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One technique that many photographers use to add a ‘wow factor’ to their images is to shoot with a shallow depth of field. In doing so they isolate part of the shot which is nicely in focus while throwing elements in the background (and sometimes the foreground) out of focus and into a lovely blur. Here are a few shots that use the technique of shallow depth of field.

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Got some shallow depth of field shots to add to the collection above? Feel free to share your best shallow depth of field image below.

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  • http://www.photographyalert.com vicky

    wow, nice pics. al are so amazing. :) thank u for Sharing.

  • http://jerry-stolarski.artistwebsites.com/ Jerry

  • Christina Cavazos

    I love shallow depth of field shots. This is one of my own :)

  • https://twitter.com/John_de_Vashon John Sage

    One does wonder how many of these have had just a wee touch of the Adjustment Brush added, though… 😉

  • mnstrausbauch

    Here is one a preschooler helped me with http://www.flickr.com/photos/michael_strausbauch/8034554041/

  • Rachele Totaro

    I’m a DoF maniac, so I’ve really enjoyed this article :)
    Some shots of mine:

  • Valentina

    Lovely post! 😀 Here are 3 of mine, although my whole gallery is full of those XD I just love shallow depth of field!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/valentinawhite/10512435506/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/valentinawhite/10410687234/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/valentinawhite/8510630263/

  • marius2die4

    beautiful.

    Some of my image:

    http://marius-fotografie.blogspot.ro/

  • Guest

    great post heres one of mine

  • Fedro Tarjono

    Remarkable pics. Really like DOF. Here is one of mine.

  • Fedro Tarjono

    Here is one of mine.

  • Stan

    A great lesson learned. I keep my camera in Av now. Shrinking this jpeg so small might have ruined the aspect.

  • Lucas

    What camera and lens did you use?

  • NiagaraTim

    Nothing beautiful about cigs tatts and guns yuck

  • Uchiha Itachi

    I like this shot!

  • Joe Sakach
  • Guest

    This is one of my little princess

  • Guest

    This is one with my little princess!

  • jassies

    I’ve been reading and observing the fotos on this site. Is it possible to know info about aperture, shutter speed, iso and zoom?

  • Guest
  • Guest

    This is my most recent.

  • Guest

    This is mine

  • Anthony Aaron Cernera

    Dude – great shot but you should buy yourself a copy of Lightroom. You’ll love this photo after 2 seconds of processing

  • Leroy

    Sorry for posting twice the same picture, This one is the picture with adjustments. If you scroll down, I’ve postd the original picture.

  • Dawn Phipps

    Waiting at the bus stop. Shallow depth of field.

  • Dawn Phipps

    Icicles

  • NadiL820

    rooftop shot. Kingston, Jamaica

  • Lorrie Miller Palmer

    One of mine :)

  • Keziah Nadar

    from the recent photo walk…

  • Branner Thompson

    would you mind if I used this in one of my school photography project. its so good.

  • Joe

    No problem. Enjoy.

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  • Jerry September 23, 2013 08:35 pm

  • vicky September 22, 2013 10:52 am

    wow, nice pics. al are so amazing. :) thank u for Sharing.

  • Carol Waksal May 31, 2013 10:51 pm

    When using a 50mm for street portraits, the photographer has to be very close to the subject, correct?
    So you definitely need to speak with the stranger first. I love the 50 mm lens with 1.2 opening however feel more comfortable with 24-70. People feel a bit edgy when you come so close. What are your thoughts

  • Sita February 2, 2013 01:08 pm

    A bokeh picture I took:
    [eimg url='https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/578033_345835642181645_1117909829_n.jpg' title='578033_345835642181645_1117909829_n.jpg']

  • Jerry Stolarski December 2, 2012 02:35 pm

    http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r320/jlski56/woodfungus_4.jpg[/img]

  • Lewis S September 2, 2012 08:51 am

    This is a photo my wife took with our Nikon d60. We're total beginners but trying various things.

  • Jean-Pierre April 13, 2012 08:33 pm

    A recent shot of my wife wide open, the other of a flower/tree scene. Thanks for looking!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/45517597@N07/6922577626/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/45517597@N07/6878992216/

  • Defiance Diva April 13, 2012 12:08 pm

    Absolutely love this style of photography. Really nice work.

  • zeeshan April 12, 2012 10:00 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/zeebsbian/6843251740/lightbox/

  • greatjay January 25, 2012 02:43 am

    This is really cool, more of this guys!

  • Henrik January 11, 2012 05:44 am

    Taken in Ulm, Germany

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2352218/IMG_7482%20-%202011-09-06%20um%2018-10-30.jpg

  • Jay December 16, 2011 09:15 am

    https://picasaweb.google.com/105685832029672240696/Fall?authkey=Gv1sRgCKa4w96Vz72oRw#5686157745687715762

  • Jay December 16, 2011 09:14 am

    [img]https://picasaweb.google.com/105685832029672240696/Fall?authkey=Gv1sRgCKa4w96Vz72oRw#5686157745687715762[/img

    The lights from our Christmas tree

  • Larry Lourcey December 4, 2011 03:12 pm

    Gotta love that shallow depth of field. I find myself using my 50mm 1.8 just to get that crazy look!

    @larryphoto

  • redd November 22, 2011 07:35 pm

    heres some raindrops ....

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.322399321107933.95333.235293733151826&type=1

  • ananya October 9, 2011 06:33 pm

    awesome clicks :)

  • Chris Stephens October 4, 2011 06:16 pm

    Sorry for the double post, Trying to suss the picture in post thing. Here goes

  • chris stephens October 3, 2011 11:00 pm

    Here is mine, it's of a a giant Mushroom :-)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/68080726@N07/6196469298/

  • bulletthebluesky September 3, 2011 10:28 am

    Here's one:

  • Nicolas Cary August 12, 2011 07:37 pm

    Aw, this was a really nice post. In concept I want to put in writing like this moreover – taking time and actual effort to make a very good article… however what can I say… I procrastinate alot and in no way appear to get something done.

  • AmalK May 11, 2011 06:27 am

    Canon SX130 IS P&S DCamera

  • Gabriella May 1, 2011 05:27 pm

    Here are some of some pics I snapped recently. I have just started photography and enjoy tips :D
    [eimg url='http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=179047965476967&set=a.179047882143642.36736.100001152956931&type=1' title='photo.php?fbid=179047965476967&set=a.179047882143642.36736.100001152956931&type=1']
    [eimg url='http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=179048032143627&set=a.179047882143642.36736.100001152956931&type=1' title='photo.php?fbid=179048032143627&set=a.179047882143642.36736.100001152956931&type=1']
    [eimg url='http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=179053392143091&set=a.179047882143642.36736.100001152956931&type=1' title='photo.php?fbid=179053392143091&set=a.179047882143642.36736.100001152956931&type=1']
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=179053418809755&set=a.179047882143642.36736.100001152956931&type=1
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=179053472143083&set=a.179047882143642.36736.100001152956931&type=1

  • Spanky April 28, 2011 03:03 pm

    Orchids from the Far East. Each is the size of a quarter.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/23178145@N02/5637233856/' title='IMG_0824' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5262/5637233856_0dbefed16b.jpg']

  • Peter April 8, 2011 09:53 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61520567@N03/5599327534/in/photostream/

  • Kelsey French March 31, 2011 03:31 am

    [eimg url='http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v3861/133/116/554336211/n554336211_3045215_1760454.jpg' title='n554336211_3045215_1760454.jpg']

  • Kelsey French March 31, 2011 03:27 am

    took this in a field next to a shopping mall

    [eimg url='http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2630/133/116/554336211/n554336211_2851013_1857337.jpg' title='n554336211_2851013_1857337.jpg']

  • Dino Indra December 30, 2010 09:22 am

    So many beautiful shots here in this post. Good job, guys!!
    Here's mine
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/7488920@N06/5306152982/' title='Elevated' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5006/5306152982_f0cd7fc4e3.jpg']

  • Jason Patrick December 17, 2010 02:10 am

    [eimg url='http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs494.ash2/76761_463218926462_715541462_6094467_1093785_n.jpg' title='76761_463218926462_715541462_6094467_1093785_n.jpg']

  • Abbye Law December 16, 2010 12:05 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/abbyeelizabeth/5264921890/' title='Spring' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5264921890_7e01b6c1bd.jpg']

  • Madhur Mangal November 30, 2010 08:11 pm

    one of the first shots i took from my new Nikon D90

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/madhurmangal/4811102623/in/set-72157624417614757/

  • Enzo Luna November 10, 2010 06:43 pm

    Here's my Shallow DoF share. Hope you'll like it!
    [eimg url='http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs445.ash2/71845_163954680289705_100000255229861_445355_2928545_n.jpg' title='71845_163954680289705_100000255229861_445355_2928545_n.jpg']

  • Fred Perez October 25, 2010 02:20 am

    We wanted to achieve with this dof bring back the old side of the plane.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredperez/5110406105/' title='P51-D' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1392/5110406105_291dd4f084.jpg']

  • Tina October 23, 2010 11:01 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/papercat1/5023987059/' title='DSC_0206' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5023987059_ae1f4e9bea.jpg']

  • Fred Perez September 29, 2010 10:05 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredperez/4995804360/

  • Fred Perez September 29, 2010 10:05 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredperez/4995804360/' title='Libelula' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/4995804360_7de91df3dd.jpg']

  • Claire B September 7, 2010 06:49 am

    I absolutely love shallow dof photography. I recently bought a Canon Powershot SX120 IS which has manual focus (my first compact with this feature so I'm quite excited about it) and have been, at times, using it over my EOS 350D for macro photography. Here's one example:

    But the 350D is great and obviously wins in image quality...

  • tihocop August 30, 2010 02:42 am

  • Michelle August 24, 2010 06:21 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/55902079@N00/4900686779/' title='Untitled' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4900686779_8463bcffde_z.jpg']

  • Michelle August 24, 2010 06:16 am

    These images are gorgeous !! I love this style of photography and am constantly trying to practice to master it :) Here are my contributions:

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/55902079@N00/4900686779/' title='Untitled' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4900686779_8463bcffde_z.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/55902079@N00/4901295876/' title='Butterflies are self propelled flowers. ~R.H. Heinlein' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4901295876_8aff8f7903.jpg']

  • sharjosh August 23, 2010 06:44 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharjosh/4904240642/ another web

  • sharjosh August 23, 2010 06:41 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharjosh/4904240642/' title='Web Den' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4095/4904240642_3dc24b0de1.jpg']

  • Brad Chaffee August 21, 2010 03:33 am

    I love these kinds of photos! Waiting for my brand new Nikon D5000 to arrive on Monday! Can't wait!![eimg url='http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv63/IH8DEBT/08_15_138-1.jpg' title='08_15_138-1.jpg']

  • Tina July 30, 2010 09:54 pm

    Well, whenever I try to embed the photo the comment doesn't get posted, so here's the link...

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/GLFcW8PtzlgS2bkGQR1eCg?feat=directlink

  • Tina July 28, 2010 01:32 pm

    Oops... I was trying to embed a picture and I linked to the album instead. (The last picture in the album is the one with the shallow depth of field.) I'll try again to embed just the picture.

  • Tina July 28, 2010 11:17 am

    1960 Thunderbird

    From '60 Thunderbird

  • Marly July 27, 2010 04:22 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/19811063@N08/4755246308/' title='IMG_0025' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4755246308_63751d366e_b.jpg']

  • Indranil July 22, 2010 11:11 am

    Sorry, I tried to include my image twice before but I failed. Let me see if I am successful now.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/insr/4780831166/' title='The Snake Man' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4780831166_b760d0a4e4.jpg']

  • Indranil July 22, 2010 10:47 am

  • Indranil July 22, 2010 04:54 am

    Beautiful pictures. I love seeing photographs with creative Dof. Here is one from my collection.

    Thanks for viewing.

  • Prasad July 19, 2010 11:37 am

    Lovely pictures. Thanks for the article.
    I am new to photography and this being one of my first attempts at shallow depth of field. I took this picture in a market in Lhasa (Tibet) where the vendors were selling traditionally made trinkets and prayer wheels.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/61027058@N00/4740839287/' title='DSC_0425' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4740839287_bf4876cdde.jpg']

  • allany2010 July 18, 2010 01:41 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/48525553@N02/4801210869/' title='IMGP3151' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4801210869_fbf7c57a23.jpg']

  • Peter Ching July 17, 2010 01:51 pm

    Great photography. This technique give real impact to images

  • Andre Q. July 17, 2010 07:50 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/viviandredavi/4532586505/' title='Zzzzz...' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2751/4532586505_d08395c3b7.jpg']

  • Diganta Das July 16, 2010 09:39 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/digantadas/4675264973/' title='butterfly' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4675264973_33a63d40c3.jpg']

  • Tundi July 15, 2010 10:40 pm

  • Tundi July 15, 2010 10:38 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/fehertundi/4794460896/' title='IMG_9413' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4794460896_182b5ded0a.jpg']

  • Tundi July 15, 2010 06:39 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fehertundi/4794460896/sizes/m/in/photostream/

  • Joy Elizabeth July 15, 2010 04:53 am

    I have a 50mm f1.4 lens I love ... I think I've been successful at creating Depth of Field with it?

    MACRO
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/joyelizabeth/1392937799/' title='2007-0915Charlotte (16)' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1084/1392937799_d79578f383.jpg']

    PORTRAIT
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/joyelizabeth/3229858648/' title='2009-0126KGEViolin (2)' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3506/3229858648_1ccd6b33d5.jpg']

    NATURE
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/joyelizabeth/2793685535/' title='2008-0415CarlsbadFlowerFields (236)' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/2793685535_2491eaec0e.jpg']

  • Tanweer July 15, 2010 03:43 am

    Wao! Outstanding pieces of art, I wish if I can take one like these.
    You people are real masters.

  • Nicole Klingler July 14, 2010 11:42 pm

    Trying out my new nikon 85mm on a recent girls camp hike. The bokeh on it is AMAZING![eimg url='http://nicoleklinglerphotography.smugmug.com/Nicole-Klingler-Family/Friends-and-Adventures/Girls-Camp-2010-Landscapes/fence/925260044_Zy6Qe-S.jpg' title='925260044_Zy6Qe-S.jpg']

  • Stuart Meyer - Indianapolis Photographer July 14, 2010 11:05 am

    I love shallow DOF and I'm always looking for an opportunity as a wedding photographer to capture something interesting. Here's a recent one.[eimg url='http://www.stuartmeyerphotography.com/Gloria/Gloria-0259.jpg' title='Gloria-0259.jpg'].

  • airrion July 13, 2010 11:41 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/31152019@N02/4444931549/' title='i can feel the rush this time... ( explore )' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2765/4444931549_c17529a52b.jpg']

  • Diganta Das July 13, 2010 06:30 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/digantadas/4231305282/' title='butterfly in green' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2726/4231305282_b44b4490a5.jpg']

  • Ann July 13, 2010 03:13 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/36011488@N08/4789358372/' title='Succulents in my garden' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4789358372_79a1332112.jpg']

  • Ann July 13, 2010 03:11 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/36011488@N08/3711401746/' title='IMG_4665' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3485/3711401746_8529ce476c.jpg']

  • Anna Pham July 13, 2010 02:56 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/anna_pham/4608405640/

  • Gerty Photography July 13, 2010 10:42 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/43202383@N00/4788027977/' title='Someone ate my leg...' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4076/4788027977_ee1e6982f2_b.jpg']

  • Anna Pham July 13, 2010 05:12 am

    Here's my first attempt and one of my favorite.
    Hope you enjoy it.

  • Laura Sawyer July 13, 2010 05:08 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/42437061@N06/4787044263/' title='018' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4787044263_49a19d4f56.jpg']

    Just my pup eating his food :)

  • Nick July 13, 2010 03:35 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949961@N03/4786386503/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949961@N03/4786389283/in/photostream/

  • Christy Pringle July 13, 2010 01:37 am

    My two favorites.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/37322496@N07/4786397121/' title='irishmoss' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4095/4786397121_8fe6c322fd_b.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/37322496@N07/4786936720/' title='peaches' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4786936720_e1b1f641b5_b.jpg']

  • Christy Pringle July 13, 2010 01:12 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/37322496@N07/4786936720/' title='peaches' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4786936720_e1b1f641b5_b.jpg']

  • A.G July 13, 2010 01:08 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/gharehchaei/4786228815/' title='Nice Freedom ' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4786228815_a683789a06.jpg']

  • A.G July 13, 2010 12:55 am

    Nice Freedom [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/gharehchaei/4786228815/' title='Nice Freedom ' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4786228815_a683789a06.jpg']

  • Florence Uy July 12, 2010 10:42 pm

    my attempt here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/emina2492/4741968767/

  • Dix July 12, 2010 07:47 pm

    My sample....

    Cheers!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dixpt/4614839627/' title='Yes, U!' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3314/4614839627_7d257bbf44.jpg']

  • Dix July 12, 2010 07:45 pm

    My sample....

    Cheers!

  • kit 'd eye July 12, 2010 03:10 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitiongi_concepts-designs/4780473385/' title='Torns' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4780473385_9f44743bcc.jpg']

  • Sandra July 12, 2010 01:13 pm

    There are some fantastic shots in this collectione! Very nice!

    Here's one of my favorite shallow depth of field photos.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/artfullife/3400240139/' title='holding on to a bubble' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3630/3400240139_99dee702bd.jpg']

  • Jillsy July 12, 2010 05:26 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yorksnbeans/4709910563/in/set-72157624317826044/

  • Tena Gardiner July 12, 2010 04:56 am

    http://www.tenagardiner.com/Other/Flora-and-Fauna/12313444_zJGMT#879014220_RCkr3

    tena

  • Richelle Smile July 12, 2010 02:27 am

    i just want to share this image i took 2 months ago[eimg url='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__Xu1gUoJ81A/TAZHrGzS6VI/AAAAAAAAA6Q/Bhd6soYOxcg/s1600/candles.jpg' title='candles.jpg']

  • milind July 12, 2010 01:11 am

    one more from my side...[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/27555242@N02/4520110107/' title='P1000972' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4520110107_c52f8f8a2e.jpg']

  • milind July 12, 2010 01:10 am

    i like taking such photographs... and enjoy the same....
    My LX3 helps...[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/27555242@N02/4319528356/' title='P1000353' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2779/4319528356_9cbe55b17a.jpg']

  • nick July 11, 2010 06:11 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949961@N03/4782487290/

  • Vikas July 11, 2010 11:29 am

    Just purchased Nikkor 50mm 1.8 and took this a while back:

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/vikask/4781015995/' title='Small water fountain' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4781015995_5470641dcd.jpg']

  • Nicki Rakitti July 11, 2010 11:13 am

    some of my attempts ...

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Emv3F3Hqxz0/TDkYj3PtF-I/AAAAAAAABGM/8nY9sDfcTbk/s1600/IMG_0983.JPG

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Emv3F3Hqxz0/TDkYjR_KTJI/AAAAAAAABGE/YvEEB7z17Jw/s1600/IMG_1141.JPG

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Emv3F3Hqxz0/TDkYi1_BHQI/AAAAAAAABF8/9WvkJrs1t_U/s1600/IMG_1157.JPG

  • John Bokma July 11, 2010 10:49 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnbokma/4781018342/' title='Bee, holding itself by its mandibles' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4781018342_786692cf2f.jpg']
    Just made a few hours earlier today.

  • Stuart Powell July 11, 2010 07:35 am

    My favourite picture amongst some extremely good examples of DOF is No. 14 - the Buckman Flair Promo photo by Conor Ogle (the man in the raincoat). Here are some photos with my contribution to this, my favorite, subject.[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartpowellphotography/4781086668/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartpowellphotography/4780450463/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartpowellphotography/4780448545/in/photostream/
    [/img]

  • kit 'd eye July 11, 2010 07:00 am

    Torns.jpg

  • kit 'd eye July 11, 2010 06:44 am

    Fun and interesting shots!

  • cj July 11, 2010 05:57 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/capjap/4780949474/' title='Before the Battle' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4780949474_9dd383db75.jpg']

  • Michelle July 11, 2010 05:18 am

    Newport Mansions

  • Madhav July 11, 2010 04:08 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/44887741@N08/4684405155/sizes/m/[img]

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4684405155_8d84520c86.jpg[/img]

  • Madhav July 11, 2010 04:07 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/44887741@N08/4684405155/' title='Contrast Rule of third' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4684405155_8d84520c86.jpg'][img]

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/44887741@N08/4684405155/sizes/m/

  • Madhav July 11, 2010 04:02 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/44887741@N08/4684405155/' title='Contrast Rule of third' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4684405155_8d84520c86.jpg']

  • Kathermans July 11, 2010 02:11 am

    http://kathermans.smugmug.com/Children/Kids-and-things-20082009/DSC2208-a1/927889789_k5diU-S.jpg

  • Florence Uy July 11, 2010 01:34 am

    here's mine :D hope you like:

  • John Bokma July 11, 2010 12:40 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnbokma/3896608549/' title='Opisena Hairstreak (Erora opisena, H. Druce, 1912)' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2446/3896608549_5380f4008d.jpg']
    Opisena Hairstreak (Erora opisena, H. Druce, 1912)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnbokma/3850096519/' title='Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea halia atergatis) mating' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/3850096519_2c43258553.jpg']
    Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea halia atergatis) mating

  • J Michael Jordan July 10, 2010 11:14 pm

    I don't consider any image with cigarette(s) to be beautiful. Other than that great examples of shallow depth of field.

  • Stan Schurman July 10, 2010 10:55 pm

    http://flic.kr/p/8h2HZq

  • Stan Schurman July 10, 2010 10:51 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/45247382@N07/4775897678/' title='' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4775897678_e64c7e44f7.jpg']

  • Stan Schurman July 10, 2010 10:34 pm

  • Russel July 10, 2010 10:29 pm

    here is my daughter with marshmallow candy[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/russsss/4776752499/' title='IMG_0391' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4776752499_cd181274d5.jpg']

  • Michelle July 10, 2010 09:17 pm

    [eimg url='http://lh6.ggpht.com/_VDL4X2X5Vc8/TDhWgU_0imI/AAAAAAAADfk/E60Eif-1fmU/s912/IMG_6281.JPG' title='IMG_6281.JPG']

  • jeric29red July 10, 2010 07:59 pm

    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeric29red/4770857720/[img]

  • ghanmania July 10, 2010 07:18 pm

    I try to shot DoF using my compact camera and this is the result :

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghanmania/4759035847/' title='Only One of Them' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4759035847_f13aed8990.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghanmania/4756573937/' title='To be alone is to be different, to be different is to be alone...' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4756573937_51f82fa66b.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghanmania/4753855273/' title='Green BokehLiciou 1' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4073/4753855273_9a9d220957.jpg']

  • jeric29red July 10, 2010 06:04 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeric29red/4770857720/' title='angie' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4770857720_2269ce447b.jpg']

  • Rahul July 10, 2010 04:17 pm

    [eimg url='http://dravidarch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/170110-crb-ck-hitlerbug2.jpg?w=1024&h=663' title='170110-crb-ck-hitlerbug2.jpg?w=1024&h=663']

    The Hitler Bug
    Nikon D90
    105mm
    1/125 sec @ f 5.6
    ISO 200

  • Eric Lovett July 10, 2010 10:59 am

    bird looking

  • Steven P. Adams July 10, 2010 10:53 am

    [eimg url='http://www.shadesofhyperion.com/Events/Kent-Heritage-Festival-2010/T1i2134-copy/928265391_Q6oXV-M.jpg' title='928265391_Q6oXV-M.jpg']

  • Libertad Leal July 10, 2010 07:48 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/libertadleal/4471865357/' title='Pretty Weed' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2680/4471865357_86f7dd432e.jpg']

  • David Williams July 10, 2010 06:53 am

    Getting a shallow DoF to work is great when it does.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/muppetdave/4646275070/' title='20100526-IMG_0965_LR' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3399/4646275070_e6de35dc2a.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/muppetdave/4704200609/' title='20100610-IMG_2407_LR' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4704200609_4345fa2b01_b.jpg']

  • Sissy July 10, 2010 05:32 am

    Beautiful!! My favorite type of photography!

  • Justine July 10, 2010 05:06 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/elandspoort/4774625251/' title='IMG_7008-2 (Large)' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/4774625251_44dbbfb3ec_b.jpg']

  • Erin Geronimo July 10, 2010 04:35 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/newphoto3er/4544141932/' title='Andi' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4544141932_99fe00b1a7.jpg']

  • yogesh July 10, 2010 03:46 am

    [eimg url='http://lh5.ggpht.com/_OarCQ6N3_xY/TDTGcAG8s4I/AAAAAAAAACg/A_pjisHkRq0/s128/IMG_5637.JPG' title='IMG_5637.JPG']
    [eimg url='http://lh6.ggpht.com/_OarCQ6N3_xY/TDTG4XygsJI/AAAAAAAAAEI/bNEm_CVCYW8/s128/IMG_5691.JPG' title='IMG_5691.JPG']

    Regards,

    Yogesh Shinde

  • Casey Myers July 10, 2010 02:37 am

    These are some of the most fun and interesting shots to take.
    Here is a set of mine on Flickr.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eternalphotography/sets/72157624457548962/

  • Russel July 10, 2010 12:59 am

    here is my contribution. Shot in Banaue Rice Terraces Philippines[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/russsss/4777364536/' title='IMG_9738' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4777364536_3499d082d0.jpg']

  • Hannah Fizell July 10, 2010 12:18 am

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=159862&id=278382234639 The first 16 are the ones im turning in! : )

  • Beth Rand July 9, 2010 11:43 pm

    wonderful shots[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/irishbeth/4752887887/' title='Butterfly' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4752887887_170cd4e7ab.jpg']

  • 1Tasha July 9, 2010 10:57 pm

    These are great. I now understand this term. Thankyou.

    I can also see this in my own photos and know what it is

    .[eimg url='www.flickr.com/photos/28488522@N08/4766499305/' title='4766499305']

  • Simon July 9, 2010 10:41 pm

    Well here are a couple of mine

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/simon665/4645848170/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/simon665/4645848170/

  • Drusilla July 9, 2010 10:37 pm

    Opps i mean picture # 15.. hehe

  • Drusilla July 9, 2010 10:34 pm

    I love taking pictures shallow depth of field too :D. Thanks Darren for the wonderful 17 pictures, i like #17 'Image by Steve took it'. Images on the dews are so sharp! I've got real bad hands, shaky all the time.

  • Rob Milne July 9, 2010 10:21 pm

    A few of my favorites[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/robphoto2008/2681930960/' title='BUSY BEE' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/2681930960_b63f3163a4.jpg']
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/robphoto2008/2488367307/in/set/-72157615152448812/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/robphoto2008/4525967330/in/set/-72157615152448812/

  • Jane July 9, 2010 10:20 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/36533723@N06/4777182390/' title='lavender' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4777182390_608a3ff87d.jpg']

  • Sankar July 9, 2010 09:58 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/sankarprodhan/4764060083/' title='DSC_0029' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4764060083_883aa00d9a.jpg']

  • Sankar July 9, 2010 09:52 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/sankarprodhan/4693957880/' title='DSC_0305' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4693957880_80288d0f37.jpg']

  • Storm82 July 9, 2010 08:53 pm

    Hi All,
    This is my first post on this site. I've been playing at being a photographer for a little over a year and got some tips from my other half - one of the first being the shallow depth of field. I'm looking to take a course in photography in a couple of months, but for now here's a couple of my favourite shots I've taken as an amateur :)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/51878132@N03/4776423881/' title='DSC00061sq2' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4776423881_4d67de4b74.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/51878132@N03/4776423959/' title='DSC04359sm' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4776423959_322ae435a3.jpg']

  • Dr suchitra mehta July 9, 2010 08:01 pm

    fantastic experiment!

  • Barb July 9, 2010 08:00 pm

    A few of mine
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/barbdorsey/4529324540/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/barbdorsey/4583060252/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/barbdorsey/4562597963/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/barbdorsey/4025906367/

  • dana July 9, 2010 07:12 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/danaberlith/4756692901/' title='drawing for his auntie' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4756692901_a444782bcf.jpg']

  • kirpi July 9, 2010 06:40 pm

    It is worth noting that depth of field is related, among other things, to lens aperture and sensor size.
    Most digital cameras feature tiny sensors, which makes real shallow depth of field hard to attain. Also, the average zoom lenses which come as standard with most cameras have a rather limited maximum aperture which, again, affects shallow depth of field negatively.
    Buying a good, light, fast, cheap, high-quality prime standard lens could be a clever idea :-)

  • Photography by Michelle July 9, 2010 06:15 pm

    Here's another one that I really like, probably one of my all time favorites of my daughter.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/michellehires/4619277195/in/set-72157623456780422/

  • Rob July 9, 2010 05:15 pm

    Great collection of shallow dof images. Great site in general. Lots of useful info for everyone who owns a camera.

  • ross July 9, 2010 04:45 pm

    ohhh...love them bokeh... :)

  • alvin July 9, 2010 02:45 pm

    keep'em coming guys!

  • Sonia July 9, 2010 02:25 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wheres_sonia/4444285115/in/set-72157623524534097/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wheres_sonia/273205551/in/set-72157594379854881/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wheres_sonia/234835426/in/set-72157594366247069/

    Some old one's of mine. Time to get the camera out again I think!

  • Jehane July 9, 2010 02:24 pm

    More....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31855576@N08/4737549756/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31855576@N08/4690191511/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31855576@N08/4679331238/

  • Jehane July 9, 2010 02:09 pm

    Beautiful images.... here is mine!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31855576@N08/4696256891/[eimg url='From Drop Box' title='table>']

  • Jehane July 9, 2010 02:07 pm

    Beautiful images.... here is mine!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31855576@N08/4696256891/

  • Jehane July 9, 2010 02:02 pm

    From

  • Jehane July 9, 2010 01:53 pm

  • Gaj July 9, 2010 01:02 pm

    Here are 2 shallow DOF samples that I have clicked very recently...

    [eimg url='http://lh4.ggpht.com/_f7YyS2bkWC8/TC9eFbBPFkI/AAAAAAAABoE/NECcFO08LAc/_DSC0174.jpg' title='_DSC0174.jpg']

    [eimg url='http://lh4.ggpht.com/_f7YyS2bkWC8/TC9eJeLTblI/AAAAAAAABoY/33GctonRLSM/s720/_DSC0182.jpg' title='_DSC0182.jpg']

    [eimg url='http://lh6.ggpht.com/_f7YyS2bkWC8/TC9fOn54oAI/AAAAAAAABo4/QWBXa0XDXxw/s720/_DSC0101.jpg' title='_DSC0101.jpg']

  • Kay B Ee July 9, 2010 12:58 pm

    I enjoy taking images with shallow depth of field

    here is one of mine:

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/31398230@N05/4773471135/' title='Guarding my home' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4773471135_e3a623056b.jpg']

  • Prowpatareeya July 9, 2010 12:57 pm

    I like this focusing too.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/prowpatareeya/4545837382/' title='Grand Palace Guard Soldier in Wat Phra Kaew' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4545837382_7a4b767e0f_o.jpg']

    Grand Palace Guard Soldier in Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok, Thailand

  • George July 9, 2010 12:50 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/7745064@N07/4775659181/' title='DSC_2488' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4775659181_c5cf3897ac.jpg']

  • Gerardo Fuenmayor July 9, 2010 12:45 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/10350125@N04/3981327237/' title='Camila' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2671/3981327237_8e84a88da7.jpg']

  • Nicki Rakitti July 9, 2010 12:43 pm

    [eimg url='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZlGMSgTpZdA/TAxebSkiVcI/AAAAAAAAASo/CdtYMb9JBKY/s1600/grass.JPG' title='grass.JPG']

  • David Lauria July 9, 2010 12:26 pm

    Pentax K-7 w/50mm f1.7 lens[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/8049717@N07/4776245852/' title='IMGP3521' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4776245852_5d03c6be32.jpg']

  • Ferdousi July 9, 2010 12:24 pm

    amazing pics !!!

  • Syairani July 9, 2010 11:29 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/syaisiz/4524414409/

  • kissmo July 9, 2010 11:13 am

    Amazing Photography..i can see good creativity in some images..

  • shahradi July 9, 2010 11:05 am

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs324.snc3/28789_1275316094643_1582195552

  • Valerie July 9, 2010 10:59 am

    http://valeriejardin.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/photo-pick-of-the-week-10-equine-eye/

  • Edu Lorenzo July 9, 2010 10:28 am

    heres mine.. [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/edulorenzo/4509333171/' title='Coppersmith barbet' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2759/4509333171_5772e2a0e9.jpg']

  • Edu Lorenzo July 9, 2010 10:27 am

    I guess the next question is HOW to achieve it..

    My take is
    1. Background should at least be twice as far from the subject as the camera
    2. Shoot with as big as an opening as you can
    3. (Probably the most important) shoot at a nice and low angle..
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/edulorenzo/4509333171/' title='Coppersmith barbet' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2759/4509333171_5772e2a0e9.jpg']

  • Lorien July 9, 2010 09:45 am

    This is my favorite shot of all time!

  • Andrew likes to party July 9, 2010 09:44 am

    [eimg url='http://westbournepark.unitingchurch.org.au/temp/IMG_3146.JPG' title='IMG_3146.JPG']

  • Cal July 9, 2010 09:41 am

    Nikon 500mm f/4 wide open
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/calstanley/4576753366/sizes/l/in/set-72157623986692546/

  • bob frederick July 9, 2010 09:30 am

    i use extension tubes with my Canon 70-200mm lens for limited dof macro shots like this one of an unwelcome visitor to my garden[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/30089437@N05/4511098632/' title='Making Lemonade' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2105/4511098632_8d0d236331.jpg']

  • Mary July 9, 2010 09:07 am

    I thought this was a great article and the 17 pictures you chose showed such a variety of subjects. Really made me realize that shallow DOF is more than just flowers, landscapes and bugs. I appreciate all of the other pictures posted as well. This is what makes photography great.................different perspectives!

    Thanks!!

  • Courtney July 9, 2010 08:43 am

  • Gary Paakkonen July 9, 2010 08:14 am

    [eimg url='http://fatdr.smugmug.com/Places/Ontario/Kitchener/GPP79302463/914884823_AZsXm-S.jpg' title='914884823_AZsXm-S.jpg']

    If the link did not work,try here http://fatdr.smugmug.com/Places/Ontario/Kitchener/GPP79302463/914884823_AZsXm-S.jpg

    Cheers
    Gary

  • Izzeddeen July 9, 2010 07:55 am

    Here are some of my shallow depth of field attempts

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/izzeddeen/4015742091/' title='????? ??? ????' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2735/4015742091_17936aa80e.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/izzeddeen/3789269301/' title='DSC_0397' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2624/3789269301_9f017b15ff.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/izzeddeen/3789146075/' title='DSC_0269' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3440/3789146075_9a92f6841c.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/izzeddeen/3771141163/' title='Morning water drops' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3509/3771141163_ddc5c7a3f0.jpg']

  • mark July 9, 2010 07:41 am

    wow awesome pics.... great concepts

  • Pete July 9, 2010 07:30 am

    [eimg url='http://prestonphotography.shutterbugstorefront.com/p/flowers/_dsc6222_7_2' title='_dsc6222_7_2']

    This is one of my favorites taken in my back yard one evening.

  • Ghinescu Daniel July 9, 2010 07:27 am

  • Ghinescu Daniel July 9, 2010 07:25 am

  • Ghinescu Daniel July 9, 2010 07:23 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielghinescu/4682229155/sizes/m/

  • cami July 9, 2010 07:14 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/42137929@N07/

  • Keith Risinger July 9, 2010 07:11 am

    Good article and pics. Here is desert willow at sunset
    [eimg url='http://web.nmsu.edu/~syskmr/DPS/d-willow.jpg' title='d-willow.jpg']

  • cortlander July 9, 2010 07:09 am

    [url=http://sandsofdee.smugmug.com/Nature/Feed-the-Birds/11895924_8nDji#841900367_XPmE8-A-LB][eimg url='http://sandsofdee.smugmug.com/Nature/Feed-the-Birds/RDG-090510-150150327/841900367_XPmE8-M.jpg' title='841900367_XPmE8-M.jpg'][/url]

  • tigs macallan July 9, 2010 07:07 am

    that was great - thanks! Fuel for creativity :)

  • my2sense July 9, 2010 07:06 am

    Great photos to go along with the post.

    I use shallow dof regularly to isolate the subject and get a pleasing background. Have a look at my blog for examples.

  • Keith Risinger July 9, 2010 07:05 am

    Great article. Here is a desert willow at sunset
    [eimg url='http://web.nmsu.edu/~syskmr/DPS/d-willow.jpg' title='d-willow.jpg']

  • Ellie July 9, 2010 06:47 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/totalfocusphoto/4069282997/' title='Drying Lavender' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2727/4069282997_12aeefb6e6_o.jpg']

    My Fav DOF shot!

  • Dim July 9, 2010 06:43 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/morseg/3688454602/' title='Feeding' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2603/3688454602_766380620b.jpg']

  • Smartezone July 9, 2010 06:33 am

    "Pearls"
    Camera: Nikon D300
    Lens: Nikon AF 80-200
    200 mm
    f2.8
    1/320s
    ISO160
    [eimg url='http://multiply.com/slideshow/smartezone:photos:1/1' title='1']

  • Reuben Yau July 9, 2010 06:17 am

    Here's one from the zoo in Columbus OH.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/reubenyau/4753226526/' title='DSC_0040' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4753226526_c3d7170bac.jpg']

  • paul mcpherson July 9, 2010 06:15 am

    Shrimp Pasta

  • paul mcpherson July 9, 2010 06:12 am

  • Nikki July 9, 2010 06:02 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikki3780/4515600197/' title='Super Bubble' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4515600197_8aeae59fe2.jpg']

  • ema002 July 9, 2010 05:45 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/emajohnson/4624243891/' title='B-9927' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3370/4624243891_2dec7827bd.jpg']

  • Erica July 9, 2010 05:43 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/51881470@N06/4774705625/' title='shallow dept of field cats' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4774705625_fb1814a9e9.jpg']

  • Sharron Paris July 9, 2010 05:38 am

    I love this one.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15745688@N03/3992634761/in/set-72157622718861059/

  • Justine July 9, 2010 05:17 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/elandspoort/4775261940/' title='IMG_7114-3 (Large)' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4775261940_dc9590714f.jpg']

  • idb July 9, 2010 05:01 am

    I think this one is better than my first post.

    http://picasaweb.google.ca/lh/photo/b_lnXdRxEcaIBth4vFas_A?feat=directlink

  • Kathermans July 9, 2010 04:56 am

    [eimg url='http://kathermans.smugmug.com/Children/Kids-and-things-20082009/DSC2208-a1/927889789_k5diU-M.jpg' title='927889789_k5diU-M.jpg']

  • iamunique127 July 9, 2010 04:49 am

    Here is a photo w/ SDoF that I like.

    It is a tree bud, my dog and my wife this spring

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamunique127/4775197074/' title='Bud, Linda Rasha' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4775197074_b04b73723d.jpg']

  • Osw210262 July 9, 2010 04:49 am

    Fotos excelentes.....aca esta una de las mias......

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/40269374@N03/4755562343/' title='Limón' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4755562343_af881f0882.jpg']

  • david canto July 9, 2010 04:47 am

    2 of mine

    http://olhares.aeiou.pt/corrente_foto3777782.html
    http://olhares.aeiou.pt/lamina_foto3811250.html

  • Juuso July 9, 2010 04:32 am

    My weapon of choice shall be Curious Fox and Small Plant!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/doubou/4757972668/' title='Curious Fox' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4757972668_8817897e2b.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/doubou/4757784540/' title='Life out of nowhere' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4757784540_893e1b3eab.jpg']

  • Jennifer July 9, 2010 04:30 am

    My Grampa, a WWII POW, looking for his name on the tribute memorial wall.

    From pap

  • Morten Fjord Stengaard July 9, 2010 04:26 am

    I love this capture - Denmark with snow and ice on the water.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/stengaard/4385998248/' title='View at the frozen water' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2685/4385998248_a065906aa8.jpg']

  • Juuso July 9, 2010 04:24 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/doubou/4757784540/' title='Life out of nowhere' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4757784540_893e1b3eab.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/doubou/4757972668/' title='Curious Fox' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4757972668_8817897e2b.jpg']

  • Kristi J Gregor July 9, 2010 04:17 am

    Love them here is one I took.... Notice the middle flower is in focus (only part of it shows) but the rest are out of focus.... I was experimenting with it... And I love it...[eimg url='undefined' title='undefined'][eimg url='http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/members/kjgregor-albums-flowers-picture46795-dark-pink-daisy.jpg' title='kjgregor-albums-flowers-picture46795-dark-pink-daisy.jpg']

  • Tanya July 9, 2010 04:15 am

    Here's my attempt. I hope this one sticks!

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4774414329_2f714d833b.jpg

  • Premal July 9, 2010 04:11 am

    Not sure if the first time post worked, so posting it again...

    One of my favorite:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/premal007/4349546600/

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/premal007/4349546600/' title='Little feet has arrived...! :)' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4349546600_8826d1d999.jpg']

  • Tanya July 9, 2010 04:09 am

    Trying this again--apparently my pictures aren't showing up. Hope it works!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanyacurtis/4774414329/' title='Dragonfly' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4774414329_2f714d833b.jpg']

  • Tanya July 9, 2010 04:04 am

  • Tanya July 9, 2010 04:03 am

    Third time is the charm, I hope. Here's my attempt!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanyacurtis/4774414329/' title='Dragonfly' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4774414329_2f714d833b.jpg']

  • Dbada85 July 9, 2010 04:00 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/50362422@N05/4769750330/

  • Tanya July 9, 2010 03:59 am

    I'm going to try this again, I don't think the first time worked. Here's my attempt![eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanyacurtis/4774414329/' title='Dragonfly' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4774414329_2f714d833b.jpg']

  • Claymohr July 9, 2010 03:57 am

    [eimg url='http://hosting11.imagecross.com/image-hosting-40/2775flower.jpg' title='2775flower.jpg']

  • Ken Morrocco July 9, 2010 03:56 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/evergreen1949/4756354536/in/set-72157624284339535/

  • Tanya July 9, 2010 03:55 am

    Here's my first attempt here... hope it works!
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanyacurtis/4774414329/' title='Dragonfly' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4774414329_2f714d833b.jpg']

  • Ken Morrocco July 9, 2010 03:54 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/evergreen1949/4756354536/sizes/l/in/set-72157624284339535/

  • Premal July 9, 2010 03:51 am

    My favorite:
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/premal007/4349546600/' title='Little feet has arrived...! :)' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4349546600_8826d1d999.jpg']

  • Wade July 9, 2010 03:47 am

    This has to be one of the best set of photos you have compiled into one article. Truly a best of the best set.

    Thanks for putting this together.

  • Tim July 9, 2010 03:46 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bikerallyphotography/3972024807/' title='IMG_0118' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3530/3972024807_9bd0636d35.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bikerallyphotography/3973106672/' title='IMG_0181' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3484/3973106672_d9affa8c53.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bikerallyphotography/4667680056/' title='IMG_4396' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4667680056_b5cf08f145.jpg']

  • Mobiles July 9, 2010 03:41 am

    Alll the images are very cool. I love this web site.

  • Ashok July 9, 2010 03:41 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/40139391@N04/3990735248/' title='De Avenue' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3430/3990735248_8154ef1e82.jpg']

  • wibke July 9, 2010 03:40 am

    some very nice shots here!! [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/wibkeb/4601605004/' title='14' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1212/4601605004_a53ac84397.jpg']

  • Peggy Collins July 9, 2010 03:39 am

    Aha! One of my favorite things to do...
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/peggycollins/4297877282/' title='Snake in the Grass' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/4297877282_fc60f186b2.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/peggycollins/3769087978/' title='The Staring Contest. He Won.' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2630/3769087978_8db029dba8.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/peggycollins/4752140341/' title='Baby Duck Dreams' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4752140341_1b5263e5b6.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/peggycollins/4774391980/' title='Little Frog in a Big Puddle' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4774391980_f86538d5bb.jpg']

  • Ashok July 9, 2010 03:39 am

    [/img]
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    Hoo.. I love this
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/40139391@N04/3990735248/' title='De Avenue' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3430/3990735248_8154ef1e82.jpg']

  • casualeye July 9, 2010 03:27 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/casualeye37/4766533819/' title='focus...' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4766533819_05f47f2827.jpg']

  • Yvonne Perez July 9, 2010 03:24 am

    AMAZING photos! Here is one of mine :)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/yvonneperezphotography/4774949024/' title='26700_1536420330019_1220181158_31530273_3651020_n' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4774949024_6d67f3f2b4.jpg']

  • Nidia Yvonne Perez July 9, 2010 03:19 am

    Brilliant Photographs!! Here is one of mine!
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/yvonneperezphotography/4774949024/' title='26700_1536420330019_1220181158_31530273_3651020_n' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4774949024_6d67f3f2b4.jpg']

  • april July 9, 2010 03:18 am

    some great images on here. wow !

  • Steve Hansen July 9, 2010 03:15 am

    [eimg url='http://stephenhansenimages.zenfolio.com/p58895232/e176d8736' title='e176d8736']

    More shallow-depth photos are available at www.stephenhansenimages.zenfolio.com

  • Diganta Das July 9, 2010 03:12 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/digantadas/4640913435/' title='flower' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3341/4640913435_c99dc4226a.jpg']

  • jleroi July 9, 2010 03:10 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdleroi/4670441268/' title='Butterfly' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4670441268_a378745883.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdleroi/4509253641/' title='WhiteFlowers2' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2158/4509253641_07b109c686.jpg']

  • jleroi July 9, 2010 03:07 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdleroi/4509253641/' title='WhiteFlowers2' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2158/4509253641_07b109c686.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdleroi/4670441268/' title='Butterfly' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4670441268_a378745883.jpg']

  • ali July 9, 2010 03:05 am

    would be great to share the details of these shot. You can't learn by just looking at beautiful shots.

  • srini July 9, 2010 03:02 am

    [eimg url='http://vasans.com/Nature/Fauna-Flora/Quail-Gardens/IMG8640/863373820_JqGsN-S.jpg' title='863373820_JqGsN-S.jpg']

  • Chen July 9, 2010 03:02 am

    These are beautiful images! I wonder what cameras and lenses the photographer used during the shoot.

  • C.LaBossiere July 9, 2010 02:53 am

  • Srini July 9, 2010 02:43 am

  • Srini July 9, 2010 02:42 am

    [url=http://vasans.com/Nature/Fauna-Flora/Quail-Gardens/12140867_vhnNg#863373820_JqGsN-A-LB][eimg url='http://vasans.com/Nature/Fauna-Flora/Quail-Gardens/IMG8640/863373820_JqGsN-S.jpg' title='863373820_JqGsN-S.jpg'][/url]

  • Srini July 9, 2010 02:41 am

    [url=http://vasans.com/Nature/Fauna-Flora/Quail-Gardens/12140867_vhnNg#863373820_JqGsN-A-LB][eimg url='http://vasans.com/Nature/Fauna-Flora/Quail-Gardens/IMG8640/863373820_JqGsN-M.jpg' title='863373820_JqGsN-M.jpg'][/url]

  • Chetaco July 9, 2010 02:40 am

    I understand your point but I have to say many of your examples as well as many of those provided in the comments miss the point of enhancing the image. So many of them are just the technical reality of working with the subject matter and don't actually add anything to the emotion of the image.

  • Srini July 9, 2010 02:39 am

    [eimg url='http://vasans.com/Nature/Fauna-Flora/Quail-Gardens/IMG8640/863373820_JqGsN-L.jpg' title='863373820_JqGsN-L.jpg']

  • turbodante July 8, 2010 08:02 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/turbodante/2505535546/' title='Brush and Spit' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3002/2505535546_0be7714029.jpg']

  • Amir Paz July 8, 2010 07:42 pm

    here is one of my favorites :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/amirpaz/3493947561/in/set-72157617668383580/

    amir

  • noomad July 8, 2010 06:50 pm

  • Fred Veinfurt July 8, 2010 05:50 pm

    Loved this one from this past winter.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredveinfurt/4376959271/' title='IMG_9170' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2765/4376959271_75737377ce.jpg']

  • Esdeebee July 8, 2010 04:09 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/es_deebee/4660384217/

    I really like this one.

    Exif:

    Camera: Canon EOS 50D
    Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
    Aperture: f/8.0
    Focal Length: 55 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: On, Fired

  • Esdeebee July 8, 2010 04:09 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/es_deebee/4660384217/

    I really like this one.

  • Rebecca July 8, 2010 03:45 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebeccabartonphotography/4737444409/' title='Monet's Flowers 2' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4737444409_3029c69daa.jpg']

  • lemonboyz July 8, 2010 03:25 pm

    here is mt best shots-

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lemonboyz/4565887118/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lemonboyz/4692879214/

  • Sven Simon July 8, 2010 02:49 pm

    I love shallow DOF shot. Here's one of mine:
    [eimg url='http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l33vrvjdQc1qbv1dmo1_500.jpg' title='tumblr_l33vrvjdQc1qbv1dmo1_500.jpg']

    more on my site at photo.svensimon.com

  • Jim Alonzo July 8, 2010 02:47 pm

    A big WOW to all images posted!
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpgalonzo/4455656285/' title='Libingan ng mga Bayani, Clark Air base, Philippines' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4455656285_95b4f28194.jpg']

  • hosting murah indonesia July 8, 2010 02:24 pm

    woooow..beautiful photo,,nice...

  • Aramalia July 8, 2010 01:50 pm

    My try again...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aramalia/4772755559/

  • idb July 8, 2010 01:04 pm

    I'm trying this again, hoping my picture will "stick" this time.

    http://lh4.ggpht.com/_XbxxMCNobuA/TDTCVxzk7gI/AAAAAAAAAoM/HJX8cpUmqZA/s400/1027-06.JPG

  • Aramalia July 8, 2010 01:01 pm

    Great photos up there!
    Here's my try:

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/aramalia/4772755559/' title='Classical beauty' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4772755559_db78af4a5f.jpg']

  • Myo Kyaw Htun July 8, 2010 12:26 pm

  • Erik Smith July 8, 2010 12:23 pm

    From Hike 6.22.2010

  • souravsen July 8, 2010 12:04 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/sourav_sen/4772230637/' title='Bird 1' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4772230637_2ae8c845db.jpg']

  • Tedd Van Diest July 8, 2010 11:19 am

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4753219637_7f62f71274_b.jpg

  • Tedd Van Diest July 8, 2010 11:18 am

  • HAN July 8, 2010 11:17 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/byenseven/4747327479/

  • sourav July 8, 2010 09:08 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sourav_sen/4772230637/

  • sourav July 8, 2010 09:06 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/sourav_sen/4772230637/' title='Bird 1' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4772230637_2ae8c845db.jpg']

    Thought this would be a good candidate for shallow DOF.

  • Keith Risinger July 8, 2010 07:51 am

    Didn't think a lot about shallow depth of field before seeing this article. Very nice.
    Here's a desert willow at sunset
    [eimg url='http://web.nmsu.edu/~syskmr/DPS/d-willow.jpg' title='d-willow.jpg']

  • RHiNO NEAL July 8, 2010 06:51 am

    Thanks for choosing one of my photos for this feature - much appreciated.

  • idb July 8, 2010 04:16 am

    It's a metal tomato stake and it's actually a colour image, not B&W.

  • Fiona July 8, 2010 04:03 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dark-wretch/4770623626/' title='Crazy Purple' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4770623626_173e14b3dc.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dark-wretch/4769979127/' title='Purple' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4769979127_021219cbc6.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dark-wretch/4770644334/' title='Peeping through' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4770644334_24c187ba95.jpg']

  • Ambition July 8, 2010 03:50 am

    I agree with Cheryl! As a newbie, stating how the shot was taken will help in the teaching aspect. The pictures are beautiful. I will definitely be out this weekend experimenting!

  • Ina July 7, 2010 11:13 pm

    Another one, this is from a celebration in Albania.

    [eimg url='http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs558.ash1/32490_1475750972118_1184019303_1371239_6490880_n.jpg' title='32490_1475750972118_1184019303_1371239_6490880_n.jpg']

  • Ina July 7, 2010 11:07 pm

    [eimg url='http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs558.ash1/32490_1475750092096_1184019303_1371222_3028684_n.jpg' title='32490_1475750092096_1184019303_1371222_3028684_n.jpg']

  • Ina July 7, 2010 11:06 pm

    Hello, I love dps :)

    My first attempt to post here:
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs558.ash1/32490_1475750092096_1184019303_1371222_3028684_n.jpg

  • Carolyn July 7, 2010 10:57 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/34199742@N03/4738149772/' title='Daisy Bokeh' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4738149772_f823a5f02f.jpg']

  • cheryl barker July 7, 2010 10:32 pm

    Would love to see the details.. F- stop and shutter speeds on some... they are great and I'm still learning.. thanks, cheryl

  • Antony Pratap July 7, 2010 09:50 pm

    Awesome collection! So inspiring, makes me wanna take my cam and get out to click =)

    A hardcore Shallow Depth of Field fan!

  • OMG Facts!!! July 7, 2010 09:28 pm

    [eimg url='http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs057.ash2/36228_10150201212020487_556125486_12912126_2193307_n.jpg' title='36228_10150201212020487_556125486_12912126_2193307_n.jpg']

    This one was shot at the national library in Kolkata, India. It's one of the oldest libraries in Asia.

  • Odai July 7, 2010 09:09 pm

    The cliche water tap, but I think it has quite a nice shallow dof.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/larrycabin/4307830138/' title='' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4307830138_e7622d218b.jpg']

  • Xerophytes July 7, 2010 09:04 pm

  • Karen Stuebing July 7, 2010 08:11 pm

    These are all amazing and creative images. This is what shallow depth of field is about.

    Sadly, I find I seem to only use it for flowers and bees on flowers and the occasional apple hanging on a branch

    Well, I did just do one with a line of stools at a counter but haven't posted it online.

    Here's a flower..

    Evening Primrose

    Personally, I don't find any of the photographs objectionable but I've always been more photojournalistically inclined. And yes, I made that word up. :)

    Yall have inspired me to experiment more with shallow DOF.

  • Odai July 7, 2010 07:39 pm

  • AlexC07 July 7, 2010 07:26 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexc09/3749957010/sizes/m/

  • AlexC07 July 7, 2010 07:26 pm

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2582/3749957010_75ce1dbfb1.jpg

  • AlexC07 July 7, 2010 07:24 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexc09/3749957010/

  • Julianna Koh July 7, 2010 06:52 pm

    My pet photography:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48131763@N03/4754801694/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48131763@N03/4738810624/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48131763@N03/4652719130/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48131763@N03/4652721050/

    My personal projects:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/extensiblecow/4578447156/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/extensiblecow/4714332148/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/extensiblecow/4713689941/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/extensiblecow/4713834653/

  • krishna July 7, 2010 06:24 pm

    [eimg url='http://picasaweb.google.com/bkkishore/CloseUps#5491077026758150930' title='CloseUps#5491077026758150930']
    http://picasaweb.google.com/bkkishore/Portraits#5010844611037230018

  • amrazak July 7, 2010 05:26 pm

    DOF....
    [eimg url='http://www.t.razham.com/wp-content/gallery/newyear2010/img_2141.jpg' title='img_2141.jpg']

  • Abijith July 7, 2010 04:51 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/51719441@N00/4770748550/' title='IMG_0671' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4770748550_f537f6df36.jpg']

  • Abijith July 7, 2010 04:50 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/51719441@N00/4770748550/

  • Bertie July 7, 2010 04:47 pm

    [eimg link='' title='' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com//300269344_.jpg']
    at http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisbassett/300269344/in/photostream/

  • Julien July 7, 2010 02:50 pm

    Here is mine:

    [eimg url='http://juliencarminati.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v15/p781408294-3.jpg' title='p781408294-3.jpg']

  • Santosh July 7, 2010 02:32 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/santoshc/4698191307/' title='Bzzzy bee' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4698191307_4848009e53.jpg']

  • Patti July 7, 2010 12:06 pm

    [eimg url='http://copperbee.smugmug.com/Other/Beauty-in-the-Mundane/Joe-Juice/597041793_Ndb5U-L.jpg' title='597041793_Ndb5U-L.jpg']

  • bill July 7, 2010 11:26 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/14890463@N03/4744358934/' title='P1020992' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4744358934_a867274585.jpg']

  • Vikas July 7, 2010 11:18 am

    Some random stones.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/vikask/4753936516/' title='DSC_0017' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4753936516_4082d43cd6.jpg']

  • Mei Teng July 7, 2010 10:59 am

    Shallow depth of field is a great technique. Thanks for sharing the images.

  • citmariñas July 7, 2010 10:53 am

    Great ideas.. A lot of them is Macro.. And I really love Macro Photography.. Once I purchase a good extension tube.. I will be starting my own adventure to the Little Big World.

  • Jason Collin Photography July 7, 2010 10:37 am

    @jan -- see my comment above....some photo selections were jarring as well. I can understand wanting to be eclectic, but . . .

  • Andrew July 7, 2010 10:15 am

    Thanks for using my work (I'm Andross) as an example! And the other images are lovely as well (I particularly like the first and third).

  • Photography by Michelle July 7, 2010 10:11 am

    One of my favorites - http://www.flickr.com/photos/michellehires/4263348685/

  • Jan July 7, 2010 09:13 am

    Maybe I'm just out of the loop, but cigarette butts, guns, and gangsters as subjects? They ruined this post for me.

  • fortunato_uno July 7, 2010 08:42 am

    Ok, I got one for you...... one of my favorites
    http://lafango.com/fortunato_uno#/media/581998-dpp-0215
    this is one of the shots that people like after they look for a minute. most don't get it right away.

  • Jason Collin Photography July 7, 2010 08:15 am

    @Caroline -- ah, good point!

  • rafael July 7, 2010 08:12 am

    here is my take sDOF...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/12972564@N00/4766028906/

  • Aaron Parker July 7, 2010 06:44 am

    I took this one a while back:
    Boat on Derwent Water

    Hope you enjoy it!

    Aaron
    ;-)

  • Erin Kohlenberg July 7, 2010 06:33 am

    My personal favorite: "Dinner".
    [eimg url='http://erink.smugmug.com/Dailies-and-Challenges/Daily-Photo-Galleries/Daily-Photos-2010/Dinner/858296520_eD3tC-M.jpg' title='858296520_eD3tC-M.jpg']

  • Scottyea July 7, 2010 05:59 am

    These are great and pretty inspirational. This one of mine is taken with a FL 55mm 1.2 on my 10D

  • tim July 7, 2010 05:31 am

    Check this two photos ,
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47167603@N08/4768930154/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47167603@N08/4768983752/

    taken with my new 50mm lenses, at 1.8

  • Caroline July 7, 2010 04:30 am

    @Jason Collin Photography - I think that was the point!
    @Martin Soler HDR Photos - I agree, it must have taken a combination of remarkable skills and unearthly luck to get that kitten capture!

  • Jalaj Tyagi July 7, 2010 04:29 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/31083457@N00/4768121175/' title='Paper plane' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4768121175_014a9c5d5b.jpg']

  • Martin Soler HDR Photos July 7, 2010 04:03 am

    Awesome collection. My first shallow depth of field image was a broken bench in some old castle in France. I still quite like it. http://martinsoler.com/2010/01/25/broken-bench/

    On the photos above, I like the cat one most, knowing what it's like to shoot small cats that must have been quite a job.

  • Idowu Asumah July 7, 2010 03:51 am

    Hey y'all,

    Check these out, hope to get comments & criticism:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/idasumah/4735328066/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/idasumah/4734662423/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/idasumah/4735300434/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/idasumah/4734610793/

    Thanks

  • Mark July 7, 2010 03:39 am

    Really clear illustrations of the technique.

  • Justin July 7, 2010 03:36 am

    I've got a few.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/j00zt1n/3763738149/' title='Chin up 2' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2675/3763738149_929e127f72.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/j00zt1n/4384464460/' title='[54/365] Mixed Up' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4384464460_9bd1ea2ea5.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/j00zt1n/3975266353/' title='Grow' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2486/3975266353_09a61ef79a.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/j00zt1n/3229562498/' title='Chin up' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3438/3229562498_7f995e51c9.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/j00zt1n/3885995966/' title='Superstitious' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2537/3885995966_794f47e83a.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/j00zt1n/3982001589/' title='The Hunt' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2469/3982001589_0bf6775507.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/j00zt1n/4669660706/' title='[152/365] Reaching' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1273/4669660706_60a9337dfa.jpg']

  • Jason Collin Photography July 7, 2010 03:36 am

    This is a very mixed collection to me. I do love bokeh and very shallow DoF in images. conorwithonen's street portrait is very stylish, and Dustin Diaz framed his shot well. However, I find the shot of the bikini bottom girl with cigarette dangling to just be vulgar.

    aussiegall had very nice timing to get that bee approach shot, just a shock to go from that to the next one!

    I made this bokeh shot in Tokyo, where shooting at night one can easily find great backgrounds for shallow DoF shots:

    http://jasoncollinphotography.com/blog/2010/1/4/free-iphone-wallpaper-monday-tokyo-bokeh.html

  • Stefan July 7, 2010 03:16 am

    A fresh cherry tomato on a slate table.

    [eimg url='http://lh5.ggpht.com/_o-44fevQ-JY/RPPJF6BeABI/AAAAAAAAAA4/jBSWWkCzvfU/s144/DSCN1544%20tomatoes.JPG' title='DSCN1544%20tomatoes.JPG']

  • Lee July 7, 2010 03:15 am

    This picture of my daughter is one of my favorite bokeh portraits because of the late afternoon light shining through her hair

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/64663706@N00/4648552579/in/photostream/

  • Erin Kohlenberg July 7, 2010 03:13 am

    I call this one "Dinner"

    [eimg url='http://erink.smugmug.com/Dailies-and-Challenges/Daily-Photo-Galleries/Daily-Photos-2010/10823751_gDfyX#858296520_eD3tC' title='10823751_gDfyX#858296520_eD3tC']

  • Rachael Talibart July 7, 2010 03:12 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/studyjunkie/4705304483/' title='Summer dreams' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4705304483_b9737b3503_b.jpg']

  • jacbm July 7, 2010 03:08 am

    My daughter.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacbmelo/4690613529/

  • Erin Kohlenberg July 7, 2010 03:06 am

    A fun image.. .I called it "Dinner".
    [url=http://erink.smugmug.com/Dailies-and-Challenges/Daily-Photo-Galleries/Daily-Photos-2010/10823751_gDfyX#858296520_eD3tC-A-LB][eimg url='http://erink.smugmug.com/Dailies-and-Challenges/Daily-Photo-Galleries/Daily-Photos-2010/Dinner/858296520_eD3tC-M.jpg' title='858296520_eD3tC-M.jpg'][/url]

  • jue July 7, 2010 02:51 am

    [eimg url='http://wr14.de/albums/userpics/10002/winter-01.jpg' title='winter-01.jpg']

  • i-nacho July 7, 2010 02:50 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/i-nacho/3626865868/

    B&W taken @ Uribelarrea, Buenos Aires - Argentina
    With Nikon D90 and Nikkor 50mm F/1.8

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/i-nacho/4214676608/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/i-nacho/4221415447/
    With Nikon D90 and Nikkor 50mm F/1.4

  • Tony Casparro July 7, 2010 02:46 am

    [img] http://www.flickr.com/photos/tcasparro/4767863585/
    Cute kitten

  • David Wetty July 7, 2010 02:33 am

    Forgot to add the other links...

    http://studiowetty.com/imgs/weddings/weddings007large.jpg

    http://studiowetty.com/imgs/surroundings/surroundings004large.jpg

    http://studiowetty.com/imgs/casuals/casuals004large.jpg

    Those are some of my favorites, but I have others around here somewhere...

  • David Wetty July 7, 2010 02:31 am

    I'll assume my original pics didn't post for some reason... sorry if this results in a double post.

    http://studiowetty.com/imgs/weddings/weddings006large.jpg

  • mai July 7, 2010 02:29 am

    a portrait of my favorite subject, my nephew Nathan.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4847637&id=579530447#!/photo.php?pid=4871155&op=1&o=global&view=global&subj=104796738048&id=579530447&fbid=402849615447

    this one is silhouette as well as shallow DOF

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4847637&id=579530447#!/photo.php?pid=4948519&op=1&o=global&view=global&subj=104796738048&id=579530447&fbid=405750505447

  • mai July 7, 2010 02:25 am

    a portrait of my favorite subject, my nephew Nathan.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4847637&id=579530447

  • bitterbutter July 7, 2010 02:13 am

    Photographer's [ Eye ]

  • Caroline July 7, 2010 02:12 am

    Mmm, this is my idea of photo porn. Thanks for collecting these!

  • LaptopHeaven July 7, 2010 02:10 am

    I love when he main subject is the one placed out of focus.

    [eimg url='http://courtneybearse.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/The-Sounds-011-731x1024.jpg' title='The-Sounds-011-731x1024.jpg']

  • Roliver Vergara July 7, 2010 02:00 am

    also this one...[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/roliverjvergara/3928882528/' title='kumot sa duyan' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2533/3928882528_199516ee1c.jpg']

  • Roliver Vergara July 7, 2010 01:58 am

    here's one of my favorites shallows, taken last year.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/roliverjvergara/3915523010/' title='fingers ' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2620/3915523010_2a43ebba7a.jpg']

  • Shokinen July 7, 2010 01:53 am

    Here is one of my favorite

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/shokinen/3988121687/' title='They start young' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3495/3988121687_a032c785cd.jpg']

  • Deirdre July 7, 2010 01:49 am

    Two cigarette photos & a girl on the ground who looks on the verge of decay... Kind of an interesting selection for this site -- not as family-friendly as I've seen.

    I play with shallow depth of field a lot (and my photos are more family friendly). Here are two recent photos:

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/superdewa/4731602017/' title='186/365: Green River' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1014/4731602017_7c31b73818.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/superdewa/4729661212/' title='185/365: walking home' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1093/4729661212_da131d0cf7.jpg']

  • Chris Y July 7, 2010 01:49 am

    a few more
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/65466679@N00/4762293364/' title='IMG_2775' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/4762293364_6bb4fcc25c.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/65466679@N00/4761659195/' title='IMG_2781' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4761659195_65d8b2b66e.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/65466679@N00/4762293334/' title='IMG_2774' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4762293334_05bb4da674.jpg']

  • Amy Marie July 7, 2010 01:47 am

    Great Photos!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/51807799@N03/4767673043/' title='DSC_0613' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4767673043_c750b75280.jpg']

  • OD July 7, 2010 01:45 am

    These are awesome pictures!

    Here is my tribute to this topic:
    Dachhund resting:
    http://olafurdanielsson.smugmug.com/Animals/USA-Florida/10919652_FHMCY#921894485_43oHu

    Inside of jeans:
    http://olafurdanielsson.smugmug.com/Photography/%C3%9Dmsar-myndir/10594956_T4BAo#796369570_3kUp8

    Plastic Soldiers:
    http://olafurdanielsson.smugmug.com/Photography/%C3%9Dmsar-myndir/10594956_T4BAo#840813422_SpMwb

    Tree with moss:
    http://olafurdanielsson.smugmug.com/Photography/%C3%9Dmsar-myndir/10594956_T4BAo#814188539_nQx3W

    ...and some more

  • Chris Yap July 7, 2010 01:43 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/65466679@N00/4761570547/

    Hi,

    I would like to share this picture of a matchbox car taken with a shallow depth of field.

    Thanks.
    Chris Y

  • Banu July 7, 2010 01:39 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/b4nu/4471093010/' title='IMG_4169' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4471093010_e568a4a777.jpg']

    sorry had some problems with the code :)

  • Banu July 7, 2010 01:38 am

    [img] http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4471093010_e568a4a777_b.jpg [/image]

    I got lucky with this one in Barcelona and I am realy proud of it because it's made with a point and shoot camera wich has the manual options.

  • Banu July 7, 2010 01:38 am

    [img] http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4471093010_e568a4a777_b.jpg[/image]

    I got lucky with this one in Barcelona and I am realy proud of it because it's made with a point and shoot camera wich has the manual options.

  • Rashad July 7, 2010 01:36 am

    While I'm sure God does love some shallow depth of field images, I doubt he is going to add any to the collection above.

  • Rashad July 7, 2010 01:36 am

    While I'm God does love some shallow depth of field images, I doubt he is going to add any to the collection above.

  • David Wetty July 7, 2010 01:35 am

    I love using DoF to make a subject pop. It might be my favorite "pro trick" that my friends ogle over. Here are some of my favorites:

    [eimg url='http://studiowetty.com/imgs/surroundings/surroundings004large.jpg' title='surroundings004large.jpg']
    [eimg url='http://studiowetty.com/imgs/surroundings/surroundings010large.jpg' title='surroundings010large.jpg']
    [eimg url='http://studiowetty.com/imgs/surroundings/surroundings002large.jpg' title='surroundings002large.jpg']
    [eimg url='http://studiowetty.com/imgs/weddings/weddings006large.jpg' title='weddings006large.jpg']
    [eimg url='http://studiowetty.com/imgs/weddings/weddings007large.jpg' title='weddings007large.jpg']
    [eimg url='http://studiowetty.com/imgs/casuals/casuals004large.jpg' title='casuals004large.jpg']

  • Facundo July 7, 2010 01:30 am

    Or this one...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fpramparo/4648677341/

  • Facundo July 7, 2010 01:29 am

    What about this one?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fpramparo/4573765648/

  • Kumar J July 7, 2010 01:11 am

    How I love Bokeh :D

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/deutero/4724189097/' title='Munku' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1066/4724189097_dccd8d744b.jpg']

  • Ed July 7, 2010 01:10 am

    I wish I could take photos like this :(

    By the way, I can't find the EXIF data on the new Flickr page layout - can anyone help?

  • Kumar J July 7, 2010 01:10 am

    How I love Bokeh :D
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/deutero/4724189097/' title='Munku' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1066/4724189097_dccd8d744b.jpg']

  • Mike July 7, 2010 01:09 am

    I like the one with the egg! Very creative!

  • Chirag Rathod July 7, 2010 01:06 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/chirag/4661938687/' title='DSC_0084' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1278/4661938687_9360104556.jpg']

  • Mike July 7, 2010 01:05 am

    This is one of my favorites!
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/wired_gr/4556236293/' title='School Lockers' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3488/4556236293_3c084fef7b.jpg']

  • Melody Mainville July 7, 2010 01:03 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/51397650@N07/4768194914/' title='5' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4768194914_1288b9c918.jpg']

  • Jen at Cabin Fever July 7, 2010 01:02 am

    Bokeh is a beautiful thing! Love these photos. Great examples. I just had a bokeh assignment last month for my monthly photo assignments. This month, though, is Black and White.

    Cabin Fever in Vermont

    NEK Photography Blog

  • leo vina July 7, 2010 01:01 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlpvina/4759953248/' title='after the rain' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4759953248_002db40afd.jpg']

  • Rish July 7, 2010 12:59 am

    Amazing collection! I guess shallow DoF is the best way to get amazing bokeh images!

  • Renju July 7, 2010 12:58 am

    AWESOME!!!!! :D


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