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Autumn Berries

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Challenge: Shallow DOF IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: Things
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: Sep 8, 2008
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 9, 2008

Last-minute entry ;-) I took this earlier in the week and when looking back through all the things I'd shot with a shallow DOF I decided this was the shot most dependent on DOF for its effect. Not a stunner, but I like the colors and patterns and I think it should get a respectable (5ish) score. Should probably have used f/5.6 or maybe even f/6.3 to get that other foreground berry in focus, but too late now!

PP - converted from RAW, cropped, increased contrast and saturation, added border, resized, sharpened with slight noise reduction.

Place: 33 out of 324
Avg (all users): 6.2593
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.1928
Avg (non-participants): 6.3113
Views since voting: 906
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 189
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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09/23/2008 09:56:27 PM
Oooh this is gorgeous. I didn't vote so I did not see this. Love the blend of fall colors too.
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09/19/2008 01:24:07 PM
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09/17/2008 01:23:38 AM
Awe come on this is a painting (joke) very well taken and processed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/15/2008 06:01:09 PM
Nice autumn colors vs. green. We'll be seeing a lot of that soon.
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09/15/2008 05:53:13 PM
Lovely Bokeh and positioning
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09/12/2008 05:13:44 PM
Great job on getting just the one berry in sharp focus! I just wish that the berries either took up more of the photo or that more of the background was cropped out. The bokeh looks great, but the berries seem to get lost in all of the open space.
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09/11/2008 11:08:25 PM
Great composition but the subject lacks appeal.
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09/11/2008 08:54:54 PM
rich tones, lovely use of the oof berries to provide points of color and light - all around excellent.
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09/11/2008 01:20:41 PM
Yummy Autumn colors. Nice composition and I love the bokeh.
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09/11/2008 01:22:14 AM
Beautiful picture, beautifully focused.
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09/10/2008 05:08:18 PM
I think that is exquisite. It's dreamy and the color palette is delicious. WOW - this is my kind of shot. Terrific bokeh. 10
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09/10/2008 12:33:29 AM
Love the tack sharp focus and background bokey. Beautifully rich colors as well.

I'll be voting up those images that illustrate DOF, and voting higher those which have a sharp focus, and higher still those which have both a foreground and background element to illustrate DOF.
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