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#112 — Chinese Violets

Chinese Violets, originally uploaded by quilldancer.

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4 Responses to “#112 — Chinese Violets”

  1. polona says:

    i love how you captured the light in the central blossom.

  2. Quilly says:

    The light and the colors are what caught my eye. I was trying to get the central blossom in focus and every thing else to blur, but I am not consistently able to do that yet. I think I may have figured out why, in part. I guess the distance between my focal point and the background is a big factor. The greater the depth the easier and better the blur.

  3. AmberStar says:

    We used to have violets all in a flowerbed, but I guess the tree got too large or something. They were a going away gift from one of my neighbors who moved. I gave some to my siser and maybe she will give me a start again. They are nothing like the Hawaiian ones, though.

  4. polona says:

    the easiest way to control the depth of field is with the apperture. the more you open the apperture (use lower f values), the shallower depth of field, and more background blur. but with the shallow depth of field you must get the focus right.
    ylou must have the Av (apperture priority) function on your camera which allows you to set f values manually while the camera adjusts shutter speed accordingly