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I've had a quick play around with a Pentax K20D and an old 50mm f/1.4 M lens this morning and came up with this using the lens wacking technique where you just hold the lens in front of the body detached so light can spill into the body and create extra flare.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K20D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:K or M Lens
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 May 2012 - 10:36 AM
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:+1/2
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Garden flower
Username:Pete Pete
Uploaded:30 May 2012 - 8:59 PM
Tags:50mm 1.4, Bokeh, Flowers & plants, Garden, Lens wacking
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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 9:30 PM

Not heard of that technique before Pete but I love the result you've achieved
Mike

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rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8501 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
30 May 2012 - 9:36 PM

You've been following James Miller and Philip Bloom !

Love the effect you've achieved with this.....great atmosphere.

Roger.

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 10:41 PM

beautiful light and i do like the bokeh effect achieved here.
ant.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 7:32 AM

definitely a new one on me but a great result

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:09 AM

A beautifully ethereal image , soft colours and shallow focus, the bokeh just adds a very special feeling to this lovely photograph, well done Pete deserves an award in my opinion. A place on a wall at the very least.

Dougie

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:38 AM

Wonderful effect Pete - will have to try this with my 50mm macro. The bokeh is so lovely and painterly and those spectral highlights also. A wonderful feeling of summer mood is created here.
I'll stop now...........

Anne

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Nic_WA
Nic_WA  9179 forum posts Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:48 AM

Yummy gentle colours

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 9:53 AM

This is beautiful. So gentle and soft with that delicate and perfectly sharp flower in the f/g.
I wonder how many shots it took to get this goodie.
Chris

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318434 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 10:07 AM

thanks for all the votes and comments, much appreciated Smile

Quote: I wonder how many shots it took to get this goodie.

it was the fourth shot Smile

Last Modified By Pete at 31 May 2012 - 10:08 AM

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 12:40 PM

Love the dof and the bokeh, gives a really new fresh aspect to a floral image, don't know that I would be brave enough to try it thoughSmile Carole

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 6:55 PM

Worked well Pete Smile

I went on to try and achieve similar effects using a compact with a fixed lens, I used a large filter and by holding this in front of the lens and tilting it at different angles created some interesting flare effects.

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vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 8vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 9:13 PM

Love the effect & must give it a try, although I'm sure it's hard to do. There are some good videos on Vimeo about lens whacking, which I'd never heard of 'til my husband - rogerfry - drew your image to my attention.

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maggie9
maggie9  545 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 1:12 PM

i really like this Smile

maggie

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