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Old Aug 6, 2009, 1:48 PM   #1
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This is not my picture, but saw this and wondered what settings where most likely used to achieve this DOF.

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Sorry about that, here is a link to the picture:

http://www.dailyherald.com/galleries...2560&prev=neg#

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Old Aug 6, 2009, 1:57 PM   #2
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First, a note of caution: be very careful about taking images and posting them elsewhere. That image belongs to someoone, copying it from the web without their permission is a potential violation of their copyright.

As to your question - dof appears to be around 12-16" or so. There are lots of combinations that could get you there. In general you want wide apertures and/or long focal lengths to get shallow dof. What we don't know in looking at this image is how much of a crop this shot is. Most likely the shot was in the neighborhood of f1.8-2.8 and likely between 100-200mm
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Old Aug 6, 2009, 2:08 PM   #3
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Linc:

We prefer that you don't embed images in posts that you didn't take yourself. So, I've removed the image you attached to your post. I'd post a link to those types of images instead (include a link to the page it's being displayed on elsewhere, versus embedding the image in your post here).

As JohnG explained, that was an example of a shallow Depth of Field. See this Depth of Field Calculator for more information:

http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html
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Thanks for the edit.
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