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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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Votes:31
Voters:basilandjazz · User_Removed · 213hardy · jennialexander · mikesmith · gazlowe · rogerfry · gwynn56 · buxton · cabbie · tomcat · Bee76 · zapar40 · canonfan · Len1950 · pluckyfilly · Scottishlandscapes · AnneWorner · Nic_WA · GillyB · SlowSong · rontear · CaroleS · Paul Morgan · chase · vickyf · nicedayout · jasonrwl · maggie9 · Big_Beavis · terry_cavner ·
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mikesmith
mikesmith Plus Member 1045 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 Plus Member 9530 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  566 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 Plus Member 8326 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 Plus Member 1068 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
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  10179 forum posts Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:48 AM

Yummy gentle colours

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SlowSong Plus Member 64918 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 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 1318742 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 Plus Member 460 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
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 Plus Member 9vickyf 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  645 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 1:12 PM

i really like this Smile

maggie

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