Hanging flowers. Where to focus?

When you shoot close, you can focus front, middle, or back and the effect is very different. The orange begonias are interesting. So bright, they come up best in rather low light. Sunshine on the flowers makes them appear to be on fire — and out of focus.

Orange begonias
More orange begonias
And a final look

I have found that focusing on any but the flowers in the front seems awkward when you’re viewing. I’m not sure why, but I have given in and focus tightly in the front and let the rest of the photograph drift back into bokeh.

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12 thoughts on “ORANGE BEGONIAS: FOCUS

    • Marilyn Armstrong June 16, 2017 / 12:35 am

      Thank you. The sun was below the horizon when i took them. The first ones I took were in sunshine and they were not very good. DIM light πŸ˜‰


  1. angloswiss June 16, 2017 / 1:05 am

    Very well focused. It is not such an easy job often to get it exactly as you want it to be


    • Marilyn Armstrong June 16, 2017 / 9:08 am

      I know, right? It’s actually a lot harder than it looks, especially with hanging flowers πŸ˜€ The lower light made it easier this time.


  2. tnkerr June 16, 2017 / 9:11 am

    Ahh, the wonders of “Depth of Field”
    I love the Begonias. This Labor Day will be the 65th and final Begonia Festival in Capitola, CA. No one grows them anymore so, take good care of yours. The colour is spectacular.


    • Marilyn Armstrong June 16, 2017 / 9:13 am

      I’ve never seen them this color before. Also, they are doing very well out this way as hanging pots. Not so much as interior plants, but lots of outdoor garden pots in the summer. In about 1000 colors πŸ™‚

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  3. evelyneholingue June 16, 2017 / 10:22 am

    You really captured everything well. But especially the flowers. Gorgeous.


  4. swo8 June 16, 2017 / 10:45 am

    That’s a beautiful orange. I saw an orange iris recently. That was a first time for me.
    Your focus is great as far as I’m concerned.


    • Marilyn Armstrong June 16, 2017 / 11:36 am

      I saw an orange one online, but I’ve never seen one directly. But then, I’ve never seen begonias this color, either.

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      • swo8 June 16, 2017 / 12:08 pm

        It must be the up and coming colour. The iris were really lovely. I’m tempted to knock on their door and ask them for part of a tuber if they ever divide them up.


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