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  1. mostly sunny

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    It tells you right next to the picture :greenpbl:
     
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    Oh, well English isn't my first language.. I also don't know camera speak..
    50mm f/1.4 shot straight down. <-- is that Greek:confused:

    I am runny to my camera bag to see if I have this lens.. or, is it a setting?:blushing:
     
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    What's so hard to understand about that? He said the lens and apreture that he used, and then that he shot looking straight down on top of the flowers (as if that wasn't obvious by looking at the photo already anyway).
     
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    50mm 1.4 is a lens. 1.4 is for the maximum aperture, or how big the hole in the lens can get. My 50mm only opens to 1.8, it's a more affordable lens of the same focal length.

    What he's saying is that he's using the lens wide open, or at maximum aperture, to give the most shallow depth of field (in this case).

    What he means by saying 'straight down' is that he's standing above the flowers aiming the camera down at them.

    It gives a cool effect as if the petals were floating in water, because that's how dramatically everything else is blurred.

    Didn't mean to be a smart ass to you in my first post.
     
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    Are you SURE he didn't edit it at all? It looks like it may have been.. but what do I know.. Oh, Dom... Where are you?


    and I didn't think you were being a smart a$$-- In fact, when you said it told me in the picture.. I had to go back and look. The guy above you.. total smug a$$
     
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    All they know is bokeh gives them the warm and fuzzies.

    This talk of f-numbers is surely nonsense!
     
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    Forgive me for stating the obvious.

    You've been here how long and you still don't know what an aperture is?
     
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    It looks to me like he played with saturation, contrast and sharpness. Hope that helps!!
     
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    I know this is going to sound strange.. But I do forget what the f stop is from time to time. A few weeks ago I was using my camera and forgot how to change it on my camera. I am VERY overwhelmed with this camera. With my last few C&C's it was said I wasn't focusing.. So I have been working on that.. Once I master that.. who knows.. f stop?
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    :hug::
     
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    Want to send me your 7d until you get down aperture then :lol:

    Kiddddding. Everyone needs to learn somewhere and you're doing it the right way. Master things bit by bit.
     

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