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    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh

    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh
    "Bokeh" - a creamy or blurred background

    You don't need any type of special lens to create bokeh (an out of focus background). You have a few options to accomplish this.

    Macro lens - taken with a 105mm, f/10, 1/1000", ISO 800






    No macro lens? No problem Just get close to your subject with your lens - the closer you are, the less depth of field you will have. Try to keep some distance between your subject and the background. A larger aperture (f/2.8, f/4, etc) will help keep the background blurred. A longer lens will give you less depth of field than a wider lens when standing in the same position.

    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh-336962d1588440162-hark-2020-_nik1800-low-res.jpg

    Portrait - can be a mid-range telephoto lens or longer if you choose. You can have distance between you and your subject so you don't have to be close, but be sure to have distance between your subject and your background.

    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh-328130d1578366240-hark-2020-_dsc2647-low-res.jpg

    Or as some members did during a December weekly challenge, you can even use lights in the background to create unusual bokeh.

    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh-302508d1545689289-hark-2018-_dsc8241-lowres.jpg


    Choose whatever lens you wish and whatever subject you want - the above are just some examples.



    IMPORTANT TO READ THE FOLLOWING:


    Let's get shooting! CREATIVITY/TECHNIQUE rules in this challenge, but there are a few guidelines:


    1. Any photo submitted for a monthly assignment must be taken using a Nikon Camera!

    2. All submissions must be taken during the month specified in the assignment thread and taken by YOU! (Please insure that EXIF is either posted with the photo or if it gets messed up, hold yourself to the honor system and add the minimum Exif data of the Camera used and the date the photo was taken to your post)

    3. Other than that, it's all up to your interpretation of the theme. Any photo will be accepted, SOOC or edited, doesn't matter.

    4. Photos must be posted in this thread to be considered. Links to photos will not be considered an entry (In other words, no Flikr, Photobucket, or similar links)

    5. Only THREE entries per member for each assignment. Please post entries separately (1 photo per post) and number the entry.

    6. Entries will be judged by the number of likes received.

    7. The top 5 shots will be displayed in a separate thread, and will be displayed in no particular order.

    8. This is intended to be a FUN challenge. No critiques unless specifically asked. Also, please limit posts to just photos and brief descriptions/titles. Any comments/discussion should occur elsewhere, PLEASE.

    As listed in other challenges, please note: NO CASH OR PRIZES will be awarded for this Monthly Assignment.

    HAVE FUN!


    *To clarify time for start of the assignment, it is 0000 UTC/GMT the first day of the month (similar to the weekly challenges) and ends at 23:59 UTC/GMT the last day of the month.





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    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    My 2021 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci





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    Re: March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh

    This challenge has started. Let's see what you come up with for Bokeh.
    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    My 2021 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



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    Re: March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh

    Learn something new everyday! Thanks, interesting challenge.

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    Re: March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh

    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh
    Entry #1

    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh-2021-03-01-14.37.00-nik-s3.jpg

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    Re: March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh

    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh
    Entry #1

    File Name Bokeh1a.JPG
    Camera Model Name NIKON D7100
    Shooting Date/Time 01/03/2021 18:33:04
    Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/160
    Av (Aperture Value) 7.1
    Exposure Compensation 0
    ISO Speed 800
    Image Size 6000x4000
    Flash Off
    Color Space sRGB
    File Size 6554KB
    Owner's Name Peter Young
    Thanks/Like Needa, cwgrizz, blackstar, Andy W, arsudarsan, Dangerspouse Thanks/liked this post
     
    Peter

    D500, D7100
    85mm 1.8G, 300mm F4 AF-S
    Canon 5D2, 17-40.
    Lee filters

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    Re: March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh

    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh
    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh-_71d4874_web.jpg
     

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    Re: March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh

    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh
    Entry #2

    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh-2021-03-02-16.04.49-nik-s.jpg
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    Re: March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh

    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh
    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh-850_3352.jpgEntry #1
    Last edited by arshuter; 03-03-2021 at 08:25 PM.
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    Re: March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh

    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh
    Entry #2



    File Name March bokeh.JPG
    Camera Model Name NIKON D7100
    Shooting Date/Time 03/03/2021 11:17:51
    Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/160
    Av (Aperture Value) 2.0
    Exposure Compensation 0
    ISO Speed 500
    Image Size 6000x4000
    Flash Off
    Color Space sRGB
    File Size 7659KB
    Owner's Name Peter Young
     
    Peter

    D500, D7100
    85mm 1.8G, 300mm F4 AF-S
    Canon 5D2, 17-40.
    Lee filters

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    Re: March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh

    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh
    Entry #1

    March 2021 Monthly Assignment: Bokeh-dsc_1712.jpg
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