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Floral Depth of Field

Flowers in a (Depth of) Field!

This flower is blooming along the side of the Moneyreagh Road and the traffic goes by at 69mph (or more) so even on the calmest if evenings, like this evening, these flowers sway with the tailwind of every vehicle that passes. Trying to keep them in focus on a manual focus lens was a real challenge, but I still liked the sense of perspective that the shallow depth of field gives.

On the computer screen the image almost looks three dimensional.

The Lockdown Logs #49

The Lockdown Logs

Dateline: May 20th 2020


There’s a Dobbies flower pot thingy outside the Cocoon.  Apparently it’s been there since Christmas, and I’m only seeing it now!  Anyway, here’s a macro shot of some of the wee flowers in the pot-thing.

I shot it with the Fujifilm X-T30, with a 200mm Macro Nikon Lens, F=200mm, f/5.6, 1/1000th sec on ISO3200.  Manual focus with focus peaking.


It looked quite surreal, so in post-processing, I added a watercolour canvas effect…

Flowers Watercolour CanvasUP

The Lockdown Logs #47

The Lockdown Logs

Dateline: May 18th 2020

Tulips at Crossnacreevy.

These white Tulips are growing in a flower bed beside the post box at Crossnacreevy, so when I stopped to post some letters, I grabbed the camera and made a series of exposures of the flowers.  I wanted to use a wide aperture to remove the distracting background, and it was good that I did, for the tulips were moving slightly in the wind, and I needed quite a fast shutter speed.  The big tulip is in focus, but with so little actual texture in the flower itself, it was difficult to assess the focus in-camera, but in LightroomI was able to see the tiny specks of dust on the petals.

Fujifilm X-T30, F=200mm, f/4.8, 1/1000th sec on ISO1250