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    Increase the Aperture or Decrease the Aperture?

    Do you think I should increase the aperture on this photo. I kinda like it like this but I want to know what other people think. Increase the Aperture?
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    Willie or Jiro is fine by me.

    Re: Increase the Aperture?

    I'd probably do the opposite - using a wide aperture to blur out the background. This effect can be done using photoshop, though. Nice composition and subject, btw.

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    Re: Increase the Aperture?

    I wouldn't be to concerned with that, I think you have done well.

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    Re: Increase the Aperture?

    This is where the terms "increase aperture" and "decrease aperture" tend to confuse people. "Increase" applied to "aperture" means to open it further by using a smaller f:stop number. "Decrease" applied to "aperture" means to make it smaller by using a larger f:stop number.

    What Jiro is referring to is to make the hole larger by using a smaller f:stop number, which will decrease your depth of field and blur the background even more.

    I like the one you have posted, but a little less depth of field, using a larger aperture (smaller f:stop number) might make it more dramatic.

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    Re: Increase the Aperture?

    Thanks Pops! I do get confused with the aperture increase and decrease.

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    Re: Increase the Aperture?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Increase the Aperture?

    no knowing what f stop you used and whether there was a tripod available it is a shot in the dark to suggest what to do.. however i would like a little more dof which for me suggests a hofher f stop

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    Re: Increase the Aperture?

    I think that if you increased the focal length and stopped down a little then you would both get the more diffuse background and perhaps get the lower leaf in focus...it looks great as-is though

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