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......I worked with the aperture wide open on the lens at f/2 I had hoped for some bokeh highlights and of course shallow focus. The focus is probably too shallow and there's little sign of the hoped for bokeh. But smooth transition from sharp to blur is very nice with this lens.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Carl Zeiss Makro Planar 2/100 ZE
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Crail Flowers...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:22 Aug 2013 - 10:12 AM
Tags:Fife, Flowers & plants, Landscape / travel, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled
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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 10:54 AM

Nice focus........ I am not really that keyed up about bokeh.... but isn't there some in the bg behind the tree?
Lovely imageGrin
Diane

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 11:05 AM

Colourful Crail.
Ron.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 11:08 AM

Crail???
I might have passed them by... obviously dreaming....
They are beautiful.
My English let me down... what's bokeh?
Johanna

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 11:11 AM

Out of focus highlights Johanna, soft little circles in the background.

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 11:11 AM

Beautiful colours!! Pleasing image!!

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 11:17 AM

I was interested to read your intro about what you were trying to achieve, Dougie, although I think you chose a rather difficult subject.
The image is attractive but on my screen looks a tad over-exposed.
I took the liberty of downloading it into Photoshop, and although the histogram reached the left side, I dragged the black slider a little to the right, then reduced brightness by 5% and highlights by 10%.......this did not alter the image significantly or make it seem artificial, but did add impact.
You'll probably think what a cheek he's got and hope you are not offended.
Ronnie.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 11:27 AM

Don't come on here with your fancy words trying to impress us. I thought Bokeh was another of your Gaelic mountain ranges. Whilst it may not be what you set out to achieve the whole image goes off behind the tree giving us a hint of the surroundings. A pleasant pic indeed.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 11:41 AM

Ronnie I've posted a variant with your settings, see what you think?

May not look the same to you as you would have been using sRGB images to work with in PS.
There is a subtly better light from your settings I have to say and I'm not in the least offended, always willing to learn.

Dougie

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 12:10 PM

Well lit and coloured these ones Dougie.
I must get out more with my Minolta F1.2 lens.
But I find all that manual focusing bleeding hard work !!
Mick.

unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
22 Aug 2013 - 12:10 PM

Both Lovely ! keep trying for the bokeh I think I know where you took this . Need to have another trip down the coast sometime ! Crail is a fabulous place! g.

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 12:17 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmile

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 12:23 PM

Very attractive colours and beautifully separated from the background Dougie.
Maybe you should have hung some small mirrors in the hedge in the background Wink Smile
Rende

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 2:45 PM

The only difference I see is a little more contrast in the bottom rocks. That sounds like quite an unusual lens. Mind you I know next to nothing about lens other than the most common........Sandy

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43954 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 6:46 PM

I think your original has a very soft transition from the sharp to the oof, Dougie. Whilst good bokeh is very often desirable, there are occasions when it is at least equally pleasing with a soft, recognisable bg...as here.

Malc

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 6:49 PM

Quite a display Dougie the flower is not a particular favourite of mine but creeping up the bark of the tree it's looking very pretty, I think I should give this flower another look sometime and not put it down as I have done in the past

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 9:03 PM

Version 2 for me DOF is good but no boken
Regards Richard

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 5:50 PM

Thanks Dougie for the explanation and the two links. Imroved my English! You never finish learning..... Smile
Johanna

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