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flower burst

By sputnki
Hi All,

Another go with the zoom blur technique. This time I mounted it on a tripod, added a polariser filter (it was bright sun and I wanted the shutter speed down). I tried with and without the 'shake reduction' function, turned out to be better with it on. I figured it might since the camera is still being rocked hard by my cranking the zoom.

Shutter speed was 1/20 sec and I had the aperture at f/8. I played around with various speeds from 1/10 to about 1/30, but this seemed to work best. I also lightly layered in the central flower focused sharp.

Because the zoom blur is necessarily a 'centered' technique I cropped it afterward to the 'golden spiral'.

How's it looking now?


Tags: Flower Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Zoom blur Zoom zoom zoom

Voters: PhoebeB, taggart, User_Removed and 14 more

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PhoebeB 12
24 Aug 2007 12:10AM
Funky pic!!

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taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
24 Aug 2007 1:57AM
Hard work but I am likeing this one -- seems to have more focus and a point of focus-- Zoom is working well for you---

You have to love digital! for experiments.

User_Removed 15 825 Lithuania
24 Aug 2007 4:29AM
hmmm!... fabulous might be a good word!
flower74 12 7 Germany
24 Aug 2007 5:26AM
I like it... good technique and wonderful colours Smile
JudeC 13 6 3 England
24 Aug 2007 6:54AM
Looking great - JudeC
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
24 Aug 2007 10:06AM
User_Removed 16 16 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2007 3:54PM
very powerful

BlueRoom 13 73 20 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2007 6:17PM
An excellent crop. It bursts with energy... Now lets see how you get on with radial blur with your quaint, old fashioned techniques. Smile


I'd love to see that. SmileSmileSmile
glazzaro 15 70 23 United States
24 Aug 2007 10:48PM
Love how the colors blend in this one, looks like a tie dye, nice work, Spot on! Click!!!

tonymarq 14 1 United States
27 Aug 2007 2:45AM
Dong love how the colors seem to melt together and stay seperate to reveal detail!

stay well
A_Harrison 15 261 Canada
27 Aug 2007 7:03AM
These last two make my stomach churn but so does booze doesn't mean I don't love it and I really like these

MickS 15 23 14 England
27 Aug 2007 5:51PM
Watcha Doug,
well executed clever bit of work.
AlanBW 14 20 England
28 Aug 2007 4:50PM
Very effective treatment Doug, fine work
ChrisOs 15 2 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 1:54PM
Yep! That works. Good stuff, Doug. I love the colours in this one.
MartaHari 12 1 Spain
10 Oct 2007 3:36PM
bursting with brilliance - great efects, lovely colours

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