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By cocoabean
Although this photo isn't very sharp I like the pink and yellow and how it fades to a white. I think it has a nice soft dreamy feel about. What are your feelings about this is much appreciated 🙂

Tags: Colour Macro General Soft Flowers and plants

Voters: newbe2, mike9005, Saastad and 13 more

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Saastad Plus
1 16 6 Norway
21 May 2019 12:37PM
Beautiful macro work!

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21 May 2019 3:07PM
I am by no means an expert but I can give you a little advice. It's nicely isolated from the bg, the details are a little soft and colour contrasts are good.It has a lovely soft feel about it. I guess you were just focusing on the open flower on the left.? I find using a big apature ( between 3.5-5.6) is great for achieving a nice soft bokeh but you get a very shallow depth of field and it becomes hard to hit the focal point, the bigger the aperture the less you will get in focus. I tend to use a smaller aperture for photoing the centre of a single flower where you want to bring out as much detail as poss and you don't have to worry about the bg. you can get away with using a smaller aperture if there aren't ant distractions directly right behind the flower. Try shooting just a single flower head and experiment with different apertures. try and pick a day when there's no breeze, try and avoid direct sunlight as well, a cloudy overcast day is perfect for flower photography if it is a bit breezy then use a faster shutter speed, either manually or increase the iso a little. Photo's don't always have to be pin sharp, it depends what effect your trying to achieve, I've taken some lovely soft dreamy photos with the aperture wide open.

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