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By KingArthur
Toying about with my limited artistic moods, and testing my new Nikkor DX 18-135mm ED lens at the same time, I came up with this composition while walking through San Anton Gardens recently.

Using critical focusing and pretty selective depth of field, I gave due prominence to these lovely dainty flowers allowing the clusters in the background to merge softly out of focus ..... the mood I was in coupled with the focal point aptly titles the shot "Blues".

Viewing larger should look better, hope you find to your taste.


Specs -
f/5.6 @ 1/100sec.
Handheld shot

Tags: Flowers General Blues Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Selective dof

Voters: GeorgeRusky, Davidmet, Possum and 21 more

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Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
6 Apr 2007 2:45AM
Lovely picture,nicely composed, I like the bg. - Brian.

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AlanBW 11 20 England
6 Apr 2007 6:59AM
Superb colours and dof
DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
6 Apr 2007 7:53AM
Sorry to hear you were feeling blue Joe...hope this result helped to make you feel better.
A beautiful flower & such a pretty shade of blue.
Hope you got some shots of the ones in the background for us.
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2007 8:26AM
If you create such nice things feeling blue, your blues are something good, Joe!
KKmoments 11 12 1 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2007 11:20AM
Beautiful composition, love the blues and the lighting/dof topped with fine presentation makes it a winner for me.
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Maiwand 10 3 72 England
6 Apr 2007 1:03PM
Wonderful shot Joe. I think you can safely say that the new lens was worth it. Expertly composed.
BertC 10 29 Malta
6 Apr 2007 5:27PM
Lovely colour & dof Joe .... that lens is tops.
Malc_V 11 England
6 Apr 2007 8:08PM
Excellent image Joe, great dof and beautiful colours.

Possum 10 148 England
6 Apr 2007 8:52PM
Admirable, Joe. I have real problems diffusing the background like this; very well done!
6 Apr 2007 9:17PM
so beautiful and so pretty gorgeous light


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7 Apr 2007 12:12AM
Superb capture with nice DoF, colors and detail.

edcat 10
7 Apr 2007 11:14AM
Il-Lallu!!!!!!!!!!!!! man prosit!
Aurora 12 3 England
8 Apr 2007 11:38AM
The lens work very well Joe. Wonderful rich colours.
exposure Plus
13 4.9k England
8 Apr 2007 8:24PM
Lovely selective focussing tones and colours light detail and composition.
G73photography 11 417 15 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 11:08PM
very nice colours, and good use of DOF, G

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