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Tulip, an impression.

By HarmanNielsen  
This shot was taken using a 2012 Pentax K-01 mirrorless (16MP, APS-C sensor) camera and an early 1980s SMC Pentax 28mm f/2 lens, at f/2 and 30 cm (closest focus distance), from straight above, in order to achieve a DOF of less than 1 cm, which would get everything out of focus except for the tips of the stamens inside the tulip's head (Blush not sure if these are the correct terms, I am not a botanist...). The camera was set at "muted", which is a high-key, low-contrast, medium saturation custum image setting, in order to get (with the help of the shallow DOF) an impressionist effect. I have tried to get similar results using tele-lenses (50mm, 100mm, 135mm) but as the field of view with these lenses is much smaller you won't get background details, which are or at least can be (I have come to think) very useful as composition-elements; so I am very pleased with this 28/2 lens, which is an absolute joy to handle.

Tags: Red White Tulip Green Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants High key Shallow depth of field Impressionist

Voters: adagio, SauliusR, Umberto_V and 4 more


I think you have pretty much nailed in terms of detail I have to admit Iíve got a really nice Pentax 35mm camera plus lens so Iím tempted to try it out and see what occurs.



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