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Bokeh in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens


Bokeh in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-22
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: My Africa adventure
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2010/03/26 "Incredible Bokeh" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-25 12:20
Viewed: 3287
Points: 36
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Bokeh in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

During my trip to South Africa visited the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town.
Really a place where you can enjoy the beauty of so many different plant, trees and flowers. Here a picture of one of the blooming trees (no clue what tree) as contribution to the "Bokeh" theme.

Used the 70-300 zoom lens (focal lenght 135mm) with a large aperture (f/4.5) to create the shallow DOF.

PP work: Shot in Raw, adjusted contrast and brightness and after converting to jpeg an adjustment of levels and curves. Small crop, resized and sharpened using USM. Finally add small frame.

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Thanks for joining in on the theme Hans! Love the clarity here in this shot! Wishing a pink tree had been about 10-20 feet in the BG of this shot. It would have made a really cool BG also! I love these pink trees!
B-)
Linda

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-03-25 12:37]

Hi Hans,
A fabulous light on this branch filled with newly bloomed flowers.
Very beautiful pink flowers in absolute sharpness.
A nice composition and a good contribution to Friday's Theme.
Very good blurred green BG which gives the Bokeh a 3D effect!
Very neat work.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2010-03-25 12:43]

Hi Hans, looks three dimensional,good choice for the Bokeh theme.

Ron

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2010-03-25 12:43]

The subject really standout against the blurry BG. Nice shot Hans love also the softness of the image. Well captured.


Buddy

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  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2010-03-25 13:54]

Hello Hans
It's BEAUTIFUL!
Great lighting, coloring, sharp details.
The blurred BG is excellent.
TFS
HienVy

Hallo Hans,

Zeker een mooie Bokey, mooi licht op de bladeren en bloemen.
Kortom een geslaagde foto!
Ik kan geen minpuntjes vinden, sorry.

groeten Mark

Bonjour Hans

Superbe composition avec cette jolie grappe de fleurs!!Les feuilles ressemblent ŕ celle du jasmin avec cette jolie forme et cette belle brillance!
Beau BG!!!
Bravo Hans!TFS.Catherine

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2010-03-25 14:53]

merhaba dear Hans...
harika bir çekim ve paylaşım, renk-ışık ve netlik harika...
selamlar

Beautiful spring shot.
Very nice colors and details.B/g is very good.
Regards Zoran

Hello Hans,
What a perfectly calm and balanced photo! The colors are in perfect harmony and the bokeh is superb.
Great achievement from you!
Thank you,
Nelu

Hello Hans!
Great light and perfect focus in your picture!
Excellent colours!!!
Best regards!
Lili

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  • Danert Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 453 W: 53 N: 924] (4587)
  • [2010-03-25 19:38]

Hi Hans,
Nice diagonal composition and dark blured background . Great light on the flowers and a good choice of the shallow DOF to present your main subject . Perfect image for this theme .
Daniel

Ah now I am a real fan of this, you're showing 'em how it's done, here! Exquisite sharpness and background bokeh - I'm surprised at the depth of field through the flowers themselves at such a wide aperture, but whatever works, right!
Rew

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-03-25 23:15]

Beautiful, very beautiful !

thanks,
v

wonderful light and flowers,

thanks Hans,

have a good day


dd, ile de la Réunion

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2010-03-26 3:20]

Kia ora Hansie - this is a pretty picture from you.
It is a beautiful flower and the shadows seem to bring out the high-lights of the colours in the lighted areas.
Good bokeh background as well
TFS
Janice

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2010-03-26 8:52]

HI Hans, this looks so beautifully, wonderful flower- arrangement.
Regards Rose

Olá Hans,
Incredible is as beautiful flowers seem to be floating in space.
Exceptional capture and fantastic bokeh.
Bravo,
Raimundo

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-03-26 9:09]

Hi Hans,

Whatever kind of tree this is, it has beautiful blooms. The diagonal formed by the branch nicely fills the frame, and the background bokeh is perfect for contrast and separation. The backlighting is wonderful as well. TFS

Best regards,
Werner

Hello Hans, the quality of the light is gorgeous, as are the autumn hues. Certainly an image worth adding to the theme! TFS and cheers, Cordelia

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