Terrible bokeh, can I fix it?

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  1. benlonghair

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    Alright. Got this image that I really like. Except for the terrible bokeh. Here's the 100% crop from the RAW (working with GIMP and UFRaw):

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    here's one version of the shot (the crop is from a partially saturated version):

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    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Bitter Jeweler

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    Add Gaussian Blur to the background?
     
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    Kind of what I was thinking too, might be a little tricky masking out the grass.
     
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    Yeah blurring it more will help. I also think the highlight features on the background is affecting your bokeh(the little circular things)...maybe drop the exposure highlights as well on the bokeh and try to sync it up with your midtones and shadows.
     
  5. benlonghair

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    Ya i'm in the process of doing a super fine lasso select. This could take a while. :)
     
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    Super-fine lassoing? Eh...I'd just brush it in.
     
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    brush in a lens or gaussian blur
     
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    Meh, it looks pretty good when I take the saturation on the yellow down more than the green. That lens just has ugly as hell bokeh at f/6.3.
     
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    DUde, u can fix it.

    Alien Skin Bokeh ;)
     
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    I know this looks pretty bad, as It took less than 2 minutes. If you take more time it will look nice, but this give you an idea of how you can get the background with alien skin bokeh.

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    Perhaps this is where it should be said that shooting at wide open aperture, isn't always the best thing!
     
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    You just need good glass.
     

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