Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

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Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby sury » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:57 am

We know that any discussion on blur or bokeh soon tend to become religious but
let's sort it out through our images. Open thread and please post your bokeh and/or
blurred background images.

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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby smulnik » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:31 am

Sury,
Nice! My favorite is the second photo.
And I think you have Extra Sensory Perception. I was wondering if there was a bokeh thread. :D

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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby smulnik » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:42 am

Sury,
Does this thread include crazy looking bokeh? I have a tendency to challenge myself by walking around with my Reflex 500mm F8 lens to see what kind of bokeh I can get out of it.

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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby jbtaylor » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:20 am

Of course it does. The more the merrier.
Nice work from you both.

The ZA 85mm 1.4 shot at f2.0 on the a99.
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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby sury » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:44 am

Thank you and Nice set Sig. As JB said, more the merrier. :)
Nice portrait JB. Thansk for the suggestion...
CZ135 @f1.8 on A900. That thing is still alive and kicking strong.

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I see your crazy bokey and raise a bokeh panorama, Sig.

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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby bakubo » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:32 pm

Lots of nice photos already posted!

My wife holding a saba (mackerel) in the kitchen and preparing dinner.

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Unread postby jbtaylor » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:18 am

Those last two posts are spectacular.
No offense to Sury, but I love the fish.
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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby smulnik » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:56 am

sury wrote:I see your crazy bokey and raise a bokeh panorama, Sig.

Ha! I never thought of a bokeh panorama. That's great!
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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby smulnik » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:03 am

I kind of like that mackerel too! :)
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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby sury » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:20 am

No offense taken JB. :) I am looking forward to let my wife know that couple of fishies
were preferred over her photos. :lol:
Very nice mackerel shot, Henry. I agree with the consensus.
Sig, that 135STF is a dream. Love the macro shot. I think the Reflex
is losing out between 135STF and the 100 macro.

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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby smulnik » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:08 am

Thanks Sury. As far as the 135 STF goes, it has great bokeh but as you would suspect, it's not very versatile. In hindsight, I think that I would rather have the 135 ZA.

For this shot I walked the length of the fence until I found a spot where I could get strong circle-bokeh that would mimic the circles and angles in the fence ornamentation.
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I think that the circle bokeh in this one looks a lot like the glowing eyes of spirits or creatures lurking in the bushes. :) It's caused by purple Christmas tree lights in the background.
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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby jbtaylor » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:35 pm

Outstanding work. Well thought out and beautifully executed.
Also, the ZA 135 is an absolute rock star of a lens. Best money I have ever spent in photography.

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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby jbtaylor » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:44 pm

Regarding the ZA 135mm and embracing it's characteristics (CA and all), I offer the following:

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Shot at f2.0.
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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby jbtaylor » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:57 pm

And again at f2.0;

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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby ValeryD » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:13 am

WoW! All the pictures very good!
But
smulnik
... I think that the circle bokeh in this one looks a lot like the glowing eyes of spirits or creatures lurking in the bushes. :) It's caused by purple Christmas tree lights in the background.

It's super bokeh.
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