I agree. The vertical streaking patterns in the bokeh create a sens of movement while the focused rudbeckia is still as stone. Very cool effect.
Thank you Jim.
I look to shoot flower details in shade or moderately overcast light. Its even better if I can find some direct light bouncing back in from something nearby.
In this case I found these columbines in a shaded nook. The camera was just outside the shade, so I had full sun available to bounce back in. I used the white side of my darkcloth to bounce some light from camera left.
The previous alpine forget-me-not image was shot in light overcast in the afternoon, so it was like a giant softbox at about 45 degrees. I had seen them near my tent site earlier in the day and knew I wanted a shot if the opportunity presented itself. When the light was right a little later, I went over to shoot them.
The rest comes down to roughing in the adjustment for bellows extension and choosing the exposure correctly.
Mexican Daisy after morning rain
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