Bokeh

Le bokeh en photographie se caractérise par une profondeur de mise au point très faible pour que les détails de l’arrière-plan soient vu comme à travers une brume. Le bokeh révèle l’invisible – l’air, la nuit, la poésie. Utilisé de manière créative, il permet aux photographes d’obtenir des effets visuels photographiques incomparables.

Bokeh is a Japanese word meaning ‘blur’, and describes the pleasing or aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus blur in a photograph.
The human eye is, however, unable to perceive this unsharpness in the real world. This is the reason why pictures with bokeh always appear magical, surreal or fanciful.
To illustrate wonderful bokeh, you need a foreground that is not so far away and a background with contrasts, small elements and highlights to enable you to see very beautiful, soft and flowing light.
The well-proportioned gentleness of the light relegates what goes on in the background to secondary importance. In this way, the photographer decides on the message to be transported by the picture.

What characterises a good picture?
Bokeh-lovers would answer: a depth of focus as shallow as possible and background details as if seen through a mist. Photos with bokeh reveal the invisible – the air, the night, poetry.
The term bokeh originates from the Japanese word for ‘unsharp’ or ‘diffused’, and describes the parts of a picture that are not sharply rendered.
This unsharpness is by no means due to any form of aberration caused by the lens, it is much more the unsharpness in front of and behind the plane of focus that results from the chosen parameters – focal length, aperture and the distance from the main subject. In terms of the desired visual effect, background-bokeh is often more important than foreground-bokeh.
Bokeh pictures always have something magical, surreal or fanciful about them. The bokeh-technique is particularly suitable for the communication of moods. The intensity of bokeh varies from lens to lens. A useful rule-of-thumb says: the faster the lens, the more pronounced the bokeh.
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Nature

Nature by Краси Матаров | Krasi Matarov

Лаванда в Болгарии
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Танцы в тумане
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Крокусы в горах
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Запах осени
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Лаванда в Болгарии
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Nature
by Краси Матаров | Krasi Matarov
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Macro Beauty

Macro Beauty by Александр Чорный | Alexander Chorny

Хрущик
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Таинственность окружающего
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Путешествие в неизвестность
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“Лесная семейка”
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Таинственные миры
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Жить любя
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Macro Beauty
Александр Чорный | Alexander Chorny
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11 Tips for Capturing Spring

With spring officially upon us, it’s time to get the cameras out and explore the beauty of the changing season. Unlike the stark contrasts that winter landscapes present, burgeoning new life is more subtle and challenging to capture, particularly if you’re in a northern clime where spring comes slowly in fits and starts.

Whether you’re going for that perfect panorama of mountain dogwoods or a close-up of a single crocus struggling to bloom through the snow, a few tips can help you get the most from your spring photo shoots.

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11 Tips for Capturing Spring by Olympus Visionary Larry Price
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Black and White Competition | International Garden Photographer of the Year

Winners, finalists and more from the Black and White Competition

1st place
Michael Hudson
‘Ancient Oak Tree’
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2nd place
Lotte Grønkjær-Funch
‘Twice the Same’
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3rd place
Marcio Cabral
‘Cerrado Sunset’
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Finalist
Regina Helena Raso Bastos
‘Mirror’
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Highly Commended
Lotte Grønkjær-Funch
‘Physalis alkekengi’
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Black and White Competition
International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11
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International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11

Cerrado Sunrise, the Winner of the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11, by Marcio Cabral

A huge thank you and congratulations to all of our winning photographers who have once again captured the incredible beauty, diversity and importance of plant life, from the wilds of Patagonia to the English country garden. A special congratulations goes to Marcio Cabral, of Brasilia, Brazil, who is the overall winner and the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11.
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The Beauty of Plants
Finalist
‘Rainbow’ by Stephen Moore
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Trees, Woods & Forests
1st place
‘Autumn in Padley Gorge’ by Dave Fieldhouse
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Wildlife in the Garden
Finalist
‘I See You’ by Wei Fu
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Greening the City
3rd place
‘Self-Reflection’ by Yingting Shih
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International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11
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Still life

90 best photographers | Still life | Best of 35photo 2017

Шипунова Ирина
Настроение “Несмотря на дождь…”
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Шипунова Ирина
Лимон и лёд 2
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Лев Сердюков
1945
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Лев Сердюков
Средний формат
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Оксана Сибидло
ЛІтнє брауні
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Оксана Сибидло
Яскравий десерт
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Eleonora Grigorjeva
Субботний вечер
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Eleonora Grigorjeva
Про оладушки
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Best photographers and photos of site 35photo 2017
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