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Tiger Lily at the Market   Featured in PhotoFlash #032
  Tiger Lily at the Market
Tiger Lily at the Market
© Jim Miotke
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Canon EOS 20D Digi...
Robert M. Nicholson
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member since: 6/19/2005
    Nice DOF and detail!

10/9/2005 6:31:59 PM

Jim Miotke
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Thanks Robert!

This is a good illustration of the value of the Depth of Field Preview Button. This button, found on some digital SLR cameras, allows me to see what would be in focus in the final image. Without it, you might expect the background to end up blurry in your final image, just because it was blurry when you viewed it in the viewfinder.

By pressing this button down while trying a variety of different f/stops, I was able to see exactly how distinct or blurry the background would end up. I wanted the f/stop that would cause the people in the background to remain just enough in focus. My goal was to have the shapes recognizable as people but still somewhat out of focus.

Thanks again for your comments!

10/9/2005 7:12:39 PM

Stacey M. Seufert
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I love the hot pink colors in the flower, outlined with white. And then with all the white and actual lights in the background. The overall effect is really BRIGHT!

10/11/2005 12:53:44 AM

Kristina Daniels
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And this was taken with a 20D right? And this camera has this feature?
......just making sure, I'm going to be buying this camera soon! Can't wait!
I love the way the DOF came out.

10/11/2005 1:34:11 PM

Terry L. Ellis
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Wonderful composition, Jim, and beautiful colors and DOF!

10/11/2005 1:47:48 PM

Jim Miotke
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Thanks, Stacey, Kristina and Terry!

And yes, Kristina, the 20D has this awesome Depth of Field Preview button. Learn how to use it and make a habit of using it and your images will be better... I guarantee it :)

Thanks again!

10/11/2005 1:58:17 PM

Tamera Phillips
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Great capture Jim. I'm updating my camera in December in hopes of capturing shot like these. Taken at the market?

10/13/2005 8:19:08 PM

Liz M. Jensen
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My favourite flower, its simply beautiful

10/13/2005 8:20:24 PM

Jim Miotke
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Yes, Tamera, this was taken just outside the market.

Thanks, Liz.

10/13/2005 8:32:46 PM

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