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Light and Bokeh

Light and Bokeh
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Copyright: Mushtaq Hussain (mushtaqhussain) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1685 W: 62 N: 3007] (13921)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-11
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm 1:2.8 G ED
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Incredible Bokeh [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-18 3:06
Viewed: 1782
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone.

This was also shot at Ali Nursery using wider aperture for blur BG and the second plant gives a little mirror effect.
I don't know the name of the plant but its photogenic specially composing against the light.

Thank you for visiting and useful feedback.
My Best Wishes

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-02-18 3:34]

Hi Mushtaq,
This is really a lesson from your behalf with regards to lighting and shallow focusing in photography.
Here you produced an excellent example of how to use available light (from which ever direction it's coming) and focusing on the proper subject.
A very expert presentation of this plant in perfect sharpness and a lovely bokeh BG to render it in a 3D effect (completely isolated from the BG.
A successful effort with all the merits of a professional photographer.
Well done for the neatness.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hello Mushtaq,
Very beautiful and well placed in the frame. The OOF one in the BG enhances the image of the one in the FG. Very well done.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-02-18 4:02]

Hello Mushtaq,
You show us a beautiful side of nature. Really a masterpiece here with all the right elements of a photo. My congratulations on this. TFS Julie

Dear Mushtaq,
The plant is Dendelion and your photo is a interesting lesson how to do a Bokeh and soft reflexion.
Great one,

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-02-18 4:27]

Hi Mushtaq...
Beautiful shot with so nice presentation...
Have a nice weekend...

It looks a perfect focus and the image is very beautiful with a beautiful bg. good management of light.
That nursery must have a very beautiful garden.
Um abraço

Hello Mushtaq,

You intention worked well.
The f/g plant is sharp and, as you intended, the rear flower seems to present a blurred mirror image. The light is good, helping to reveal the fluffy textures of the seed parachutes.
IMHO your shot would be even better with a crop from the left, giving more attention to the two images.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Nice work..
In two place i see too hard contrast ...

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2011-02-18 6:35]

mooi en donzig !

nicely and downy!

Very simple but effective composition. Great use of the dof for selective focusing. Nice colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2011-02-18 6:45]

Salaam Mushtaq,

The old memories, now something will change as the ideas develop so now you'll not make just one shot but by 5~7 shots you can get a better result that HOW? you do the same in verious aperute and starting from f/2.8 and one wards, naturally this will give at f/8 and shutter speed of 1/125sec a better result as on the next phase you have the option to increase the ISO that 640 will give a nice result with much DOF. About the shot it is well focused in shallow depth bring the nice bokeh as the colours are much charming, TFS.


excellent image with grt details and excellent dof
tfs regards bryan

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2011-02-18 7:26]

Hi Mushtaq,what a wonderfully artistic composition of your beautiful plant.It is perfect in all its ways and shows us that you are a very great photographer.
Best regards Rose

It looks very romantic, Mushtaq.
Great color and light.
I love it

Hi Mushtaq,
Great work on the selective focussing and the shallow DOF. The composition with the great negative space is perfect and created a very high quality photo. I really like that you have a similar shape in the BG.

Hello Mushtaq

Here is a classic in the making. Very good pov with the plant in the background. completes the image nicely. just beautiful


Asalam o alekum
Thanks for telling us the useful information in the note.
it sure looks like mirror effect, but it isn't, nice capture.
Very nice Bg.
The things i learn from you are very useful.
you are my favorite

Hello Mushtaq,
Perfect portrait of stunning wild flower. Blutrred connterpart adds depthness effect and compşlementary element of composition. Well done artistic shot.
Selahattin E

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-02-18 9:36]


superbe captage de cette fleur, quelle finesse e tiamge, avec l'autre plante en fond, super ce blanc, de boutons qui vont éclaor, mangigique.

Bravo et amitié


I don't know the name either but is a very common flower, cool how the pistils fly when blowing on it...

Great effect and nice bokeh, I like the overall darkness and the great sharpness on the subject.

A very beautiful picture. I like to have more expressiveness, a good choice and also POV brightness, color and ... inspiration ... A picture worth a maximum of punncte, but my overall assessment.
Best regards

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2011-02-18 15:50]

dear Mushtaq,
this space feeling is wonderful as your previous shot,
yes in this scene fore focused plant and back blurred one are well contrasted and composed to make fine effect of depth,
a little tilt figures show us tender and lovely ambience beautifully in this light condition,
thank you for your excellent shot,

This is so beautiful Mushtaq. What a magnificent shot against a perfect blurred bt. Just wonderful. TFS and have a great weekend, Lori

Hi Mushtaq..nicely composed shot with excellent focus and short depth of field. Well done.


Sublime is the word! Awesome Macro shot that is technically perfect and artfully seen. The exposure, Shallow Dof and natural color is astounding! Well seen and taken my friend!

Best wishes,


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2011-02-19 1:55]

Salaam Mushtaq!
I must say Woww.. !! This composition is a maravel! The image is perfectly clear and I love the splendid light, which illuminates this nice, original flower in excellent way. The subject is placed in the photo very well and stands out against the splendid blurred BG with great contrast.
I agree with you about the effect of the second plant.
Very well done my friend: congratulations.
Have a nice W/E.
Ciao! Vanda

Boa tarde Mushtaq,

What wonderful macro with perfect focus, excellent BG and lighting!
Parabéns e um grande abraço,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2011-02-19 11:39]

hi Mushtaq,
what a great macro.I liked dept and BG so mu7ch in here.Beautiful light and harmony of the colors.Congratulations.TFS.Necla.

Salam Mushtaq.Agree this is a shallow focusing lesson. A lovely close up these wild beautiful flowers with texture, soft colors, great DOF and the cropping makes this composition sing. Good sharpness and exposure. Cheers

Most excellent Mushtaq!! Adding you to my Bokeh Theme! Excellent sharpness and the bokeh is what makes this shot shine! Clarity is excellent here also!

Good mornin MF Mushtag,

Stunning close-up capture! Very good use of the shallow for separation in an aesthetic way! The details look nicee MF!
TFS and have a nice day!


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