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Drooping flower

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Challenge: Bokeh VI (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2010
Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Ireland
Date: May 16, 2010
Aperture: f25
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Floral, Blur
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2010


Place: 334 out of 347
Avg (all users): 4.1369
Avg (commenters): 3.6667
Avg (participants): 4.0247
Avg (non-participants): 4.2414
Views since voting: 721
Views during voting: 266
Votes: 168
Comments: 4
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06/16/2010 04:51:36 PM
You shot this at f/25 for a Bokeh challenge? You would have placed MUCH higher if you had dropped your aperture to that len's largest of f/3.5 (or f5.6 if you were zoomed in to take this shot). That would have caused the background to be much more out of focus and made your subject stand out much more. The focus is nice, but the image is too dark, at least it is on my monitor. Have a look at the histogram and see where the bell curve falls, if it's too far to the left, then the image is too dark.

Message edited by author 2010-06-16 16:52:27.
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05/19/2010 08:49:25 PM
Unfortunately, I don't think this portrays good bokeh, the background is too visible and distracting. What I might suggest is getting lower so you are more even with the flower, instead of looking down upon it.
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05/19/2010 01:49:32 PM
too dark for my liking but those flowers are really pretty
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05/19/2010 12:18:28 AM
Seems a bit underexposed, not a ton of blur in the bkg. Next time, if you can separate the subject from the background with a little more distance, you'll get more blur even if your camera doesn't have a huge aperture. i.e. Pick the flower and move it. Good luck!
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