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A Winter's Tale
A Winter's Tale

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Challenge: Shallow DOF in Red (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges: Macos / Close ups
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Date: Jan 8, 2012
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2012

Thanks for the many great comments.

I've only had this wonderful f/2.8 lens for a short time, and really enjoyed using it for this shallow DOF challenge. The hard part was reaching to get the one leaf I wanted to focus on to be in the same vertical plane as the berries relative to the lens, and holding that position until the sun came out again without falling into the roadside ditch!

Place: 17 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.2160
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 6.2000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2286
Views since voting: 675
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 125
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/16/2012 11:31:21 AM
This is beautiful. That lens has wonderful bokeh.
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01/16/2012 04:58:33 AM
Oh wow! This is bloody brilliant!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2012 10:17:52 PM
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01/15/2012 07:19:08 PM
It sort of reminds me of washing on a line, but that analogy does not do it justice, because it a lovely and delicate image. In my top lineup at the moment. 9
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01/15/2012 05:27:21 PM
Lovely background, and I like the arc of the leaves, and the punctuation of the berries.
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01/14/2012 02:29:51 PM
oooohhhh... I love that this had to be "discovered" and still meets the challenge. Great shot!
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01/14/2012 09:55:13 AM
Great photograph. Tone, light and DOF are effectively mastered in this image. You have chosen a very appropriate tile as the overall feeling of this image truly says "Winter" all day. The hint of sunlight on the one branch to the right is a pleasant little surprise that may be over looked by some.

Nice work.
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01/14/2012 08:58:19 AM
Lovely composition and soft colors. Amazing what you can get with just brambles. bumping up.
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01/13/2012 05:31:46 PM
I really like this photo because it's been done outdoors but for me it has the feeling of studio photo. The background is completely difussed and grey, very nice !
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01/12/2012 12:42:20 PM
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01/11/2012 11:52:42 PM
Gorgeous bokeh and composition.
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01/10/2012 02:14:31 AM
I do think this is my favorite in the challenge. Title fits it perfectly, light is marvelous, natural framing/composition is lovely. This would make a beautiful print!
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01/09/2012 12:34:22 PM
Oh. Beautiful. Really.
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01/09/2012 08:54:17 AM
The berries add a lot here. A shakespearean title reference also is nice.
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