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Morning Glory

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 30 August 2008 in Plant & Nature.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/40 second F/2.8 ISO 100 100 mm


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Mary from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

nice soft image

30 Aug 2008 7:33am

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

The softness really brings out the best of the flower! Really well taken!

30 Aug 2008 7:50am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Super work. I like these where you have a very small DOF and the rest is just color. Very nice.

30 Aug 2008 7:52am

saeeda from Tehran, Iran

wow ! nice focus ! all of your photos are perfect !

30 Aug 2008 8:43am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Really well done, Anita... I love it when you post these compositions! Gorgeous colors!

30 Aug 2008 12:33pm

Monte Stevens from Fort Collins, United States

Seems my comments are just simple words like "beautiful."

30 Aug 2008 12:49pm

MJ from Delaware, United States

very interesting effect... I love the colors

30 Aug 2008 3:30pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

So soft! I like!

30 Aug 2008 5:50pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Soft, dreamy, just a hint and the rest is mystery.

30 Aug 2008 9:57pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

so soft..... beautiful!

31 Aug 2008 7:34am

David Ross from Bryn Mawr, PA, United States

I learn so much about the textures of flower petals from you! Here again, it is your choice of focus that nicely directs to the eye to that end.

31 Aug 2008 9:26am

Raffi from Maryland, United States

Nice a soft. Did the camera give this effect or did you accomplish this through post processing?

1 Sep 2008 12:23am

@Raffi: Raffi: The effect was achieved by using a wide open aperture of f 2.8, which, on a 100mm macro lens has a very narrow depth of field. I focused on the edge of the flower, causing that part to be sharp and the rest to be blurred.

Kerri from Blacksburg, United States

This one makes my heart sing :) It has such a "dreamy" quality to it!
Great work Anita!!

2 Sep 2008 12:49pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

This is how a like flowerpictures ... shallow dof and great colors! It's like an abstract painting, very beautiful.

2 Sep 2008 1:19pm

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Wonderful use of DoF, Anita

4 Sep 2008 10:16am

Betsy Barron from Glenmoore, United States

amazing DOF - that's a sweet 2.8 you have there!

4 Sep 2008 1:25pm

@Betsy Barron: Thanks. I'm very happy with the Minolta 100mm 2.8 macro lens I bought in the spring.; I almost never take it off my camera.

1/40 second
ISO 100
100 mm