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Peony (detail)
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Hope you'll like this image. Thanks in advance for your comment

Edit: to avoid some possible misunderstanding, I like to provide you with some additional information:

This image was captured with a Nikon D5000 body and a AF-S Micro Nikkor 85mm 1:3 5 G ED VRII lens (Nikon call its macro lenses 'Micro'). Because of poor lighting conditions (both dark and windy weather), I've chosen for an optimal shutter time versus an optimal f-stop. The highest possible f-stop number therefore was 14.3 (a higher number was in these conditions not possible). The distance to the subject was 0.6 m. You can check on THIS SITE, that the DOF was from 0.59 m (near limit) to 0.61 m (far limit), so a total DOF of only 0.02 m (an extremely shallow DOF is a common effect in macrophotography).

I got used with this phenomenon. Therefore I used a manual FL-setting (Focal Length-setting) of about 0.61 m (somewhat farther than the real distance to the subject). By using this 'trick' I achieved that the range from 0.6 - 0.62 m was depicted clearly. Everything outside this range is not a lack of focus, as suggested below by Ted (ted3020), but just BOKEH!


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06/02/12 1:24 PM GMT
Looks good me owd pal..

I can smell it from here!...putting it on my screen, I nearly fell in!
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06/02/12 1:49 PM GMT
You have good DOF but it lacks some in focus. Or it just might be my monitor with a bigger picture.
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06/02/12 1:52 PM GMT
It's a closeup that's for sure..Good luck...R.
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06/02/12 2:19 PM GMT
Do you think you are a bee? lol I think the world is beautiful at any distance and this image proves that. At every moment there is something new to see. A wonderful field of color and folds, Cornelius.
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06/02/12 2:34 PM GMT
Great colour and details and good focus in this image Cornelius. Good luck in the contest.
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06/02/12 4:53 PM GMT
You took us to the source of beauty and let us linger Sea. I liked the link as well. I might learn something yet.
Great entry and good luck.
Good health to you and yours.


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
06/02/12 8:43 PM GMT
A superb entry, and so much information, thank you Mr. C. Tigs♥ =^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
06/02/12 9:08 PM GMT
A Beautiful close up and Superb entry,Cornelius.I found the site a few weeks ago..Good luck.
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06/02/12 10:14 PM GMT
This is a beautiful entry into the comp. I always feel sad that the peony has such a short flowering period as they are so beautiful to see and enjoy. This is stunning Cornelius and well presented too. Well done!
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06/02/12 10:49 PM GMT
Wonderful shot. Very nice idea and work. It's like a silk.
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06/03/12 2:42 AM GMT
I am going to keep it fresh for always on my DT. Thanks, dear, best luck and you can count on my vote, for certain.
Lots of love,
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
06/03/12 6:01 AM GMT
Winning post! great details and lovely colors too!
Excellent work and good luck dear friend.
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06/03/12 8:05 AM GMT
Very nice closeup Cornelius. Good luck in the contest!
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06/03/12 12:41 AM GMT
A lovely entry for the contest Cornelius - best of luck :)
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06/03/12 6:50 PM GMT
Nice entry! Best of luck to you in the contest:)
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06/03/12 8:00 PM GMT
Super close in work Sir C! All those folds and curves in the petals, kind of amazing to see isn't it? Fine work!
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06/05/12 1:02 AM GMT
Excellent capture and contest entry. Good Luck.
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06/07/12 2:43 AM GMT
Breath taking detail and colour in this outstanding close up
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06/07/12 6:23 PM GMT
Stunning capture, im not keen on flower shots but this is a unusual and different and beautifully framed!
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