DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Bokeh of Flowers
Bokeh of Flowers

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Sony 75-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
Location: Ferry Meadows
Date: Sep 4, 2007
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80 secs
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2007

Because I've not submitted a challenge entry with a horrible pun for ages ;-)

A yellow flower (don't know the species as I'm no botanist but I bet someone will tell me) against a background of loads more.

I wasn't going to enter this challenge as I've never knowingly shot a Bokeh before, but then I saw all these flowers and thought I'd have a go. I didn't like the results too much so I went back the next day and tried a few other compositions etc.

crop resize and USM. If we were under advanced editing I'd have done some selective sharpening on the flower head itself to make the petals stand out.

Not sure what mark I'll get, really depends whether my interpretation of Bokeh is compared with others.

POST: wooohooo PB! Went back a few days later for a bit of a reshoot and it was all gone :-( some park manager had decided to level the flowerbed to the ground :-(

Place: 103 out of 364
Avg (all users): 5.8625
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.8780
Avg (non-participants): 5.8462
Views since voting: 1038
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 160
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

Please log in or register to add your comments!

03/13/2008 04:38:25 PM
great use of bokeh, highlighting the beauty of such an everyday flower...I like your choice of composition too, leading our eyes across the surface of the image
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/18/2007 09:32:11 AM
Great execution of bokeh. Not sure why voters vote so low sometimes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/12/2007 05:17:34 PM
Really nice bokeh, i think the only problem here is that the flower is not that interesting, everything is technically sound as far as composition, think it would have scored much higher had it been a more interesting flower, nonetheless a very nice shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/15/2007 12:23:16 PM
Critique Club feedback -

I think it is just a dandelion (a weed) so that's probably why it got mowed down.

Very nice bokeh behind the flower. Does it enhance your subject? I think so. The flower is the one detailed thing on a see of little yellow dots of light.

Focus on the flower could be much better. I would advise anyone to get the focus dead-on in camera. PP sharpening is never as good. Your shutter speed was a bit low here for the lens being used, that might have made all the difference.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2007 11:37:23 PM
i nice shot,its getting hard to come up with comments for the flower shots tho as there is so many of them
09/06/2007 04:55:16 PM
good contrast and color - no great c & c - excellent use of bokeh - very nicely done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2007 09:53:10 PM
Nicely done, and I think it's more challenging to have the background use the same color as the foreground and still have the subject stand out so well. I might have rotated it a bit so the flower was primarily leaning into the picture instead of out of it; it just feels slightly off-balance to me compositionally. Excellent entry overall.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2007 10:41:35 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background good,
Technical: Focus, Exposure: good,
Appeal:lovely soft colour, good focal point
Total Averaged Rating 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 03/02/2021 09:42:40 PM EST.