Shallow DOF

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos using shallow depth as the main aspect in the composition in the Shallow Depth Of Field Photo Contest

“Shoes” by kelleyhurwitzahr
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“Midas touch ” by Ashrafularefin
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“Eagle’s Roost” by SRunningM
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“Butterfly” by Cbries
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“Radiant ” by kylere
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Shallow DOF
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World Of Small Things | Ravikumar Jambunathan

“Through this body of work, I wanted to proclaim the subtle and delicate beauty of nature in its state of being.”

Ravikumar Jambunathan’s series, World Of Small Things relishes in the detail of the natural world. The heavily veined leaves, fanned ferns and white wildflowers, are clear and crisp representations of the beauty found in the tiny things of nature.

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World Of Small Things
by Ravikumar Jambunathan

more in Adore Noir Magazine – June 2017

Setas y Luz

Entender y modelar la luz es fundamental para un fotografo pues, junto con la composicion, forman las bases de la expresividad de nuestras imagenes micologicas.

Stropharia semiglobata
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Clitocybe
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Hygrocybe
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Técnica Fotográfica por Álex Alonso
more in Sonymage Magazine 29

Majestic Shots Of Beautiful Butterflies

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing butterflies in the Beautiful Butterflies Photo Contest

“share the world” by joecas
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“Butterfly” by David-B
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“Butterfly” by BFaint
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“Blue Glassy Tiger” by Joerg
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“Blue Morpho Butterfly ” by olesteffensen
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“Butterfly” by karlredshaw
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“butterfly on cone flower” by jrobe85
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“Common Blue Butterfly ” by richardmcaleese
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“Rice Paper Butterflies” by LynnsPhoto
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Majestic Shots Of Beautiful Butterflies
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Floral Beauty in the Garden

Tammy Marlar’s guide to creating exquisite flower images this spring
Flowers are blooming in our gardens and across the countryside, making this the perfect time to put your botanical photography skills into practice; Tammy Marlar shows you how to capture standout images.

Make the flower, such as this pink dahlia, the dominant subject. Flowers are beautiful and intricate, and our images should accentuate their allure and infinite detail as much as possible.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM lens, ISO 640, 1/200sec at f/5.6, handheld.
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Look for harmonious colours and storytelling details. With markings resembling eyes, a nose and a mouth, this seed head appears to be in conversation with the one next to it.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM lens, ISO 200, 1/200sec at f/3.2, handheld.
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Rather than trying to get the whole subject, such as this eryngium seed head, in focus, choose a good plane of focus on the best angle of the flower, while paying equal attention to what is in your background.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM lens, ISO 400, 1/200sec at f/4, handheld.
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Tell stories and elicit emotions where you can. I changed the orientation of this picture, as the seed head with the mass of flowing white seeds made me think of an American Indian chief, with his feathered headdress, on horseback.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM lens, ISO 400, 1/300sec at f/7.1, handheld.
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Pick as perfect a flower specimen as possible. Noticing blemishes and removing cobwebs before you shoot an image can save you hours of retouching.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM lens, ISO 400, 1/125sec at f/2.8, handheld.
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Floral Beauty in the Garden
more in Outdoor Photography – June 2017

Gardens At Night

This was a winner for me early on in the submission stage. Magical reflections, image full of interest, the colours are glorious, I’m glad the photographer didn’t enhance them I really like the pastel tone to the whole image. The bridge perfectly set in the composition. It’s not crystal sharp but that gives it an ethereal feel. Even the shard of light on the left adds to the image. Well done seriously jealous to have been there let alone take the picture……..

Light up in the garden of Eikando Temple by Patosan
Judge Winner
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There were a few entries of these Super Trees but this one took it with its sharpness, composition and sheer amount within the image…… This is a perfect advert for one of the worlds greatest attractions. The detail is gorgeous and I really like the close framing at the edges, great positioning of trunks and inclusion of whole circle walkway. Thank you for including it in my contest, very jealous.

Supertrees at Night by Mathew Browne
Crowd Winner
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Very nice inclusion to the contest, a supreme example of how b/w makes an image. The subtle tone makes it stand out and the lighting caught my eye instantly. Nice composition of the whole photo vanishing of to the left and the dark light split on the right side, the hazy blur and the heavy visible trunks, magical.

Turkish garden after watering by psilo
Judge 4th – Crowd 9th
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Nightglow by Kevin Childress
Judge Commended – Crowd 2th
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Untitled by Arkady
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Gardens At Night
Created by Simon Hadleigh-Sparks

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