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Taken in the walled garden at Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island while on our visit.

I have seen many photos where there is a main flower in focus & the rest is a blur & I have tried many times to have a go but with no success, but here is one I quite like hope you do to

Tech: 1/200s, f18, ISO 400 & - 1 stop

Thanks for c's & c's on my other uploads pleased you stopped by


Camera:Canon EOS 30D
Lens:Sigma 50mm Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Sea of Blue Flowers
Username:GlynnisFrith GlynnisFrith
Uploaded:10 Aug 2008 - 3:12 PM
Tags:Blue, Flowers, Flowers & plants, Holy island, Lindisfarne castle
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CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2008 - 3:27 PM

Excellent dof, Glynnis. Carol

tezmarsden e2 Member 788 forum poststezmarsden vcard United Kingdom
10 Aug 2008 - 3:43 PM

Hello Glynnis you need a larger aperture to the one you have here such as f5.6 to get a smaller depth of field to get the effect you are after. hope this helps

TonyFrith e2 Member 7TonyFrith vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2008 - 4:06 PM

but this worked at f18 if she had used f5.6 some of the front flower would not have been sharp, She achieved what she wanted

pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
10 Aug 2008 - 4:24 PM

this is very nice
love the dof & above all, colours !

dianah e2 Member 824474 forum postsdianah vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2008 - 5:24 PM

Beautiful Glynnis..love the blue and the natural scene. A really lovely composition.

BBB e2 Member 6BBB vcard England
10 Aug 2008 - 5:28 PM

So, me deer, you like triffids as well eh? Super shot G, you keep doing what you are doing lass.

stephanfowles e2 Member 6stephanfowles vcard United Kingdom
10 Aug 2008 - 8:14 PM

lovely blue colour

photophantom e2 Member 6108 forum postsphotophantom vcard Philippines3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2008 - 8:43 PM

Great use of DOF. Presented beautifully

peugeot406 e2 Member 8peugeot406 vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2008 - 9:00 AM

Super image and pleased that you achieved what you wanted

keith_yorkie e2 Member 8keith_yorkie vcard United Kingdom
11 Aug 2008 - 1:36 PM

DOF ok, composition ok, but personally I don't like the border colour....
I'll speak to you tonight about dof!!!! (Hopefully)


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