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Old 07-29-18, 04:28 PM
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Neighbor brought this over the other day and I liked how it was flowering. I don't take pics of flowers often and most those would be outdoors, some indoor practice:


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I took these while playing around with my new Sony A6000. These were with the 25-50mm kit lens.



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Spring time along with pollen is definitely here.

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Mike, I would have moved that plastic clip a bit down, out of the frame!

I ran into the same problem at the Singapore orchid gardens, they use those clips there to, even outside in their 'nature' exhibit. Didn't dare to move the clips there, however, as first there were too many and second Singapore being Singapore I wouldn't have been surprised if some staff would have come running and shouting!

When taking close up images of flowers I found it always challenging to get focus right on stamen and pistil, combine that with balance of DoF, shutter speed and wind, and it's not an easy task out in the wild!
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Not a flower, but I got this little guy at Singapore Botanical Gardens:



Orchids at the Orchid Gardens, a special exhibit part of the botanical garden:


This one had plastic clips underneath at the stem, so had to crop it in a less than perfect way:
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Nice! Went to an Orchid society meet-sale some years back. Was amazed at the varieties that were being shown, equally amazing were the prices! I have one orchid (Don't know the name) that I've been attempting to get to bloom again. It grew two flower spikes but as of yet, it has been very slow. I don't feel I have the fertilizer ratio right to promote it properly.

I may have a version of that orchid shot with the clamp cloned out.
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taken with phone, at atlanta botanical gardens.

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note that the phone adds the bokeh AFTER the shot through software... clever. original image. this is a pixel 3xl. apple does the similar portrait mode through multiple cameras i believe. but somehow google identifies which parts of the image should be 'in focus' and then blurs the rest.

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African Violet


Peach Blossoms from my Backyard

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Some cameras use secondary depth cameras for DoF effects, others are just software based. In the google pixel sample it can be seen in a sense that there seem to be only two levels - blurred and not blurred. It can be seen best where the stem comes up from those small leaves, it's raising like out of fog - whereas there should be a gradual sharpness transition in those small leaves.
Still, the result is certainly better than without.

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