A&P caterpillar photo shoot

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  1. themolsen

    themolsen New Member

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    i saw this fella out by a nearby lake today. first chance to actually use my 28-80mm lens for something other than boring snapshots

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    and another i took today...just for fun

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    Nikon D50
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    sweet bokeh
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    sweet bokeh??? ekkk doesnt look sweet, good pics but bad bokeh...
     
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    well i like it in those shots. for portraits, it wouldn't be so hot
     
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    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    the bokeh on the last shot is distracting. i look at the weird bokeh more than the subject.
     
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    meh, for me that's what I like about the shot. i enhanced the edges of the bokeh in PP on purpose :o same with the 3rd picture. the "clarity" slider in lightroom can really bring that out...if you want it. although it seems most people here don't like it so oh well
     
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    i love the first two. very well composed. the third one is ok. it looks to me like it was shrunken horizontally but im guessing its just the angle. 4th one bokeh is really distracting but i find myself intrigues by it and want to figure what it is out
     
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    3rd one...yes it's just the angle. notice the dof

    RE: bokeh in last pic

    does OT like this better? I got rid of the shit that gave stronger outlines to the bokeh

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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    no its not teh actual dof we are talking about its the crappy bokeh. Meaning nothing you could have done to fix it, since its a problem with the physics of teh lens....

    good bokeh....
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    Notice how the background just disappears.... so smooth and creamy, not chunky like your examples....

    your images are good. but thats not an example of good bokeh, which is my original point.
     
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    themolsen New Member

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    i see what you're saying. i'm still an amateur...just working out all the terminology. i had done some PP that brought out the edges, so the bokeh looked worse the the lens makes it. see the new pic I posted...that's what the bokeh originally looked like
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    its better, the way i get the creamiest bokeh is using a long lens and keep lots of distance between me and my subject. so if i want the most oof, i will use my 70-200 at 200 and step wayyyyy back...
     
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    ah, i see. thanks for the comments and help
     
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    image two has pretty good bokeh and its a cool pic. but like turbodude said, you should use a longer focal length and way step back and you can create some creamy bokeh, here an example from a 180mm, about 15-18ft back

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    this should be distance between subject and background. you may need to step back to use a longer lens, but subject -> bg distance is important.

    higher numbers of aperture blades generally produce more pleasing OOF shapes, but on some lenses they don't come into play when wide open.
     

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