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My Extremely Shallow View on Flowers

I've bought Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens primarily to shoot street candids. It took me some time to adjust my vision and shooting style to use them on street, but finally I came up with quite good candid shots. Many of them went into the gallery Street in 50 Black And White that held 1st place in populars for almost two weeks. During my experiments with lens I suddenly found that I like very much how this lens rendering the floral shots. I was pleased by a bit non traditional combination of wide angle of view and very shallow DOF. THe flowers in seems to pop out the screen shot with this lens. They have a wonderfull smooth bokeh and incredibly rich color saturation which practically does not need color enhancement in post-processing. So I decided to take a deeper look in this application of the lens and came up with images in this gallery.

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Grass on  a Wind
Grass on a Wind
Day Lilies
Day Lilies
Hibicus Rose
Hibicus Rose
Tiger Lily
Tiger Lily
Dahlia
Dahlia
Sunflower
Sunflower
Coneflowers
Coneflowers
Tiger Lily
Tiger Lily
Cone Flowers
Cone Flowers
Sunflower
Sunflower
Iris
Iris
Roses
Roses
Daisies
Daisies
Grass
Grass
Hosta Flower
Hosta Flower