Like a watch fob... by marlboromaam

Like a watch fob...

I've learned a few things about bokeh and light flares lately. Now whether it's just with my little camera or if it's the same for all - I can't tell you. However, I am happy to pass on what I've learned and if this is old news to you - just ignore me, but maybe it's not old news to others.

1. For round bokeh, you have to open up your lens as wide as it will go (4.8 or lower), but you will NOT get those lovely little star-shaped light flares as you can see they aren't in this image.

2. If you go with hexagonal bokeh, aperture at about 5.6, you will get those lovely little star-shaped light flares as you will see in my black and white image uploaded for the day.

Hope this helps anyone who is interested!
wonderfully composed before the drop
January 5th, 2021  
Lovely, great focus and bokeh
January 5th, 2021  
@lesip Thank you, Leslie!

@tosee Thank you, Tom!
January 5th, 2021  
Quite interesting to know - thanks.
January 5th, 2021  
@milaniet You're welcome and thanks for commenting.
January 5th, 2021  
Didn't know; thanks for sharing.
January 5th, 2021  
@sherimiya You're welcome.
January 5th, 2021  
An instant fav - love everything about this one!
January 5th, 2021  
@linnypinny You are sweet, Lin! Thank you for your comments and the FAV.
January 5th, 2021  
Very cool
January 5th, 2021  
nice!!
January 5th, 2021  
Fabulous shot and great info. I have problems with that as my camera does not keep a fixed aperture when I zoom.
January 5th, 2021  
Wonderful in its simplicity, and really helpful of you to take the time to share valuable advice.
January 5th, 2021  
what a fab image
January 5th, 2021  
Lovely shot.
January 5th, 2021  
Nice one Maggie... As for the bokeh ... another tip to add is that the shape of the bokeh bubbles depends slso on the number of aperture blades in the lens ... Your hexagonal shape is because you have 6 blades 😀💕
January 5th, 2021  
Lovely capture.
January 5th, 2021  
lovely capture ...
January 5th, 2021  
@danette Thanks, Danette!

@dutchothotmailcom Thank you, Esther! Most appreciative of your FAV!

@ludwigsdiana Thanks, Diana! I have the same problem and have to keep adjusting it.

@ricksnap Thank you, Rick! Very appreciate of your comments and FAV.

@koalagardens Thank you! Grateful for your FAV.

@kjarn Thanks, Kathy!

@phil_howcroft Thank you, Phil! I also understand that some lens won't open up for "round" bokeh. I was afraid that included mine, but happily - not so.

@wakelys Thanks, Susan!

@pdulis Thank you, Peter - and for your FAV!
January 5th, 2021  
Nice shot and great narrative.
January 5th, 2021  
@johnfalconer Thank you, John!
January 5th, 2021  
So pretty. Looks like it was waiting for you to make it famous. Great focus.
January 5th, 2021  
Great close up shot and I like the droplet. Thank you for the explanation, too.
January 5th, 2021  
@sangwann Thank you, Dione!

@mittens Thank you, Marilyn and you're welcome!
January 5th, 2021  
Very pretty! Love the tones and dof.
January 5th, 2021  
@kwind Thank you!
January 5th, 2021  
love this ..fav
January 5th, 2021  
Love this image, beautiful capture, fav
January 5th, 2021  
Stunning. will take down the numbers and try it. fav., Maggie.
January 5th, 2021  
@lynnz Thank you, Lynn! Grateful for your FAV.

@craftymeg Really appreciate your comments and the FAV. Thank you, Margaret!

@bruni Thank you, Bruni! Grateful to you for your comments and FAV.
January 5th, 2021  
Interesting, and nice shot too. Like the colours
January 5th, 2021  
great shot, simple, essential...brava
January 5th, 2021  
@francesc Thanks, Frances!

@santina Thank you, Santina!
January 5th, 2021  
V interesting, thank you. My style of photography is guess and press, so this will be v useful:)
January 7th, 2021  
@fbailey LOL! I can't believe you didn't know this. I consider you an expert with your lovely photos. You're very welcome and thank you! Really appreciate your comments and your FAV.
January 7th, 2021  
@marlboromaam Thanks so much, but it's true!
January 7th, 2021  
@fbailey I'll just have to take your word for it. =)
January 7th, 2021  
Dreamy feel
January 24th, 2021  
@teriyakih Thank you!
January 24th, 2021  
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