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Posted: Mar 20, 2023 - 10:00am

 Alchemist wrote:
Raindrops


love this
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Posted: Mar 20, 2023 - 9:56am

Western Blue-eyed Grass
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Posted: Mar 13, 2023 - 4:33pm

 thisbody wrote:
 Alchemist wrote:
The raindrops are on a window.  Taken with my iPhone in macro mode, about the only way to get an out of focus background with a phone camera because of the tiny sensor size.

Great shot!
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On a side-note regarding Smartphone-Cams:
Smartphones today have really cool cameras on them. They have a huge zoom, monstrous resolution, sharpen the image and deblur it, take several pictures and then calculate a better one. Oh, and don't forget: A layer of machine learning that optimizes the image! People with current Samsung phones have sometimes taken really stunning pictures of the moon. So stunning that the accusation was made that Samsung's AI pasted a high-resolution texture over it to make the camera look better than it is. But no one could prove that. Until now.
 
That's really interesting.  I think this really exceeds the bounds of legitimacy of the photos, and misleads consumers into thinking the zoom is much better than it is, when in fact it only works on the moon, replacing it with imagery taken with a larger format camera and optics.

Although more subtle, there are detail enhancement algorithms on all modern phones that I sometimes find distasteful - over time it's led to a certain "look" of phone photos that I'm tired of.  So I'm not getting rid of my dSLR any time soon ;-)
 
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Posted: Mar 12, 2023 - 3:10pm

 Alchemist wrote:
The raindrops are on a window.  Taken with my iPhone in macro mode, about the only way to get an out of focus background with a phone camera because of the tiny sensor size.

Great shot!
———————
On a side-note regarding Smartphone-Cams:

Smartphones today have really cool cameras on them. They have a huge zoom, monstrous resolution, sharpen the image and deblur it, take several pictures and then calculate a better one.

Oh, and don't forget: A layer of machine learning that optimizes the image!

People with current Samsung phones have sometimes taken really stunning pictures of the moon. So stunning that the accusation was made that Samsung's AI pasted a high-resolution texture over it to make the camera look better than it is. But no one could prove that.

Until now.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2023 - 12:15pm

 fractalv wrote:
 Alchemist wrote:
 

Are the raindrops on a window or on the lens?
 
The raindrops are on a window.  Taken with my iPhone in macro mode, about the only way to get an out of focus background with a phone camera because of the tiny sensor size.
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Posted: Mar 11, 2023 - 9:27pm

Longstalk Phacelia
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Posted: Mar 11, 2023 - 1:45pm

 Alchemist wrote:
Raindrops


DOF on Stereoids! Compelling. Love it!

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Posted: Mar 11, 2023 - 1:44pm

 Proclivities wrote:

Wisteria budding.




Dang they look similar to Mt. Laurel when they're not dripping over an arbor or fence. Both have intoxicating perfume...


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Posted: Mar 11, 2023 - 12:36pm

 Alchemist wrote:
Raindrops

Very cool.

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Posted: Mar 11, 2023 - 12:19pm

Wisteria budding.

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Posted: Mar 11, 2023 - 10:57am

 Alchemist wrote:
Raindrops



Are the raindrops on a window or on the lens?
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Posted: Mar 11, 2023 - 10:24am

Raindrops
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Posted: Mar 10, 2023 - 7:34pm

 Proclivities wrote:

Thanks for that clarification (no pun intended).  It's such a relatively new term that it's hard to pin down without just showing examples.  Anyhow, the first lens on that list from that article is the one I use (as in the heat lamp and the rose leaves images below).  I probably have it on my camera more often than 18-55mm lens it came with.



I haven't yet graduated to a single-lens reflex camera, all of my cameras have been 'point and shoot' so I don't get to change lenses.
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Posted: Mar 10, 2023 - 7:31pm

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Gorgeous!  and a bit erotic 






Um, I want to see that but I don't think I do. Is it the red in the flower? Or the shape of the flower? Or something else?
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Posted: Mar 10, 2023 - 7:28pm

 oldviolin wrote:

Beautiful and with the smiley ghost face!



Wow, I didn't notice that before!
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Posted: Mar 10, 2023 - 1:13pm

 fractalv wrote:
Cloudless Sulphur



Gorgeous!  and a bit erotic 



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Posted: Mar 10, 2023 - 10:11am

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Cloudless Sulphur
 
Beautiful and with the smiley ghost face!
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Posted: Mar 10, 2023 - 10:07am

Cloudless Sulphur
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Posted: Mar 10, 2023 - 4:06am

 Alchemist wrote:

Depth of Field refers simply to what range of distances are in focus.  This is a somewhat rough definition, as it depends on how picky you are about what's sharp!  Bokeh, as it was first popularized in photography refers to the manner in which out of focus elements are rendered.  Depending on the lens design, things that are out of focus can appear rather different, and lenses that created particularly pleasing (and for sure not downright distracting) out of focus rendering were considered to have "good bokeh".  (Here's someone's list of the 10 best lenses made today, though this is subjective). Nowadays the term has been used so generally that it doesn't mean much.  A lens you will never see on the list is a mirror lens (also called catadioptic, or cat), as due to the round mirror blocking the middle of the lens it creates donut-shaped instead of circular blobs from out of focus points of light!

Thanks for that clarification (no pun intended).  It's such a relatively new term that it's hard to pin down without just showing examples.  Anyhow, the first lens on that list from that article is the one I use (as in the heat lamp and the rose leaves images below).  I probably have it on my camera more often than 18-55mm lens it came with.
NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Mar 9, 2023 - 8:22pm

 Alchemist wrote:

Depth of Field refers simply to what range of distances are in focus.  This is a somewhat rough definition, as it depends on how picky you are about what's sharp!  Bokeh, as it was first popularized in photography refers to the manner in which out of focus elements are rendered.  Depending on the lens design, things that are out of focus can appear rather different, and lenses that created particularly pleasing (and for sure not downright distracting) out of focus rendering were considered to have "good bokeh".  (Here's someone's list of the 10 best lenses made today, though this is subjective). Nowadays the term has been used so generally that it doesn't mean much.  A lens you will never see on the list is a mirror lens (also called catadioptic, or cat), as due to the round mirror blocking the middle of the lens it creates donut-shaped instead of circular blobs from out of focus points of light!

ah great, thx p.   I thought it was something, just didn't know what.

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