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7 Responses to Reed

  1. Angi Morgan says:

    I love the muted green colors behind the detail in this shot. Going to hang it on my wall this fall.

  2. It’s a wonderful photo. I wais I could take pictures like that.

  3. Rick Minick says:

    Yes I like the background blur and then the detail of the seed head that is why it is one of my portfolio candidates and favorites šŸ™‚

  4. Ellen says:

    I have to admit I like blurred backgrounds with a single object in the foreground. I’m not very good at taking that type of picture even though I try.

  5. Rick Minick says:

    @Ellen it has to do with your aperture settings. The larger the aperture (lower number like 2.8, 3.2, etc), and you will be able to use a faster shutter setting to stop the motion (if there is any) of the object that you are photographing, the more blurred your background will be. When you shoot with a smaller aperture setting (higher numbers) and then you will have to use a slower shutter speed and this will then bring your background more in focus but you might have to use a tripod to keep the camera still due to the slower shutter speed. For me shooting macro shots I usually don’t have the time (flowers moving with the wind and such, butterfly’s and bee’s moving, etc..) to use a slower shutter speed, so I usually have a faster aperture (2.8, 3.2) and faster shutter speed to catch the shot. If the setting is such that the subject is perfectly still then I can go with a deeper shot and a slower shutter speed. But it really is up to the situation that I am in šŸ™‚

  6. Kaelee says:

    Lovely, lovely photo.

  7. Brenda Rumsey says:

    Love the focus on one single reed then the blurred background.

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