Friday, February 10, 2012

Flower/Depth of Field

I used the Lensbaby Muse with the macro kit--both lenses stacked--to create a dramatic DOF that brings out only two petals of this very tiny flower.

Camera: Canon EOS T3, Lensbaby Muse with macro kit Processing: PSE, minor adjustments

10 comments:

  1. Great shot...DoF is sure there...love the bokeh too

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  2. Love this...the sweet spots are oh so sweet and that soft blur is just fabulous!

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  3. I was just trying some flower macros....without the macro...this morning. We are in Key West for awhile and it's so nice seeing the flowers!

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    1. Should've added that I didn't get anything this nice, Bobbie!!!

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  4. Love your delicate touch of this tiny gem.

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  5. Love the DOF. Really softens the photo.

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  6. A sweet sweet spot, is that a pepper flower? How do you like the macro kit? I've wondered about it.

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  7. Nice effect by stacking your lenses.

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  8. @Ellen: I've always had an interest in macro photography. I now have the opportunity to indulge in it. I am truly enjoying the macro kit. I'm not sure which "optic" you have, but I use the Muse. Macro is tricky with the Muse, because there's no way to lock in the focus. But if I set the ISO high (1600 indoors with good light--I don't have a flash at this point), the shutter speed is fast, so there' not much motion blur. I use a tripod if possible, but if not, I just try to brace my arms and hold my breath when I take the shot. And I squeeze off a lot of them so as to be sure to get a few keepers. I think it's worth the investment.

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