Garden Glory


LennyBloke

Link Posted 29/11/2019 - 12:01
The Late Autumn morning light provides different images of old familiar subjects - these three are taken with what has become my favourite Macro lens - the SMC Pentax A 100mm f2.8 Macro :

1. Lavender Bokeh



2. Raspberry Leaf



3. Physalis Backlit



Comments and Criticisms welcome
LennyBloke

alfpics

Link Posted 29/11/2019 - 17:05
The second one is so delicate and the oof parts don't distract IMO. Lovely lighting on no 3 and focus in the right place giving maximum effect. First one, whilst the light is great, lacks the focal point sharpness for me.
Andy

pschlute

Link Posted 30/11/2019 - 00:13
Love the bokeh in the first but the third is a cracker.
Peter



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davidwozhere

Link Posted 30/11/2019 - 00:28
pschlute wrote:
Love the bokeh in the first but the third is a cracker.

Me too. There's some wonderful light around presently and these made good use of it.
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jvs

Link Posted 30/11/2019 - 07:42
pschlute wrote:
Love the bokeh in the first but the third is a cracker.

Agreed!
John

Chrism8

Link Posted 30/11/2019 - 08:09
pschlute wrote:
Love the bokeh in the first but the third is a cracker.

Yep, for me as well
Chris

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swarf

Link Posted 30/11/2019 - 10:39
The first one doesn't work for me, I think that there's too much in the image - maybe a tighter square crop around the flower head? I love the colours in the second one, beautiful and delicate. The third - as others have said, it's a cracker.

Phil
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 30/11/2019 - 16:03
Is this one an improvement on the first image...




...agreed it's a very busy background and the point of focus isn't well defined enough, I couldn't get the plane of focus right at maximum aperture and stopping down impacts the Bokeh significantly. Thanks for all the comments - good to have a few more eyes to help improve things
LennyBloke

Lubbyman

Link Posted 30/11/2019 - 16:55
On the other hand, why should there always be a point of focus? You could get rid of the lavender altogether and just have a totally impressionistic, out of focus abstract that just hints at a reality which can't quite be grasped. I think it would work for me.

Of the other two, no. 3 is quite stunning. Can't get excited about no. 2 though, the colours are gorgeous but the foreground OOF leaves are too distracting.

Steve

Sry

Link Posted 01/12/2019 - 16:08
The leaf patterns in 2 make it the more interesting shot for me (though, as has been said, the light in 1 & 3 is great).

thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 01/12/2019 - 17:04
pschlute wrote:
Love the bokeh in the first but the third is a cracker.

Yup, adding my name to the list... super detail though all round...

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Bill

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