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Dew drop bokeh

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Posted by: Charlotte on Sat May 12, 2012 19:30   (8528 Reads)
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I know most of you know how to do this but I've had several people ask me questions and thought it would be easier to have it written down properly to show people.

Daisy Dew

What's out of focus is just as important as what is in focus IMHO and in most cases the way the 'out of focus' is presented is what can make or break a photo.

Most of the time, especially with macro work, it is nice to have un distracting creamy bokeh so that your eye is drawn to the main subject.

Some times it's nice to have bokeh that gives some 'magic' to a photo - and other times it's fun to just play with bokeh.

When I got my first Macro lens and went off hunting insects at dawn. Yep, at dawn it's the best time to catch them as they are generally slow and sluggish before they warm up. I discovered that using different apertures on the lens I could get some wonderful effects with the drops of dew on the grass and spider's webs.

Here's a not very good example;

What you need to do is get up early the light is wonderful when the sun's just coming up, later in the day just doesn't seem to work as well. Go out in the garden lay on your belly facing the sun and look through your lens. Focus on a blade of grass and the dew on it, change the aperture and check the DOF until you have just the blade of grass and it's dew in focus and you should see loads of out of focus dew drops sparkling like diamonds surrounding it.

Then experiment different apertures give different shapes and most of all have fun - that's what photography is supposed to be. FUN !!

Spider's webs and dew are fun too;

I'll shut up now -
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Re: Dew drop bokeh Love these images Charlotte ;)
Re: Dew drop bokeh   -   See entire comment Awesome, if that doesn't inspire people to go shooting they need to take up some other hobby.
Wonderful stuff Charlotte you are a credit to Pentax.  more
Re: Dew drop bokeh Great stuff Charlotte.

Re: Dew drop bokeh   -   See entire comment Great article! Thanks for posting.

- Charlotte
I'll shut up now -
Please don't!  more
Re: Dew drop bokeh Absolutely beautiful. You're getting rather good at this, aren't you.
Re: Dew drop bokeh   -   See entire comment Those are all great images. :)

I'm always out early at my local spot but we've had bad weather so far, but that seems to have changed today. I'l ...  more
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