Verbena bonariensis helios bokeh (vintage lens) by phil_howcroft

Verbena bonariensis helios bokeh (vintage lens)

This is a Verbena bonariensis flower head in our garden, shot with a Helios 44M 58mm f2 vintage which was manufactured in 1973,

This is shot at f2, edited in Rawtherapee and Gimp, to recover shadows and highlights and boost the colours a bit.

The Helios is famed for it's bokeh

The bokeh you see is the gaps in the branches of next doors laburnum tree

I don't know if this works as a picture,
Lovely image!
September 29th, 2019  
Love the background blobs! Not exactly bokeh but makes the shot interesting!
September 29th, 2019  
Thank you for making me want to dig out my Helios! Am afraid life's been getting in the way of photos lately and my phojo has gone on holiday ...
September 29th, 2019  
fabulous bokeh
September 30th, 2019  
This really stands out, what a great image.
September 30th, 2019  
Interesting shot Phil. I found myself looking up the definition of bokeh following the comment from @maggiemae. Having read several definitions your background here looks like bokeh to me, but the definitions are open to personal interpretation.
October 1st, 2019  
@gamelee thanks lee, it was created by the lens, no computer manipulation , it;s real bokeh for sure , Helios bokeh which swirls and twirls :)

@kiwichick thank you lesley :)

@lynnz thank you for your visit lynn :)

@fbailey shame about the phojo felicity, we all get it and then something inspires us to get back on track :)

@maggiemae thanks maggie , the blobs are genuine bokeh :)

@photographycrazy thank you so much :)
October 1st, 2019  
Don’t think you need to worry about ‘if it works’... absolutely beautiful ! Fav
December 28th, 2019  
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