example seems to be wanted to be captured amongst all the foreground distraction. A real gem.


Regards Nathan

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philhomer
philhomer  432 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 9:13 PM

Nathan, i completely agree regards puffins as a whole - not that i could actually eat a whole one, but just for those that may or indeed may not be confused by the above comment - the foreground distraction was not an accident, it was rightly or wrongly a choice made at the time of shooting... in order to avoid the foreground distraction all i had to do was not lie down.

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