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Crail Flowers...

By Scottishlandscapes  
......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.

Tags: Scotland Flowers and plants Fife Landscape and travel

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 10:54AM
Nice focus........ I am not really that keyed up about bokeh.... but isn't there some in the bg behind the tree?
Lovely imageGrin

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rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
22 Aug 2013 11:05AM
Colourful Crail.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 11:08AM
I might have passed them by... obviously dreaming....
They are beautiful.
My English let me down... what's bokeh?
22 Aug 2013 11:11AM
Out of focus highlights Johanna, soft little circles in the background.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
22 Aug 2013 11:11AM
Beautiful colours!! Pleasing image!!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Aug 2013 11:17AM
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.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
22 Aug 2013 11:27AM
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.
22 Aug 2013 11:41AM
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.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
22 Aug 2013 12:10PM
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 !!
22 Aug 2013 12:10PM
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 9 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 12:17PM
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
22 Aug 2013 12:23PM
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
22 Aug 2013 12:44PM
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
22 Aug 2013 2:45PM
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 Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
22 Aug 2013 6:46PM
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 here.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 6:49PM
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 11 91 223 England
22 Aug 2013 9:03PM
Version 2 for me DOF is good but no boken
Regards Richard
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 5:50PM
Thanks Dougie for the explanation and the two links. Imroved my English! You never finish learning..... Smile

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