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Re: Share your Spring photos!

Hi Pris796!

 

We appreciate you sharing this gorgeous flower with us! This is the perfect Spring photo.

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Re: Share your Spring photos!

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Okay.  A few unseasonably warm days has caused spring to spring ... ... ...  

 

All of the following shots were made with an EOS 7D Mark II and EF 100-400MM f/4.5-6.5L IS II USM.  All of the shots were taken within a few minutes of one another, about 90 minutes after sunrise on a "partly cloudy" day, which was comprised of very high atmosphere, spotty cloud cover.

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The first shot had an exposure of 1/2000, f/4.5, ISO 800, at 100mm.  The rest were similar.  

 

[EDIT]  Here are the settings for each shot, 1 thru 4.

  1. 1/2000, f/4.5, ISO 800, at 100mm

  2. 1/2500, f/4.5, ISO 800, at 100mm
  3. 1/1000, f/5.0, ISO 800 at 188mm
  4. 1/2500, f/4.5, ISO 800, at 100mm
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Re: Share your Spring photos!

I am just curious, the first two photos the nearer object is clear and the background is blurred, like a movie video when the nearer person is focused the further person is blurred. Is this true to all canon camera?

I have a pocket sized sony camera, the focused nearer image is clear and the background  is never blurred even how far is the background. Although some photos shared are not blurred background, why  some photo have this kind. Is this something to do with camera set up or model of the camera, view your idea.

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Re: Share your Spring photos!

Hello Newsense52!

 

Great question! What you're looking for is called shallow depth of field (blurry background). On a Canon PowerShot (pocket) camera you would change the camera mode to Macro, which is the flower icon. We'd love to have you on #TeamCanon, so if you need any assistance with finding the right Canon camera for you please let us know and we'd be happy to help! 

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Re: Share your Spring photos!

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newsense52 wrote:

I am just curious, the first two photos the nearer object is clear and the background is blurred, like a movie video when the nearer person is focused the further person is blurred. Is this true to all canon camera?

I have a pocket sized sony camera, the focused nearer image is clear and the background  is never blurred even how far is the background. Although some photos shared are not blurred background, why  some photo have this kind. Is this something to do with camera set up or model of the camera, view your idea.


Yes, what you're observing is called " depth of field ".  Most pocket cameras do not allow for lens adjustments, which give the photographer control over background blur.  This is achieved by varying the size of the lens aperture, which described by the f/number.  

 

Do a web search for " exposure triangle " and " depth of field ".

 

[EDIT]  I went back and added the exposure settings for all four photos to my post.

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Re: Share your Spring photos!

Gorgeous pictures!!
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Re: Share your Spring photos!

Gotcha - large number of aperture makes a deeper depth of field. This can not be achieved by pocket camera.

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Re: Share your Spring photos!

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These wildflowers bloom each spring... but only last a short while.  In past years I've meant to capture them but have missed arriving at the right time.  This year I managed to catpure them.

 

They are located on the campus of the University of Michigan Dearborn but this is land that was previously part of the Henry & Clara Ford estate (which they named "Fair Lane").  

 

The flowers are Siberian Squill and they were planted by Clara Ford (and according to the environmental intepretive center on the campus, they've spread quite a bit over the years.)  They are planting among a long row of Osage Orange trees at the edge of a forest.

 

Spring Wildflowers

 

Shot info:

Camera:  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Lens:  Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II

ISO: 100

Aperture:  f/22

Shutter Speed:  1/13th sec

Focal length:  155mm

 

A Lee 0.6 ND soft graduated filter was used in this shot to bring down the brightness in the trees.

 

This image is also posted on Flickr and can be viewed in other sizes:  https://flic.kr/p/Tvrrgv

 

Tim Campbell
5D III, 5D IV, 60Da
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Re: Share your Spring photos!

All shots were taken using Manual Mode with ISO AUTO, One Shot AF, Evaluative Metering.

 

 

EOS-1D Mark IV2017_04_290481.jpg

 

EOS 1D Mark IV, EF 100-400mm f/4.5/5.6L IS II USM

1/500, f/5.6, ISO 800, @ 271mm, no cropping

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EOS 1D Mark IV, EF 100-400mm f/4.5/5.6L IS II USM

1/800, f/5.6, ISO 125, @ 400mm, ~50% crop

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EOS 6D2017_04_298795.jpg

 

EOS 6D, EF 16-35mm, f/2.8L II USM

1/1000, f/4.0, ISO 200, @ 35mm, no cropping.

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Re: Share your Spring photos!

Beautiful blooms, great conversation shot.

 

pris796

 

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