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Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 2 December 2008 in Plant & Nature.

Taken at Longwood Gardens Conservatory a couple of weeks ago on an outing with a group of photo buddies, I was playing around with getting interesting bokeh and using a narrow dof.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 100 100 mm


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Paul Michko from United States

I love the bokeh, which is what you were focusing on, Anita. The forground however could use a little more presence to strike a balance. Maybe moved slightly more towards the center. All in all though a pleasing image.

2 Dec 2008 11:26am

@Paul Michko: Thanks, Paul. Always appreciate constructive critique!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

crisp. Ilike it!

2 Dec 2008 12:10pm

Frida from Sweden

I really like the bokeh but I have to agree with what Paul says. Beautiful colours and tones well captured.

2 Dec 2008 12:31pm

@Frida: Thank you. I appreciate constructive critique, especially as I experiment with differnt images.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

It is quite pretty. Very subtle.

2 Dec 2008 2:17pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Delicate and pretty, Anita ...

2 Dec 2008 2:23pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Beautiful bokeh anita. Isn't it quite early or late for a camelia to be flowering there?

2 Dec 2008 4:31pm

@jamesy: Thanks! These Camellias were blooming inside a conservatory. You are quite right that nothing is blooming outside here!

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Delicious softness and love the vanilla tones with a hint of raspberry so much I am thinking Häagen-Dazs.

2 Dec 2008 6:48pm

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

You have been very successful with your 'experiments' This is a most beautiful image.So delicate in colour, lovely composition and the background is wonderful Well done.

2 Dec 2008 8:21pm

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Lovely boukeh but I think a wider DOF will make the flower stand out more. Your photos are really beautiful in their astonishing details on the flower but I'm kinda not getting it here... A pity really... But really nice tones and colours!

3 Dec 2008 11:55am

Marcie from United States

Beautiful soft pink/peach tones. Somehow reminds me of a Japanese print.

3 Dec 2008 12:44pm

Sumedh from New Delhi, India

Well the bokeh is doubtlessly nice!

3 Dec 2008 2:04pm

Kerri from United States

This is lovely!

3 Dec 2008 9:10pm

1/30 second
ISO 100
100 mm