Doug Wolters  

Double Lily by Doug Wolters

July 2021 - Double Lily

About the Image(s)

Another domestic dispute. My wife thinks area of focus is not large enough or interesting enough. What do you think? Shot with the Olympus EM1 Mark II, the Olympus 60mm F2.8 Macro lens, 1/320 sec. f / 2.8, ISO 640.

6 comments posted

Lori Azevedo
Love the color and cropping but the subject is out of focus. I have an issue with my macro lens getting the focus correct. Maybe someone else has a better suggestion.
  Posted: 07/08/2021 11:34:16
Doug Wolters
My goal in the image was to have only the very center tip in focus, which it is With selective focus it's often hard to avoid sharpening what one wants out of focus -- in this case, the edges of a couple of pedals I guess from the two comments posted so far the center being very well in focus is not enough of the image in focus to register. Lensbaby might have solved the problem. I will be interested in reading more comments.   Posted: 07/10/2021 10:11:19

David Yeo   David Yeo
Well it is definitely out of focus. I think the focus point should be at the centre of the flower & also the f stop should be around f5.6~f8 as the lens itself is already a f2.8, it should able to have the surrounding area to be out of focus range. This is what I feel.   Posted: 07/10/2021 00:57:41

Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
I think more of it should be in focus than just that tip. I think if you had cropped some of the image, and made that tip the focus of the image, it might have been Ok but you've got some edges of the petals in focus, some out; the tip in focus but the rest of that -- stamen?- is not in focus, and I find it distracting.
The colors are wonderful. I would try using a really small aperture (F-10 to 22) and see what you get, or even 5.6 would work.   Posted: 07/14/2021 18:39:13

Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
  Posted: 07/14/2021 18:39:16

Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
Interesting flower. I think too much of it is out of focus. I like flowers that are in focus.   Posted: 07/21/2021 16:18:03


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