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Mrs. Bubbles



A Small Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla pratensis nigricans) in the early morning with a lot of pearls of dew around it. I've used a Meyer Görlitz Primotar for getti...
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A Small Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla pratensis nigricans) in the early morning with a lot of pearls of dew around it. I've used a Meyer Görlitz Primotar for getting a lot of bubbles in the bokeh - it's not photoshopped :)



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Contest Finalist in Morning Dew Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in 800 Dramatic Flowers Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Bokeh Plants and Flowers Photo Contest
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Morning Dew Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Morning Dew Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Flares And Glitter Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Flares And Glitter Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Flares In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Flares In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Seeking Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 rank
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Seeking Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Flowers With Bokeh Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Flowers With Bokeh Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Water Drops On Flowers Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Lens Flares Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Lens Flares Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Water Drops On Flowers Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Just Flowers Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Bright Flowers Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Pretty Everyday Things Photo ContestTop 30 rank
800 Dramatic Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 rank
800 Dramatic Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Pretty Everyday Things Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
Pretty Everyday Things Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Handle With Care Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Sun Flares Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Sun Flares Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Pro Macro Shots Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Macro Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Bokeh Plants and Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Macro Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Bokeh Plants and Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Macro Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Bokeh Plants and Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Negative Space Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Negative Space Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
Negative Space Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 20Top 10 rank
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Covers Photo Contest Vol 20Top 10 rank week 1
One Is Good Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 2
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18 Comments | Report
ReneeBlake
 
ReneeBlake April 12, 2015
This is gorgeous !
dareco
 
dareco April 12, 2015
Love this!!
toniallen PRO+
 
toniallen May 18, 2015
Gorgeous image,
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 09, 2015
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
juanbalv
 
juanbalv July 10, 2015
Absolutely amazing!
Akire
 
Akire July 11, 2015
Wow, this is gorgeous! And Congratulations on your Finalist!
jodigarrison
 
jodigarrison July 11, 2015
Absolutely stunning!
janabernethy
 
janabernethy July 13, 2015
just gorgeous
Iwona
 
Iwona July 15, 2015
I read your article and it was awesome! I will be glad to follow our work here! best regards!
ireneosborne
 
ireneosborne July 18, 2015
Wonderful, so simple yet says so much!
nandicmb PRO+
 
nandicmb October 11, 2015
Congratulations-this for the 800 Dramatic Flowers Photo Contest!
Candlelight
 
Candlelight December 02, 2015
A dream shot!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz December 03, 2015
Thanks a lot! :)
keithhempfleng Platinum
 
keithhempfleng June 04, 2016
You inspire me
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 13, 2018
Glad you do - thank you!
tmlakshmi PRO
 
tmlakshmi March 11, 2017
from where do you get the les you used for this. beautiful
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 13, 2018
I've bought it used on a bazaar platform :). Thank you!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 July 12, 2018
Hella gorgeous shot! 😊
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz July 13, 2018
Thanks a bunch! :)
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo August 11, 2018
Love... Congrats on all your Awards, Henrik!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz February 25, 2019
Very belated thanks Carol!
TomasTar PRO+
 
TomasTar October 31, 2018
Awesome
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz February 25, 2019
Thank you Tomas!
UPbyVeronica
 
UPbyVeronica February 21, 2019
Love the Bokeh!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz February 25, 2019
Thank you - glad you do!
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at a very nice place on a hill near Vienna - with a wonderful view on the city with the sun rising above it.
Time
I go there before sunrise for getting sunrise shots as well, but this photo was shot like an hour after sunrise.
Lighting
After sunrise the light get's brighter and harder, but that's just right to get the flares and reflections of all the dew drops in the grass if you shoot against the sun. That early in the morning you can still manage to get a suitable exposure.
Equipment
Canon 5d Mk II, Meyer Görlitz Primotar 135/3.5 mounted with an M42 adapter, Berlebach mini tripod, Sirui ball head.
Inspiration
I always wanted to do some nice bubble bokeh photos with the well known Primotar lens which is very similar to the famous Trioplan. It turns reflection flares into bubbles. So I was looking for the correct light situation, a day with masses of dew drops in the grass and looked for a nice Pulsatilla (small pasque flower) which I like that much.
Editing
There's not a lot to day if the conditions are right und you control your results on the set. There's almost no stamping, but some correction of tonal contrast and bringing out the details of the flower. I rarely need more than 5 to 10 minutes for a picture.
In my camera bag
Canon 5d Mk II Canon 7D Canon 16-35/4 L IS Canon 50/1.4 Canon 70-200/4 L IS Canon 85/1.8 Sigma 120-300/2.8 OS Tamron 150-600 Tripod ND Filters, gradient filters, polarization filter Sometimes some old manual lenses like the Primotar 135/3.5, Asahi Pentax 200/3.5 or others.
Feedback
You should know the technique...Hey! I try to do artistic photos and I could tend to ignore technical knowledge, but I need it to get the result I have in my mind. Knowledge in photography gives you the ability to know when to shoot where and perhaps to don't shoot at all if conditions aren't wort it, but that definitely shouldn't keep you from having fun and to experiment. Here I needed to use the an open aperture to get the 'bubbles' big. It's just a simple formula: if you want big flares in the bokeh use an open aperture and a long lens.

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