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Wicked Dark
07-16-2011, 12:04 PM
My old Olympus 90mm f2 macro has the most silky smooth bokeh and the other day I decided to play around with it both in macro mode and as a telephoto. Those who do not like the color green can skip this post. All shots are either at f2 or 2.8.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6022/5942749343_1fe9fccd7e_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6150/5940002160_ff2e7e8442_b.jpg

These first two are moss spore things...pods? I think the second one is without the husk, and the first is what's under the husk. IRL these are just a few mm across.

and of course, what post of mine would be complete without ferns?

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6124/5940641701_5db65d3582_z.jpg

JAS_Photo
07-16-2011, 04:30 PM
Nice set, WickedD. I particularly like the second one.

Iguanasan
07-16-2011, 06:32 PM
Interesting play here, WD and I love the green! :)

jude01
07-16-2011, 09:04 PM
absolutely love love LOVE!!! them!!! especially # 1

Wicked Dark
07-16-2011, 09:31 PM
thanks peeps. each of those little spore pod things is just a few mm across and so even the slightest breeze was frustrating. I may take the 90 into the field again tomorrow. bokeh may ensue. again.

Lizardqing
07-16-2011, 11:19 PM
Nice. It does have a nice result.

Hillbillygirl
07-17-2011, 07:07 AM
Very nice macro shots WD. Those moss spore capsules are so sharp, and as you said , very nice bokeh.

Wicked Dark
07-17-2011, 08:48 AM
thanks guys. Didn't go out yesterday and might not today either. too hot.

okmqaz42
07-17-2011, 09:10 AM
number 1 for me is a screamer. Perfect.

kat
07-17-2011, 01:20 PM
Awesome! Nubmer 1 all the way for me too!

Wicked Dark
07-19-2011, 07:49 AM
thanks much. I almost didn't set #1 to process because at first glance it seems over-bokeh-ed, but then it grew on me.

Marko
07-19-2011, 10:21 AM
Nice set! - Since you mentioned it, I wonder if shot 1 would also work with a tighter crop which may eliminate some of the 'over-bokehedness'.

Wicked Dark
07-19-2011, 05:18 PM
I did crop it...at least I think I did, changed it from 4:3 ratio to something slimmer top to bottom. It helped and I toyed with doing more, then got indecisive.

asnow
07-19-2011, 07:10 PM
These are excellent bokehs. My fav is number 1, however I did have the same feeling as Marko that you could maybe crop a little bit more off the bottom.

Marko
07-20-2011, 11:26 AM
I did crop it...at least I think I did, changed it from 4:3 ratio to something slimmer top to bottom. It helped and I toyed with doing more, then got indecisive.
I guess I meant 'really' severe cropping, lol. For me the shot is about the plant, not the bokeh - but there's so much bokeh it has become a distraction for me.
50% of this photo barely has detail it's 'so' bokehed.
So...the severe crop I'd try would crop away 75% of this image. I'd crop off the entire bottom 50% and half the left side. (something like that).
This may be blaspheme for you, if so don't go there. :)

Wicked Dark
07-20-2011, 02:32 PM
blasphemy? no, just another opinion and viewpoint.

Marko
07-20-2011, 02:49 PM
Like something else, everybody's got one right :laugh: