What is wrong with this bokeh photo?

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  1. Neil S.

    Neil S. TPF Noob!

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    I shot this along with the other flower shots I took with my 85mm 1.2.

    Most of the shots turned out pretty well in my opinion, but something seems very wrong with this shot.

    I did not edit this at all, it comes straight from the camera.

    Is this CA or something?

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    i don't see anything wrong with it except a soft focus
     
  3. Neil S.

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    Thats the point lol.

    Look at this one for comparison.

    I didn't edit this one either.

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    I don't remember the flower in the 1st one looking like that by the way.
     
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    That one is also soft
     
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    What is a bokeh photo?

    Bokeh refers to the character of out-of-focus areas. It is a characteristic of the lens.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The blur you see is most likley motion blur - either on the part of the flower moving in the wind or your hands - if your shutter speed is not fast enough or you are not using flash as the dominant lighting you will get this. What were your settings for these photos?
     
  7. Neil S.

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    Perhaps you are missing the point lol. I am trying to have a lot of the shot out of focus.

    If you look very closely the center part of the flower it is very much in focus, thats exactly what I was trying to do.

    If you don't care for this type of photo, thats cool. This wasn't a "mistake" is all I am saying.

    The question I had is why the 1st one looks so "different" from the other pics I took. The difference I am talking about is how the color or something is strange in my opinion.

    Is it overexposed? Is the white balance off? Is this CA?

    I can't figure it out.

    Schwetty....

    Tell me whats wrong with this photo, you are the resident ps wizard.
     
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    It looks typical at 1.2
     
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    What's wrong? Digital. Next time, use film!

    :lmao:
     
  10. Neil S.

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    Its not really possible that these have motion blur.

    It wasnt very windy that day, and they were shot at 1/8000th and 1/4000th of a sec Iso-100.

    I was mostly trying to test the DOF of the lens. I wont always be shooting wide open with it.

    This lens has a razor thin DOF, the center of the flowers is in focus if you look closely.

    I am not asking for C+C here really. I want to know what is different about #1 and #2 basically.

    They look much different to me. #2 looking good, and #1 looking quite bad.
     
  11. Neil S.

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    LOL thats the point again! :mrgreen:
     
  12. Neil S.

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    Maybe I worded the title wrong lol. I yield to your knowledge and wisdom PP. Thanks for the correction.

    I just wanted to know whats wrong with the color or something on #1.
     

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