Among mist and pikes

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It's attractive and dangerous. I was playing with DOF and focus distance trying to create the misty background effect.

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Cool shot Dao. I'm also interested in how you got this one.

How are your eyes BTW? OK I hope.

Frank
 
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Flew said:
Cool shot Dao. I'm also interested in how you got this one.

How are your eyes BTW? OK I hope.

Frank
Thanks for asking, Frank. My right eye is doing great. I'm looking forward fot the other eye's surgery which will be next week.
 
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Hi Frank and Dave,

this shot was taken in the Desert plants section of Montreal Botanical Garden greenhouses. This cactus is a plant about 3,5 inches of diameter in a pot. Its color is a bit dark green but its unique flower is vivid orange as you can see (no coloring). When I look in the viewfinder, I saw the misty effect of the blurred pikes in the background. So I decided to play with the DOF to capture this effect while keeping the flower sharp. I took several shots varying the aperture and the focus distance. This picture was taken witn a Tamron 90mm macro, 1/60s, f/16 at about a feet and a half from the flower, focusing on the rear petals. I used a SB800, -0,7EV with a Lumiquest pocket diffuser over the head. In PS, the only thing I have done is darkening the flower surroundings a little bit to make it standing out more, besides cropping.
 
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greyflash said:
Love this one Dao, excellent image. I have been wondering where you are. The colors are fantastic on this shot.
Hi Gordon, I has lot of work at the office lately, so not enough time to get out shooting as I would love to. Cheers. :)
 

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