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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 1 July 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Following on from Mondays photo which showed an example of the bokeh of Nikon's 50mm f1.4G lens this image today is from their 105mm f2.8 micro lens.

Both lenses have curved aperture blades to help get the out of focus areas as smooth as possible.


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NIKON D40 1/125 second F/3.3 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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LivingTestimony - NatXWy from Singapore, Singapore

wow! very nice shot! i love how this was done (=

1 Jul 2009 5:37am

@LivingTestimony - NatXWy: Thanks very much!

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Nice one Ian, looking good.

1 Jul 2009 6:49am

@John Leech: Thanks John! from Wemmel, Belgium

Awesome, superb how you handled the pink's/purple's in this image. Outstanding DOF. A great job!

1 Jul 2009 6:51am Thanks Gert!

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

This is terrific. The DOF makes this a photo of color as much as of a particular flower. Well done.

1 Jul 2009 8:47am

@GJC: Thanks GJC!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful background and colours. Love it.

1 Jul 2009 9:29am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

as smooth as possible - I would say it works. :-)

1 Jul 2009 10:01am

@MadScientist: cheers...I'm glad you like it!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Sensational beauty, I could see this as a Mother's Day Card, it's so enchanting !

1 Jul 2009 10:23am

@Lorraine: Hi Lorraine....have you thought any more about getting a DSLR?

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Such beautiful delicate details and lovely colours! I'm charmed!

1 Jul 2009 10:26am

@hugo poon: Thanks Hugo!

Mary from PA, United States

Gorgeous!!! Such lovely colors and dof!! :)

1 Jul 2009 11:41am

@Mary: Thanks Mary!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

105mm or 157mm Ian ? anyway, it's a lovely image with great DOF and smooth background. As for me, I've the 60mm macro, just between the 50 and 105 and I'm very pleased of it !

1 Jul 2009 12:44pm

@Anna.C: Hi Anna, This lens is the 105mm. The Aminus3 exif reader at the side of the photo is reporting 157mm because I use a camera with an APS-C sized sensor which has a 1.5 crop factor compared to full frame 35mm equivalent.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Beautiful macro with great composition and lovely bokeh

1 Jul 2009 12:48pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thanks Luca.....bokeh is anew thing for me. I'm pleased that you like the photo!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Ian, this is just gorgeous! The soft colours and shallow depth (wicked cool bokeh!) are just wonderful. I do hope you will enlarge this one and frame it :)

1 Jul 2009 3:09pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks Sharon!....I've run out of wall space at home for more prints.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

thank you for the precision Ian ;-)

1 Jul 2009 3:41pm

@Anna.C: no problem Ana!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite selective focus. Stunning colors.

1 Jul 2009 5:40pm

@john4jack: Thanks Jack!

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

So beautiful.
lovely shot :)

1 Jul 2009 7:09pm

@Shahryar: Thanks Shahryar!

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful colors and bokeh. Well captured and presented.

1 Jul 2009 8:31pm

@Frida: Thanks Frida!

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

oh.......................... WOW

1 Jul 2009 10:01pm

@Onlymehdi: Thanks Mehdi!

Marie LC from Voiron, France

beautiful colours and dof

2 Jul 2009 9:31am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Every day in my dreams dear Ian...too darned broke lol

2 Jul 2009 10:10am

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Beautiful , lovely photo !

2 Jul 2009 8:03pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

The background is very effective.

4 Jul 2009 1:15pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I'm never sure about times I have the feeling that I should get rid of it in my shots....but it is not the case here!You managed so well the "dream effect" and the "portrait" of the flower! So much the more as lavenders are not exactly flowers meant to be shot individually.....their power is always in extended groups/fields.

6 Jul 2009 3:23am

Batkoï from Salon de Provence, France

very nice composition and colour

6 Jul 2009 10:57am

Tammy-Cricket from somewhere out there, United States

Just a stunning image. Everything about this.

7 Jul 2009 12:47am

1/125 second
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)