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

Something a little different.
I lay down among tall grasses and shot through them to achieve a soft focus, using a wide open aperture (f2.8, 100mm macro lens). I think a zoom lens would work better. Unfortunately, I can't remember which photo blogger explained this technique.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/640 second F/2.8 ISO 200 100 mm


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Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Beautiful silhouettes of the grasses against the sky. I like the upward angle and the soft blues and greens.

30 Oct 2008 7:34am

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Beautiful image. Such soft and delicate colours. Lovely subject well taken.

30 Oct 2008 8:31am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Very ethereal and delicate.

30 Oct 2008 10:29am

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Very nice! lovely contrast and the soft focus works really well here! I think i'll try this one day or another too!

30 Oct 2008 10:31am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Anita, your work is simply extraordinary these day. There is such a great feel to this shot. It reveals so much emotion for me. Excellent work.

30 Oct 2008 10:34am

Laurent from Lyon, France

nicely soft, and beautiful colors

30 Oct 2008 12:39pm

Sue from United States

So very soft and delicate; nearly an abstract feel. I really like the subtle colors in the background with the nearly silhouetted grasses.

30 Oct 2008 12:44pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

wow - this is different for you, but still amazing. I love the gentle colors in this - very subtle and relaxing....

30 Oct 2008 2:23pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Very cool!! I really like the soft colors!

30 Oct 2008 3:34pm

Mary from Richfield, United States

Gorgeous, Anita !! Really like the dof and the soft pastel colors in the background.

30 Oct 2008 3:52pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Great shot Anita I love the effect

30 Oct 2008 8:17pm

Frida from Sweden

So delicate and beautiful colours. Love this!

30 Oct 2008 9:49pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Gorgeous! I love this. It is simple, and gracefully beautiful.

31 Oct 2008 11:04am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I like this one, Anita... I've taken a number of these as well but not posted them... They can be as interesting as flowers.

31 Oct 2008 11:48am

Marcie from United States

Love..love..love this. The softness..the dof..the delicacy of the grass. WOW!

31 Oct 2008 11:49am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Oh, this is so gentle and light and airy. . . more of a thought than an image . . . wonderful !

31 Oct 2008 7:42pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine, very delicate image resulted from you low viewpoint and technique. Well done.

31 Oct 2008 9:19pm

Dhini from Dordrecht, Netherlands


3 Nov 2008 7:30am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Breathtaking! So delicate.... Fantastic detail and use of DOF!

5 Nov 2008 6:48am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I like this one too. Well done.

6 Nov 2008 3:16am

ABW from Colorado, United States

I really like this shot! Very peaceful. Wonderful soft colors. :)

6 Nov 2008 10:33pm

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1/640 second
ISO 200
100 mm