Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby sury » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:18 am

JB, Can't see any of your images. Can others see JB's posts shot at f2.0?
If so, Something must be wrong on my end.
Hmmm.

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Unread postby jbtaylor » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:49 am

They appear on my screen.

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Unread postby smulnik » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:10 am

Thanks Valery!

Love your 135mm ZA photos JT. And your shot of the glass reminded me of some shots I took with the 85mm ZA.
A few years back, the St. Louis Ballet was hosting a dinner Gala on the opening night of Romeo & Juliet. The Gala was being held before the show in the lobby of the theater. They weren't able to get the "company" photographer for the event, so at the last minute they asked me to take a few shots before I got into my costume. The intent was to use the shots as promotional photos for future Galas. The only thought going through my head was: how do I make the theater lobby look romantic?. The answer: 85mm ZA. :D

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Unread postby bakubo » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:02 am

Tokyo in 2014, Canon G15 (1/1.7" sensor)

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Unread postby jbtaylor » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:21 pm

Page 2 rocks.

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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby smulnik » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:36 am

Beautiful shot Henry. I love the whole composition.
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Unread postby jbtaylor » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:38 am

Taken at Longwood Gardens.
a900 and the ZA 135mm @ f2.8

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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby smulnik » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:47 am

Nice shot! To me, the bokeh is not only nice, but it also lends to the balance of the composition.
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Unread postby sury » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:25 am

Wonderful contributions gentlemen.

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Unread postby bakubo » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:54 pm

Padlock in the rain in Japan -- Canon G16 1/1.7" sensor

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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby Cogito » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:05 am

Just a rose in the garden.
Shot with a macro lens at 1:1. Minolta 7D . Not too much blur or bokeh but ....

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This at 1:10

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Unread postby bakubo » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:19 am

I especially like that first one! Very nice!

I recall that back in 2008 and 2009 in Hawaii I sometimes took super shallow DOF macro photos of flowers with my A700 + Sigma 90mm f2.8 macro. Just for fun here are a couple.

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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby Cogito » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:27 am

Thank you, Henry. Of your two, I like the first but maybe they could both use a little more contrast or clarity?
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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby sury » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:53 am

Tony,
love both of them and the first one is my favorite.

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Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Unread postby Cogito » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:41 pm

Thank you, Sury. Both shots are of the same plant. I started at 1:10 and ended up at 1:1.

This on the way at 1:5

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and this at 1:2

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